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MSO Announces 2017 Symphony Ball Live Auction Line-Up

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to announce the live auction line-up for our 2017 "Venetian Masquerade" Symphony Ball, coming up on Saturday, November 4th at Fountain Head Country Club. A limited number of ticket and tables are still available for the event!

The live auction features incredible getaways, unique experiences, a year of entertainment and fun at the movies, and a VIP experience to the MSO unlike anything we've ever offered before. The 2017 Symphony Ball will transport you to the streets of Italy as you enjoy an evening of live music, exquisite food, dancing, and exciting new opportunities to support your Maryland Symphony Orchestra. We are thrilled to partner with Fountain Head Executive Chef Todd Reynolds, Leitersburg Cinemas, and the Rhubarb House, and others to create these unique live-auction items. For those who may be looking for a truly memorable musical experience, you'll have the chance to bid on a "starring role" at the annual Salute to Independence at Antietam National Battlefield, be serenaded by Stephen Beaudoin, Executive Director of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and so much more.

We hope you will join us at the 2017 "Venetian Masquerade" Symphony Ball for your chance to take home one of these incredible Live Auction items.

MSO Symphony Ball 2017
"Venetian Masquerade"
Live Auction Line-Up

1. Fountain Head Country Club – Chef’s Table for Six
Enjoy a magical evening with Chef Todd.  Located right inside the Fountain Head kitchen, just steps away from the talented kitchen staff, Fountain Head Executive Chef Todd Reynolds will prepare a special dinner for you and five of your guests. Don’t miss out on this action-packed culinary evening! This unique opportunity has won rave reviews from bid winners at past Symphony Ball auctions. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Excludes alcohol, service charge and tax. Thanks to Fountain Head Country Club.

2. Private House Concert Featuring MSO Executive Director, tenor Stephen Marc Beaudoin
From singing at the Hollywood Bowl with Pink Martini to performing in opera and musical theatre across the country, the MSO’s own Stephen Marc Beaudoin will delight you and your guests with a customized house concert featuring tenor and guest instruments at your home or private event. From 17th century songs and arias to popular songs from John Denver or The Beatles, Stephen will create a customized musical experience that you and your guests won’t soon forget. Thanks to Stephen Marc Beaudoin.

3. Five Nights in Magical Iceland
The northern island nation of Iceland is one of the year’s hottest destinations for tourists. Enjoy a fabulous five-night stay at a 4-star hotel in Reykjavik, the country’s stunning capital. Plan to take in Iceland’s legendary sights with a Northern Lights by Boat tour, a Blue Lagoon experience, and the incredible Golden Circle Tour, with roundtrip transport to and from the hotel included in this incredible package. Iceland’s dramatic natural wonders are nothing short of magical, making this an enchanted adventure of a lifetime.

4. Guest Conduct The MSO!
The orchestra is tuned and the mood is festive as you take center stage to conduct the MSO at our annual “Salute to Independence” concert at Antietam National Battlefield on July 7, 2018.  The winner will receive a personal conducting lesson from Elizabeth Schulze and rehearse with the orchestra the afternoon of the concert, followed by conducting the orchestra in front of more than 30,000 guests.  Truly a once-in-a-lifetime privilege for the music lover with a spirit of adventure.  Guest conductor must be high school age or older. Thanks to Elizabeth Schulze.

5. Five night Getaway to Costa Rica
Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the rich culture of Costa Rica on this five-night getaway. Catch a wave, relax under a waterfall, and just luxuriate in the paradise that visitors know as one of the happiest countries on the planet. This package includes 5 nights at a Costa Rican Marriott Resort hotel, daily breakfast for two, and round-trip coach airfare for 2 from the US to Costa Rica. So, whether you're a beach bum, surf nut, nature enthusiast or just someone looking to chill out and escape the world, visit Costa Rica and experience a vacation like no other!

6. One Year of Movies + Fun at Leitersburg Cinemas
You’ve got a golden ticket! You’ll be transported to stories and places across the globe with this golden ticket, which entitles two individuals to one year of unlimited movies, drinks, and popcorn at Leitersburg Cinemas. From the latest Tom Cruise flick to the newest Disney family adventure, this is YOUR golden ticket to a year of unforgettable movies. Thanks to Leitersburg Cinemas.

7. Wine & Appetizers Party for 20 at the Rhubarb House
Shelly is ready to dazzle and delight at the Rhubarb House with this incredible Wine and Appetizer Party for twenty.  Whether it’s celebrating a birthday or anniversary, or hosting a pre-concert Party to be scheduled at a mutually agreeable date with Rhubarb House. Thanks to Connie & George Manger, and Georgia & Jim Pierne.

8. VIP MSO Experience
You’re the star of our show with this VIP MSO experience package. For the 2018-19 season of concerts, you’ll be treated to a VIP concert experience unlike anything we’ve ever offered before. The winner of this exclusive package receives two reserved VIP box seats for every concert in the 2018-19 MSO season held at the Maryland Theatre and reserved seating at the 2018 Salute to Independence; VIP reserved parking directly in front of the theatre for each concert with a VIP parking pass to the Salute to Independence; a restaurant gift certificate to great downtown restaurants like Schmankerl Stube, Bulls and Bears and 28 South, for pre-concert dinner or post-concert drinks and snacks; and an exclusive opportunity to meet with MSO and guest musicians following each concert.

A limited number of tickets remain for the Maryland Symphony Orchestra's November 4th "Venetian Masquerade" Symphony Ball. Click here to purchase your individual tickets ($150 each) or Table ($1000) today.