20th Anniversary Gala
Live Auction Items
1. Gourmet Dinner With Our Maestro
Ever wondered what it’s like to conduct an orchestra? How you learn to do it? Or would you just like to get to know Maestro Dana Sadava better? Musicians Seth (timpani) and Merrie (cello) Jaffe have graciously arranged for a select group of guests to join them and Dana at their home for a feast prepared on-site by an accomplished chef. Six seats are available. We are offering this unique experience to the 6 top bidders.
Starting bid: $50.00/person, +$10
2. Conduct MVP
Experience for yourself what it’s like to stand at the podium and conduct a symphony orchestra, and help us celebrate this special day by conducting Happy Birthday to MVP. Our Executive Director Richard Aldag has written a special arrangement of the song just for this occasion, so the winning bidder will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to conduct a world premiere while the rest of us sing. And, we are throwing in a keepsake baton.
Starting bid: $50.00/person, +$10
3. Luxury Seascape Vacation – Bid With Your Friends
The ultimate winner’s choice for the tropical beach lover!
Pamper yourself, your family and your friends with a 4-night getaway in a luxury private residence. Winning bidder gets to choose one of these popular locations:
Hacienda Beach Club and Residence along Playa el Medano in Los Cabos, Mexico
Baha Mar Resort at Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
Luxury seaside apartment in Las Catalinas, Costa Rica
The Palms Private Residences at Playa Flamingo Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Penthouse in Porto Cupecoy, St. Maarten
Ocean-view condo at the beach in San Diego, CA.
All residences include at least 2 bedrooms and accommodate 4; St Maarten residence includes 3 bedrooms and accommodates 6. Package includes pre-trip planning and local concierge services; airfare not included.
Please note: Certificate is good for 18 months. Some time restrictions, such as Christmas, and New Year’s, apply.
1. Angelino Restaurant, 621 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Family-friendly Italian eatery serving casual basics along with exotic dishes.
2. Barrel House Tavern, 660 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Sleek eatery on the bay serves New American fare & creative cocktails in a former ferry terminal.
3. Il Davide, 901 S St., San Rafael
Warm, welcoming, locally-owned talian restaurant serving refined Tuscan fare including lunch specials amid lively atmosphere.
4. Oyama Sushi, 282 Bon Air Center, Greenbrae
Authentic sushi bar restaurant located in the BonAir shopping center
5. Piatti, 625 Redwood Hwy, Mill Valley
Traditional Italian trattoria with an open kitchen & pizzas from a stone-hearth oven.
6. Piazza D’Angelo, 22 Miller Ave., Mill Valley
Mill Valley’s favorite hangout, offering Italian options like wood-fired pizza in a livey setting with a fireplace, full bar & patio.
7. Poggio Trattoria, 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Northern Italian trattoria with dishes crafted from herbs & produce grown in an on-site garden.
8. The Spinnaker, 100 Spinnaker Dr., Sausalito
Waterside California-seafood spot with panoramic views of the city, bay, seals & sailboats.
9. The Trident, 558 Bridgeway, Sausalito
Iconic restaurant, built over the water & featuring '60s art & woodwork, serving seafood & steaks.
Special thanks to these generous donors
The mission of Mill Valley Philharmonic is to enrich the cultural life of Marin County by providing access to quality orchestral programs to people of all ages and means in their own communities.