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Gala Auction & Fund A Need

Preview the exclusive items and experiences that will be up for grabs during our gala live auction.

Auction Items

Luxury Shopping Experience at South Coast Plaza

Treat yourself to an unforgettable luxury shopping experience at South Coast Plaza. You'll enjoy a $1,000 shopping spree, and indulge in impeccable hospitality with a one-year pass to South Coast Plaza's VIP Access Suite and valet parking for one year. Shop in sophisticated style with a gorgeous white leather Whitney Bag from Italian fashion house Max Mara, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop.

Value: $2,800

VIP Concert Experience for Four:
Boston Pops Orchestra

Enjoy six bottles of wine selected by Master Sommelier Ian Cauble with SommSelect's “Blind Six” package (value: $200). Bring a bottle with you as you enjoy dinner at Leatherby's Café Rouge (value: $250) before your VIP concert experience for four at the Boston Pops performance on Monday, April 16, 2018, 8pm, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, including premier seats to the performance, with a program of works by multi-Academy Award-winning composer John Williams (value: $1,100). After the concert, head backstage for a meet-and-greet with conductor Keith Lockhart and add a signed baton to your collection. And, as a special addition, enjoy a private wine tasting with Master Sommelier Ian Cauble the next time you visit the Napa Valley.

Value: Priceless

Family Retreat at the Disneyland Resort

Enjoy a vacation package for four at the happiest place on earth with this ultimate Disneyland Resort experience! Receive four 3-Day Disneyland Resort Park Hopper tickets, and rest in magical accommodations with a 2-night stay at a Disneyland Resort hotel. Experience exclusive VIP viewing for an entertainment spectacular of your choice, including the Main Street Electrical Parade, Fantasmic!, and World of Color, and commemorate the magic with a Cars Land-themed basket.

Value: $2,874

Lang Lang VIP Concert Experience & 2018 Philharmonic Society Gala

Internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang celebrates the Lunar New Year with a much anticipated solo recital performance on Friday, February 23, 2018, 8pm, at Segerstrom Hall. Be the first to secure two premier level tickets to the Philharmonic Society's 2018 benefit gala (value: $5,000), and enjoy a VIP concert experience for two with premier seating (value: $600) and a backstage meet-and-greet with Lang Lang.

Value: Priceless

VIP Concert Experience for Four:
Itzhak Perlman & Los Angeles Philharmonic

One of classical muic's most celebrated artists, multi-Grammy Award-winning violinist Itzhak Perlman returns with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and makes his Orange County conducting debut on Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3pm, at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Delight in musical conversation and sumptuous cuisine at dinner with Philharmonic Society President John Mangum, enjoy premier concert seating for four (value: $1,500), and top off this special evening with a backstage meet-and-greet with Itzhak Perlman.

Value: Priceless

7-Night Vacation Getaway

Enjoy a 7-night vacation getaway at your choice from an exclusive collection of 15 luxury properties at top destinations, including Cabo, Tuscany, Lake Tahoe, Buenos Aires, Sedona, and more. Stay in a 2- to 4- bedroom private residence, villa or penthouse suite, and curate your perfect retreat with a personal vacation planner.

Book within 45 days of travel. Package valid for 18 months. Simply book when ready and travel.

Value: $10,000

Fund A Need: Strike Up The Band!

The third largest fundraiser for the Philharmonic Society’s nationally recognized youth music education programs, this year’s gala Fund A Need benefits our “Strike Up The Band!” program, which aims to provide much-needed new instruments to Orange County schools.

Your tax-deductible contribution will help put new musical instruments directly into the hands of schoolchildren and foster a new generation’s passion for music.

Here are some examples of what your donation can do:
   • $10,000 . . . . . 11 Basses
   • $5,000 . . . . . . 2 Tubas
   • $2,500 . . . . . . 6 Cellos
   • $1,000 . . . . . . 4 Flutes
   • $500 . . . . . . . . 3 Violins
   • $250 . . . . . . . . 1 Clarinet
   • $100 . . . . . . . . 2 Sets of Cymbals

Watch these testimonials from students and teachers from previous Strike Up The Band recipient schools to learn how your support can make a difference:

Masuda Middle School, Fountain Valley Carr Intermediate School, Santa Ana Costa Mesa Middle School, Costa Mesa

Philharmonic Society of Orange County
Federal Tax ID: 95-1805452