The Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association, CGOA, would like to announce a special event, an online auction and fundraiser titled, “The Show Must Go On!”
The auction opens April 8th and runs online through April 11th. The event features almost 100 items: fine art from local artists, delicious and creative dining experiences, and fun outdoor excursions. The auction website is available to browse now at: charityauction.bid/cgoa but won’t go live until April 8th at 9am.
The Show Must Go On! also features a performance by legendary Portland jazz pianist Tom Grant. Plus, there is a brand new virtual performance by the CGOA Jazz Collective, featuring Aaron Eckert on trombone. Aaron lived in Hood River for several years and was a member of CGOA’s Jazz Collective. He now plays with the US Army Blues Jazz Band, which recently performed at the presidential inauguration. To watch the one-hour pre-recorded video program, find the YouTube link on the auction website, starting on April 8.
To participate in the auction, all you need to do is to register online. It’s free to register at charityauction.bid/cgoa. Once you bid on an item, you will receive notifications if you are being out-bid. The auction ends at 9 PM on Sunday, April 11th. You will be notified if you win an item.
Don’t miss out on a Moroccan themed dinner for 6, a chance of a lifetime to conduct the CGOA Sinfonietta, two nights at a Hood River Airbnb, local wine tasting and a mystery Wine Wall, garden and landscaping services, and even a collectors’ quality stop motion animation DVD package straight from the Laika studios in Portland. Be sure to go online early to check out all the unique auction items so you’ll be ready to play on April 8th! Your purchases or donations help support CGOA as we continue to provide exceptional performing arts for the cultural enrichment, engagement and enjoyment of our diverse audiences and participants.
More information can be found online at: gorgeorchestra.org or the CGOA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/gorgeorchestra