Home 2018 Silent Auction Preview!

2018 Silent Auction Preview!

Take a look at some of the major packages our amazing donors (and TRYPO friends and families) have provided! We’ll have even more items available to bid on at our May 13 concert. If you can’t join us at the event but still want to participate in the auction, place an e-bid using our online absentee bid form and we’ll be in touch!

Note: E-bidding will close Friday, May 11 at 5 p.m. ET.


Best. Performing Arts Camp. EVER.

Value: $5,050. Starting bid: $2,000

Or, so say some of our musicians (two of whom are pictured here at the 2017 New York Pops Side-by-Side concert during Session 4). Send your son or daughter to the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts for three weeks this summer, where your child can work with TRYPO’s incoming music director, Brian Worsdale. And also learn to water ski, ride a horse, dance, juggle, act, ride a unicycle, bake, make a movie, skateboard, zipline, play tennis, and much, much more! Note: this package is available only to new campers (ages 7-17) and is valid for either Session 1 (June 7-26) or Session 4 (August 5-26). Tuition generously donated by French Woods Festival owners Ron and Beth Schaefer.


Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

Value: $1,600. Starting bid: $800

Got an itch to get outta town? Let Southwest Airlines take you there! Bid on these eight (8) one-way e-Passes (domestic flights only), valid through May 22, 2019. Tickets generously donated through Southwest Airlines Charitable Giving.


Adrenaline Rush

Value: $1,000. Starting bid: $500

Taking a plane isn’t enough for you? Jump out of one! Head out to Grove City with an equally adventuresome buddy for two tandem jumps with SkyDivePA. Generously donated by Jeremy Branson and SkyDivePA.


Relax and Unplug at Deep Creek Lake

Value: $1,250. Starting bid: $625

Not an “adrenaline junkie”? Spend up to a week kicking back and relaxing this summer or autumn connecting with 6-8 of your closest friends and/or family at a 3-bedroom condo on Deep Creek Lake in Maryland. (Yes, the condo has wifi, but that sort of defeats the purpose, no?) Package includes a lap blanket, Starbucks treats, and more. Condo sleeps up to 10 (8 comfortably); view photos/details. Graciously donated by TRYPO parent Robin LaPorte.


A Year of Drama

Value: $500. Starting bid: $250

Enjoy local drama year round! This summer, take in a mainstage performance by the Little Lake Theatre Company in Upper St. Clair, and grab dinner beforehand at Mad Mex. Once school begins, the drama continues: You’ll have two season tickets to the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s 2018-19 season, plus a $200 gift card to Jimmy Wan’s. Generously donated by Little Lake, CMU, Jimmy Wan’s, and the Newkirk family.


Pretty Woman Polo Picnic

Value: $450. Starting bid: $225

Enjoy a day on the grounds of Hartwood Acres, watching the 35th Annual Family House Polo Match. Package includes a parking spot on the grounds; entrance for six adults to the September 15, 2018, event; a Trader Joe’s goodie bag and $20 Trader Joe’s gift card to help you get the picnic started; and a bottle of wine. Generously donated by Family House, Trader Joe’s, and TRYPO Board member Beth Ober.


Picture This!

Value: $450. Starting bid: $225

Get ready for your close-up! Pittsburgh photographer Rhaina Taylor is ready to capture your special moment. Package includes 60-minute sitting plus a disk with all photos. Generously donated by Rhaina Taylor Photography.


Custom Pen & Ink

Value: $400. Starting bid: $200

Turn your favorite street scene, skyline, or building (for example, Heinz Hall, Carnegie Hall, or perhaps Prague’s Rudolfinum?) into a work of art, courtesy of illustrator/graphic designer/book artist Lisa Rasmussen. Need ideas? Check out her portfolio at http://www.rasmussenillustrationanddesign.com. Generously donated by the artist (a TRYPO parent!)


Take a Bow

Value: $360. Starting bid: $180

Violinists: upgrade your sound with a new PRESTO Ovation Carbon Fiber violin bow and rehair your existing bow! PRESTO bow generously donated by Shar Music; rehair certificate donated by Craig Schaeffer of The String Workshop.


Shall We Dance?

Value: $350. Starting bid: $175

Enjoy a year of athletic artistry and contemporary dance with a “Season Pass” — two season tickets — to all of Attack Theatre‘s Season 24 performances (2018-19). Also included in the package: a $50 gift card to any Big Burrito restaurant and a $50 La Gourmandine gift card. Generously donated by Attack Theatre, Big Burrito, and the Turner family.


Brass & Bass? Soul & Sole?

Value: $340. Starting bid: $170

There’s nothing (too) fishy about this package. Start the evening with dinner at Bonefish Grill, then take in a River City Brass performance of your choice in Upper St. Clair, McCandless, or Oakland. Package includes 6 tickets to any of their concerts in 2018-19, a $100 Bonefish Grill gift card, five River City Brass CDs and an RCB t-shirt. Generously donated by River City Brass and the Salgado family.


Stay in Tune!

Value: $200. Starting bid: $100

Rent, buy, or repair an instrument, or purchase some accessories or sheet music, with two $100 gift cards to Johnstonbaugh’s Music Center. Note: You have TWO chances to bid, as we have four gift cards! All four cards were generously donated by Johnstonbaugh’s.


But Wait, There’s More!

If you come to the concert at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland, you’ll have the chance to bid (in person) on many other packages. These include…

  • Cultural date nights across the region (in Wexford, Oakland, the South Side, the Waterfront, Fox Chapel, the South Hills, and downtown)
  • Family fun days on the North Shore and in Highland Park
  • Several Mother’s Day gifts and treats for the ladies in your life (pedicure, anyone?)
  • Sports tickets and memorabilia
  • A special dinner with the Maestro

…and much more! So get your tickets to Bridge to Bohemia and join us on Sunday, May 13!