About Our Auction
Our popular Benefit Auction provides vital financial support to keep the CCO going each year. We have something for everyone!
-- gift certificates to favorite restaurants
-- lessons/concerts by CCO musicians
-- original works by local artists
-- gifts and services from area businesses
-- wine and spirits from regional wineries and distilleries
-- books and book store gift cards
-- tickets to other performing groups and theaters
-- and much more! New items will be added throughout!
In previous years, this was a one-night-only live event in conjunction with one of our spring concerts. For 2021, we are taking the entire auction online, expanding the bidding time until June 14th, and opening this up to all our long-distance friends!
Be sure to check back often as new items will be added almost daily.
Plus, you'll want to be sure to check back so you can outbid any of the friendly competition! See a gift card to a place you like to go or want to try? Need a present for a friend who lives in Ithaca? Maybe all that extra time at home left your wine rack in need of restocking? Our Benefit Auction has you covered! And you get the added bonus of knowing all proceeds go to support Ithaca's Orchestra.
The bidding window goes until 5pm (ET) on June 14th. We encourage you to browse the items and place bids sooner rather than later.
In order to bid, you'll need to create an account. (You won't need to enter any type of payment info unless you're the winning bidder on an item.) It only takes 2 minutes to CREATE YOUR FREE ACCOUNT, and then you can bid easily and quickly.
If you have any trouble creating your account or using this site, please be sure to contact us and we'll be more than happy to assist. (info@CCOithaca.org or 607.273.8981)
Thank you very much for supporting our Benefit Auction and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra.
And now... let the bidding begin!
About Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (CCO)
The CCO is proud to be in our 44th Season of serving audiences of all ages with vibrant, live performances, award-winning educational programs, and community collaborations and initiatives that are relevant to the times. The CCO was founded in 1976 and is officially designated “Ithaca’s Orchestra.” Each season includes an Orchestral Series, Chamber Music Series, a Holiday concert, free Family Concerts, and the long-standing Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program, which earned the 2015 Yale Distinguished Music Educator award. In 2017, the CCO added a Youth Orchestra program for advanced students. In 2019, a new Diversity Career Fellowship program was established to provide opportunities for college students from communities that have been historically underrepresented in classical music.
Breadmaking w/Cornelia! Lesson & ingredients! (#1)
Donated by: Cornelia Laemmli Orth
Fibers: Handmade Marimekko fabric bag
Donated by Fibers
Flute Lesson with Wendy Herbener Mehne
Donated by: Wendy Herbener Mehne
Ithaca Coffee Company $100 gift card
Donated by Ithaca Coffee Company
Moosewood $100 gift card
Donated by Moosewood
My Big Fat Greek CCO Dinner Party (#1)
Donated by Toni & Kirsten
Odyssey Books $50 Gift Card #1
Donated by Odyssey Books
Red's Place $25 gift card
Donated by Red's Place
Donated by Scienenter
Wine Tasting Party for up to 12 People
Donated by: David Kraskow