* A Week in Tuscany
Stone Villa in Tuscany, July 10-16, 2023
* Flight Over the Finger Lakes
Hour-long Cessna flight for three
* Geneva On The Lake Overnight and Dinner
Overnight plus a $50 voucher toward dinner
* Gourmet Dinner For Four
Prepared by Chef Samantha Buyskes
* Porcelain Sculpture
* Red Newt Cellars 2005 Syrah Reserve
Double Magnum (3 liters) bottle!
* Seneca Yacht Club Sunset
Oil painting by local artist Michael Collins
*Jacques Schickel Stoneware Serving Bowl
Maryhill claywork hand thrown serving bowl
About Our Auction
Welcome to the Geneva Music Festival’s Spring Benefit auction!
This online auction will run from noon on March 18 to 5 pm on March 25.
Most of the items will be auctioned off by March 25 at 5 pm, but bidding on a few items (marked with an asterisk) will finish up in an in-person auction during the intermission of our Spring Benefit Concert (see info below). If you aren't able to attend the concert, you may submit a proxy bid (highest bid you're willing to make) for any of these 8 items and a GMF volunteer will bid for you. To make a proxy bid, just click on the "Proxy Bid" button that is next to the "Exact Bid" button.
We greatly appreciate your support of the GMF and hope you’ll find lots of items to bid on. We thank the many local businesses and individuals who have generously donated items for the auction.
This auction is part of the GMF Spring Benefit, our largest fundraising event of the year. Please bid and bid often to help GMF meet its fundraising goal! Telling others about the auction and sharing the 32auctions link is a huge help too.
In addition to bidding on one of our wonderful items, please join us at our SPRING BENEFIT CONCERT featuring Anna Petrova, piano; Geoffrey Herd, violin; Eric Wong, viola; and Peter Eom, cello, performing selections by Schubert, Schoenfield, and Brahms. We will be serving fine wines from Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard and offering a dessert buffet. The LIVE auction during intermission will be conducted by auctioneer Ted Baker.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased at our website at GenevaMusicFestival.com/springbenefit.
Live Event Information
Bidding for auction items labeled as Online Only will end on March 25 at 5pm.
Bidding for items marked with an asterisk (*) will start online and then finish in person during intermission of the Spring Benefit Concert at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on March 25.
If you cannot attend the concert but would like one of the items being auctioned off during intermission, submit a proxy bid to indicate your highest bid. A GMF board member will bid for you during the live auction.
About Geneva Music Festival
The Geneva Music Festival is nationally recognized for its artistic excellence and diversity of programming. Its mission is to provide world-class chamber music and music of other genres to communities underserved with music of this caliber.
For four weeks each summer the Festival brings elite artists to perform in Finger Lakes communities of Central New York, with free admission to concerts for students 18 and under.
This auction will provide critical funds to support the main Festival concerts as well as two free community concerts and educational programming that connects the artists with children in local schools.