Performing Arts Society

Gala and Silent Auction Items

Trips and Tickets



Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Berlioz and Shostakovich

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two and listen to the beautiful music of Berlioz and Shostakovich on Saturday, December 1, 2012 (8pm). Included are two main floor tickets to see the performances of The Golden Spinning Wheel, by Dvořák, Les nuits d'été, by Berlioz and Symphony No. 1, by Shostakovich all under the conducting of Sir Mark Elder, with Mezzo-Soprano Alice Coote. Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov Sherherazade

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two listening to the beautiful music of Rimsky-Korsakov on May 11, 2013 (8pm). Included are two main floor tickets to see the performance of The Fair Melusina Overture by Mendelssohn, Mississippi River by Florence Price, and Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Rite of Spring

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two listening to the beautiful music of Stravinsky. Conducted by Charles Dutoit on November 16, 2012 (1:30pm), this Beyond the Score concert will be performed by weaving together historical narrative with live actors, visual illustration and musical examples played by the Orchestra. You don't want to miss this performance! Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: The Tristan Effect

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two listening to the beautiful music of Wagner. Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen on February 22, 2013 (1:30pm) this Beyond the Score concert will be performed by weaving together historical narrative with live actors, visual illustration and musical examples played by the Orchestra. You don't want to miss this performance! Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Sherherazade

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two listening to the beautiful music of Rimsky-Korsakov. Conducted by Mei-Ann Chen on May 10, 2013 (1:30pm), this Beyond the Score concert will be performed by weaving together historical narrative with live actors, visual illustration and musical examples played by the Orchestra. You don't want to miss this performance! Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninov and Sibelius

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Description: Enjoy a night out for two listening to the beautiful music of Rachmaninov and Sibelius. Included are two tickets to see the performance of The Water Goblin, by Dvořák, Piano Concerto No. 3 by Rachmaninov, and Symphony No. 1 by Sibelius. This performance will be conducted by Sir Mark Edler with pianist Garrick Ohlsson, on February 16, 2013 (8pm). Also included is a voucher for two round trip Amtrak tickets to/from Macomb/Chicago.
Donated by: Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Macomb Travel


Three Nights in a Lincoln Park Condo

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Description: Treat yourself to three luxurious nights in one of Chicago's most desired neighborhoods - Lincoln Park. Walk out the front door of 2800 N. Lake Shore Drive into Lincoln Park, or view the park and the city from the observation lounge on the 43rd floor. The condo's convenient location provides easy access to public transportation directly to and from Union Station. Enjoy all the city has to offer... eating, shopping, theatre, museums or just explore the neighborhoods. The one bedroom, one bathroom condo includes a pull-out couch and sleeps four comfortably. Continental breakfast provided. Have you checked Chicago hotel prices lately? Don't miss the chance to bid on this condo!
Donated by: Jack and Barb Baily


Two Tickets to the 2013 PAS Wine Tasting

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Description: Come enjoy an evening of entertainment, wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres, and a silent auction…all to benefit the Performing Arts Society. The 2013 Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
Donated by: Performing Arts Society


Two tickets for Al Goldfarb's NYC Trip

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Description: This package includes two tickets to travel with President Emeritus Al Goldfarb and the entire WIU contingent to New York City from 8 to 16 June 2013. The trip includes round-trip charter coach from Macomb to Chicago's O'Hare Airport, round-trip airfare from Chicago to NYC, charter coach to/from NYC airport into the city, double room accommodations at the Hotel Edison, group dinner the night of arrival, tickets to six theatrical performances and a walking tour of NYC hosted by Dr. Goldfarb. Secure your reservation now... tickets will sell-out quickly when the trip is offered to the public! Note: Trip dates are June 8-16, 2013
Donated by: Center for International Studies


"The Book of Mormon" Chicago Trip

Description: Chicago during St. Patrick's Day... two tickets to The Book of Mormon…and two nights at The Monaco Hotel overlooking the (green) Chicago River! Need we say more?!? Oh yes, and the trip includes round trip business class accommodations with Amtrak.

Trip itinerary:

Friday, March 15th Saturday, March 16th Sunday, March 17th
7:00am ... depart Macomb
10:40am... arrive Chicago
7:30pm... The Book of Mormon
On your own! 5:55pm... depart Chicago
9:24pm... arrive Macomb

Donated by: Al & Andrea Boyer


Marathon Key Condominium

Description: It's the perfect time of year to get away from the cold Illinois winter and enjoy all that the Florida Keys have to offer! Enjoy a full week over spring break (WIU & Macomb) at "The Hammocks at Marathon Key." The scheduled week is March 9, 2013 - March 16, 2013 (Saturday to Saturday). You will have the full use of this beautiful resort during your stay including fishing and a variety of water sports. The unit features a full kitchen, two baths, balcony, TV w/DVD, cd player, two bedrooms, (1) queen bed, (2) two twin beds and a pull-out couch in the living room. With Key West just an hour to the south and Miami just two hours to the north, boredom is not an option on this vacation!
Donated by: Eric & Christy Moe


Quad City Symphony Orchestra-Holiday Pops

Description: Enjoy an beautiful evening out with two tickets to see the Holiday Pops performance by the Quad City Symphony Orchestra on November 17th at 7:30pm, featuring Mark Wood, founding member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Donated by: Quad City Symphony Orchestra