The 44th Crescen-Dough Auction is set for Friday, April 7, 2017!

Transport yourself to Paris of the 19th Century and experience “The Music of the Night”. This annual event is Huntsville’s Original and BEST Auction. Since its inception our guests have raised over $3.6 million dollars in support of the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra!

Follow the Phantom to tables filled with: beautiful jewelry; fabulous trips; stunning art; gifts; and personal services. The Live Auction will be fast paced, entertaining and may even include a few surprises.

Remember that the IRS tax code allows that all items purchased over the Fair Market Value (FMV) can be deducted for the full amount above that value. So, buy the things that you love, support music in our community, and get a tax deduction. Everyone will go home feeling good!

Hoping to see you RAISE YOUR PADDLE in support of the HSO!

Dress is CASUAL. Theme music is provided by members of the HSO.

While you are “in Paris” have your photo made with the Phantom or Christine!

Auction Timeline

Visit the Crescen-Dough Auction website at crescendoughauction.org to purchase tickets!

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild presents check to Huntsville Symphony Orchestra

At the January 13 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild meeting, the Guild presented a check to the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in the amount of $278,925 for funds raised from the 2015 Symphony Ball and the 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction. (left to right) Ivy Downs Albert, 2016-2017 Guild President; Dan Halcomb, HSO President and CEO; Clare Grisham, Chair 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction; Nancy Colin, Chair 2015 Symphony Ball and current Chairman of the HSO Board of Trustees; and Debbie Washburn, 2015-2016 Guild President. (Not pictured is Crescen-Dough Auction Co-chair Valerie Brown.)

At the January 13 Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild meeting, the Guild presented a check to the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) in the amount of $278,925 for funds raised from the 2015 Symphony Ball and the 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction. (left to right) Ivy Downs Albert, 2016-2017 Guild President; Dan Halcomb, HSO President and CEO; Clare Grisham, Chair 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction; Nancy Colin, Chair 2015 Symphony Ball and current Chairman of the HSO Board of Trustees; and Debbie Washburn, 2015-2016 Guild President. (Not pictured is Crescen-Dough Auction Co-chair Valerie Brown.)

The 43rd Annual Crescen-Dough Auction is set for Friday, April 15, 2016!

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild’s (HSOG) annual Crescen-Dough Auction is Huntsville’s original and best auction and one of the area’s favorite evenings of fun and entertainment. More than 500 items will be yours for the bidding – from the finest of jewels to one-of-a-kind parties, great vacations and incredible deals on items donated by local merchants.

 For more information and to purchase tickets, email info@crescendoughauction.org, visit our Crescen-Dough Auction website at www.crescendoughauction.org or call the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Association business office:  256-539-4818.
The HSOG provides generous financial and volunteer support annually to the Symphony and its educational programs. During the Guild’s 56 years of service to the Orchestra, the Guild has raised over $7 million, of which half has been raised by Crescen-Dough. Also, the Guild has volunteered in excess of 736,000 hours to support the Symphony.

Evening Schedule of Events:

6:00 p.m. Doors Open/Silent

Auction 
6:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Buffet Dinner 
7:30 p.m.

Gift Certificates Close 
8:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Items/ Items of Note Close 
8:05 p.m.

Live Auction Begins 
9:00 p.m. Cashiers Open

Please make plans to join us in making Crescen-Dough Auction 2016 successful!!!

Painted Violins to be auctioned at 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction

These two beautiful violins will be auctioned at the 2016 Crescen-Dough Auction on April 15. They were presented at the 2016 Painted Violin Unveiling on Thursday, February 4, at Servis1st Bank, who hosted the event, sponsored by the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. The violins were painted by artist Sara Beth Fair of Huntsville and musician Béla Fleck of Nashville. To see more about the Auction and to purchase tickets, visit www.crescendoughauction.org  To join the Painted Violin Society and help sponsor the Free Family Concerts, visit hso.org

Violin painted by Huntsville artist Sara Beth Fair. (Inspired by her love of and trips to Paris.)

Violin painted by Huntsville artist Sara Beth Fair. (Inspired by her love of and trips to Paris.)

Violin painted by musician Béla Fleck. The drawings on this particular violin are to convey several things: something about our city (the rocket), the fireflies are representative of our Crescen-Dough Auction theme, and he wanted to add something about himself. The name of his second album is "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo." The drawing at the bottom right is a red hippo, which is representative of his new album "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo." We have added a link to the YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYgf6PWYK8

Violin painted by musician Béla Fleck. The drawings on this particular violin are to convey several things: The fireflies are representative of our Crescen-Dough Auction theme. The red hippo painting at the bottom right and the rocket are from the cover of his second album “Flight of the Cosmic Hippo.”

The link to the video is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iYgf6PWYK8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debbie Washburn (Guild President), Clare Grisham, (Chair 2016 Cresen-Dough Auction), Gregory Vajda (HSO Music Director/Conductor), Valerie Brown (Co-Chair, Auction)

Debbie Washburn (Guild President), Clare Grisham, (Chair 2016 Cresen-Dough Auction), Gregory Vajda (HSO Music Director/Conductor), Valerie Brown (Co-Chair, Auction)

Sallie Ennis, Sara Beth Fair (Painted Violin artist), Belinda Ivy

Sallie Ennis, Sara Beth Fair (Painted Violin artist), Belinda Ivy

Kathy Williford, Susi Mann, Penny Bashore, Paige Prozan, Brenda Milberger

Kathy Williford, Susi Mann, Penny Bashore, Paige Prozan, Brenda Milberger

Jeff Dortch, Charles Hogue, Ariana Arcu

Jeff Dortch, Charles Hogue, Ariana Arcu

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The 2015 Crescen-Dough Auction was a huge success!

This year's Crescen-Dough Auction Chairmen:  Cheryl Bence, Co-Chair; Julie Malone, Chair

This year’s Crescen-Dough Auction Chairmen: Cheryl Bence, Co-Chair; Julie Malone, Chair

Pearce Sponsors Service First Southern States Bank VV and W and SF Comfort Inn Rabys Claytons Johnston Hightower

Teresa and James Covington, Leslie Lockhart (painted violin artist)

Teresa and James Covington, Leslie Lockhart (painted violin artist)

 

The 42nd Annual Crescen-Dough Auction took place on Friday, April 17, 2015. The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Guild’s annual Crescen-Dough Auction is one of the area’s favorite evenings of fun and entertainment. More than 500 items were up for bidding – from the finest of jewels to one-of-a-kind parties, great vacations and incredible deals on items donated by local merchants.

The HSOG provides generous financial and volunteer support to the Symphony and to music education programs. During the Guild’s 54 years of service to the Orchestra, the Guild has raised over $6.6 million, approximately half raised by Crescen-Dough. Members of the Guild have volunteered in excess of three-quarters of a million hours supporting the Symphony and music education programs. Please make plans to join us for next year’s Crescen-Dough Auction on April 15, 2016!

Taavo and Nancy Virkhaus

Taavo and Nancy Virkhaus

Fatemeh Nazarieh, Donny Maleknia

Fatemeh Nazarieh, Donny Maleknia

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