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Get a warm welcome at Winterfest

Published on February 12, 2018 8:05PM

Mei Ting Sun

Mei Ting Sun

Kate Morrison, Craig Bidondo and Gavin Bondy of Kate & the Crocodiles

Kate Morrison, Craig Bidondo and Gavin Bondy of Kate & the Crocodiles

Guests at this year’s Winterfest gala are guaranteed to walk away with fond memories of great music and fabulous food — and possibly even a luxury getaway or decadent staycation.

The event, a fund-raiser from the Siletz Bay Music Festival, takes place at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17, featuring performances from international piano sensation Mei-Ting Sun and Portland’s Kate and the Crocodiles. Guests will also be treated to silent and live auctions and gourmet hors d’oeuvres.

Doors for the Friday event open at 7 pm, with Mei-Ting taking to the stage at 7:30 pm for a performance of classical and jazz. Silent auction items will be available for preview and bidding. Tickets are $35 per person.

On Saturday, doors will open at 5 pm for the silent auction and heavy hors d’oeuvres prepared by Salishan’s executive chef. Guests will then get the chance to bid on six luxury gift packages in a live auction, followed by a performance from Kate and the Crocodiles.

The genre-blending group features classically-trained vocalist Kate Morrison accompanied by the energetic and soulful Craig Bidondo on keyboard, Pink Martini trumpeter Gavin Bondy and Brent Follis on drums. Tickets for the Saturday gala are $95 per person.

Silent and live auctions will offer a range of items to suit every pocket book, from gift baskets all the way up to a weeklong stay at Redmond’s Eagle Crest Resort.

Proceeds from the event will go towards the summer festival, which runs from June 20 to July 4.

The festival presents 15 performances in five venues - Taft 7-12 High School Commons, Lincoln City Cultural Center, Salishan Resort, Eden Hall and the Congregational Church of Lincoln City. One in five concerts are presented free of charge, ensuring that local children, parents, seniors and those of modest means can experience the magic of world-class music.

Tickets for Winterfest are available online at siletzbaymusic.org or by calling 541-992-1131.

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