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Oregon East Symphony Mix It Up Fundraiser

  • Oregon Grain Growers Brand Distillery 511 Southeast Court Avenue Pendleton, OR, 97801 United States (map)

The Oregon East Symphony annual fundraiser event for this year will be "Mix It Up!", to be held at Oregon Grain Growers Distillery on Saturday, May 20th at 6pm.

Symphony board members and musicians have teamed up with Oregon Grain Growers to craft a series of cocktails based on musical in-jokes. The cocktails, along with local beer and wine, will be complimented by a meal of hearty hors d'oeuvres that includes BBQ pulled pork.

Mix It Up! will also feature both a live and a Dutch auction. Auction items include:

- A getaway package to Alpenfest in Joseph
- A mosaicked birdbath by Tammy Burnett
- A Wildhorse Casino stay and play package
- Round trip tickets for two on Boutique Air
- A watercolor painting by Hyon Fielding
- Round-Up/Happy Canyon tickets
- A getaway package to Leavenworth, WA
- A weekend stay at a Pelican Bay beach house

Live musical entertainment for the evening will be provided by the Equinox Jazz Quartet featuring Emily Muller Callender (piano, vocals), Andy Cary (alto sax), Alan Feves (bass), and Andy Steele (drums) and the Eastern Oregon Community Big Band under the direction of Andy Cary. The Eastern Oregon Big Band features musicians from across the region of northeastern Oregon/southeastern Washington, many of whom who are music educators, including Aaron Engum, Jill Scanlan, Mike Agidius, Peter Willis, Daniel Groseclos, Richard Simon, David Chorazy, Jill Scanlan, Josh Freeman, Dan Allen, Brad Rosema, Darren Dutto, Bill Gilbert, and Steve Muller.

Proceeds go towards funding the Oregon East Symphony's concert and education programing.

Tickets are available at the Symphony Office (345 SW 4th), Pendleton Art & Frame (36 SW Court Ave), Oregon Grain Growers Distillery and at the door.