Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Premium Tickets to Tristan Project at Lincoln Center

Email Auction for Tickets to An Extraordinary Landmark Event

LANDMARK WEST! is thrilled to auction two premium tickets to a sold-out performance of The Tristan Project on Wednesday, May 2, 2007, thanks to this generous donation from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

“It could well be a very long time before something this great comes our way again,” writes the Los Angeles Times. Acclaimed video artist Bill Viola joins forces with Peter Sellars, Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and a cast of outstanding singers to create a provocative and deeply moving presentation of Tristan un Isolde, Richard Wagner's testament to love. This landmark collaboration weaves together extraordinary imagery and poetic musical expression to create a transcendent and timeless interpretation of this musical masterwork (text from www.lincolncenter.org, more information available by searching "Tristan").

Auction Details

Bids for two prime orchestra section tickets (offered as a pair) begin at $1,000 ($500 per ticket), to be considered as a donation to LANDMARK WEST! and tax-deductible for the amount above the face value of $275 per ticket. The auction will be conducted in two phases. The first round of bids is due by Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00 PM. Email bid to landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org. Bidders will be notified of the highest bid and asked to submit second bids by Friday, April 27, at 5:00 PM. The highest bidder from the second round wins the tickets and will be notified by Monday, April 30.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime treat for a great preservation cause, and the seats were handpicked to be among the best for this unique performance. Please be generous! Payment will be accepted via check or credit card.

The May 2 performance of the Tristan Project begins at 6:00 PM in Avery Fisher Hall. Three acts are separated by two 30-minute intermissions, for a total duration of five hours. Your ticket stub also provides admission to a Tristan Project Discussion on Friday, May 4, 2007, at 7:00 PM, in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse. Speakers include Esa-Pekka Salonen, Bill Viola, and Kira Perov, moderated by John Schaefer. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

LANDMARK WEST! is an award-winning, community-based nonprofit organization devoted to preserving the architectural heritage of the Upper West Side of Manhattan between 59th and 110th Streets, Central Park to Riverside Park. Please visit us at www.landmarkwest.org.

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