Crescendo Auction Items

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Castle Farms in Charlevoix, Michigan


Get ready to raise your paddles! Crescendo is coming and we have a splendid array of items up for bid. See a preview of Big Board and Live Auction items below. This is not a complete list.

PHOTOS! Click to see some LIVE AUCTION items


Some BIG BOARD Auction items

Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club18 Hole Golf Package for 4 including $50 food credit Donated by: Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club/Value: $422
Tandem Skydive for 1Donated by:  Skydive Harbor Springs, Luther Kurtz-owner/Value: $299
3-Day 2-Night Stay at Charlevoix Cottage North3-bedroom, 2-bath renovated cottage. Close to downtown, beaches, tennis, and golf, and more. Donated by: Frank and Sally Campi/Value:$1400
Custom Teeth WhiteningDonated by: Dr. Jay Balasz/Value: $395
3-Carat Amethyst Necklace set in Sterling SilverDonated by: Arlington Jewelers/Value:$250
B May Foldover Clutch Python Blue OmbreDonated by: B May Bags/Value: $795
Custom Painted Portrait of One PetDonated by: Rebecca Johnson/Value: $350
Case of Laughing Jackass WineDonated by: Rowe Inn/Value: $276
PLUS 20 more…!

AND 40+ Silent Auction items!

Eric Lawson

Assistant Concertmaster

Violinist, violist, conductor and professor Dr. Eric Lawson has had a varied career in performance and education. Past performances as a conductor, soloist and lecturer have taken him to Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Romania and Scandinavia. Before returning to his home state of Michigan, he was based in North Dakota where, in addition to serving as a violin instructor at Bismarck State College, Jamestown College, and the University of Mary, he was also concertmaster of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and established the Bismarck-Mandan Youth Symphony. Other former academic appointments have included Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Central College in Pella, Iowa and the University of North Dakota where he founded the string program and the UND Chamber Orchestra.

Here in Michigan, Dr. Lawson as been very active with the Alpena Symphony Orchestra as its concertmaster, conductor and president of the board. He also performs with many other orchestras in Northern Michigan and participates in the Traverse Symphony as a first violinist, in the Gaylord Symphony as concertmaster and as assistant concertmaster in the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra.

And finally, in what has been one of the most important experiences of his life outside of music, he also served almost four years as an Alpena County Commissioner, representing Ossineke and Sanborn Townships. In addition to serving as chair of the Salary and Personnel Committee, he also served on the Airport, Ambulance, District Court, Circuit Court Management and Jail Committees. He also represented Alpena County in Gaylord with the Northern Michigan Regional Entity Substance Use Disorder Board and continues to serve on the Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board. Dr. Lawson resides in Ossineke with his wife and two children.