Crescendo Invite

Can't attend but still want to support the orchestra?

Live Auction Items

Silent Auction Items

Heidi Marshall Painting
Neil Bidwell Paintings
Boyer Glass Pumpkin
Lisa Lloyd – Framed, custom painting of your home or cottage
Fused Glass Experience Jewelry Class for 4 ppl by Heidi Finley
Boyer Glass Pumpkin


Then & Now Petoskey – Consignment Shop Gift Certificate



Birchwood Country Club Golf for 4 with lunch
Petoskey-Bay View Country Club Golf for 4 with lunch
Walloon Lake Country Club golf for 4
Jordan Valley Outfitters – 90 minute guided raft tour
Charlevoix Community Pool Open Swim & Group Fitness
Traverse City Pit Spitters Baseball Game – 2 tickets
Charlevoix Sky Diving for 1 person
Nub’s Nob – 4 lift tickets for 1 day of skiing
Little Traverse Bay Ferry – Sunset Cruise for 4 ppl
Big Bear Adventures – 90 minute river tubing for 4 ppl
Stormy Dickenson – 3 bird feeders with seed
Stormy Dickenson – Kubb Yard Game



Armenian Dinner for 6 ppl by Lois Aroian
Grey Gables
The New York
Petoskey Cheese
Beacon Bistro
Rodrigo’s Mexican Cantina
American Spoon Food Up North Breakfast Box
Bill’s Farm Market
Johan’s Bakery
Tom’s Mom’s Cookies
Kilwin’s Chocolates
Plath’s Smoked Meats


Wine in a Wheelbarrow
Sparkling Wines
Gin Favorites


GLCFA-2 tickets of your choice with drinks and SWAG Bag
Bay View-2 tickets to 3 Pops Concerts: Ben Folds (June 28), Creedence Clearwater (July 6), The Accidentals (July 24)
Dart for Art Preview-4 tickets
Interlochen-4 tickets to Detroit Symphony on July 20
Blissfest-2 Sunday passes with parking
Cheboygan Opera House ‘Chamberfest’ 2 tickets to 4 Concerts on July 13, July 26, August 9, August 17
NCMC Friday Fall Lifetime Learning Luncheon – 1 person for 6 seminars with lunch
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book – 2 tickets to Keynote Address
Howl at the Moon – 2 tickets
Mackinac Parks – Fire the Cannon Experience Passes for 2 ppl for Mackinac City


Night out in P-Town
Palatte Bistro Gift Card
Grandpa Shorters – Party in a Box
McLean & Eakin Bag of Books
Harbor Springs Happenings
The New York Restaurant $200
Witty Prints
Fall in Love with M-119
Legs Inn
Good Hart General Store Pot Pie
Beer & Sport!
Beards Gift Certificate, Ball Cap & Michigan Beer Jigsaw Puzzle
Red Wings Hockey Autographed Photo of Justin Holl
Die-cast Indy Race Car Model
Shel-Haven Canoe or Raft Rental
Linda Burnham’s Basket of Summertime Goodies!


B. May Bags
La Dolce Vida – Keratase Hair Care Products Goodie Bag
Elizabeth Blair – Mother of Pearl Pendant and Earrings


Craig Ryan – custom shirts
Ace Meyer Hardware – Wheelbarrow (full of wine)


Crooked Tree: 1 Week – Child’s Summer Art Camp


Dog Agility Class by Shirley Burns & Agnes Shaw – 5 sessions


Harbor Light Newspaper Subscription – 1 year

Thank you for your support!

 All of the proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our mission of providing exceptional live music

performances and top-notch music education. By attending our concerts, contributing regularly, and attending

Crescendo, you are not only helping to sustain the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, but you are also investing

in the future of music education and performance in our community. Your commitment to our artists and your

enthusiasm for our concerts make it possible for us to continue to grow and bring more amazing music to the area.

See you there!

Tickets are available via the link above.


 For more information, please contact Deedee Pichard, Events & Communications, at (231) 487-0010 or


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.