Monday, May 14, 2018

"Perfect evening and lots of lovely new art"

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th Annual Soirée Silent Auction and Raffle for Patrons and OSU Musicians

"Perfect evening and lots of lovely new art to bring back to Chapel Hill!", wrote Mary Ussery-White

We are so appreciative of the support you the community and patrons have for your orchestra. The musical entertainment brought a delightful ambience, the new venue gave comfortable room to see items and visit with people, and the lovely refreshments were thanks to Lisa Cox and her team.  This essential OSU fundraiser is directed by Suzanne Tegland and Ariel Wolter Rhoades, both OSU musicians.

Overview of The Barn and Soirée 

Suzanne Tegland, R. Hughes, and Ariel Wolter Rhoades organized the event.

Wilhelm, gypsy jazz opened the evening.

Michelle Lambert and Patty Walser helped check in guests.

Carylee Zwang, helps at Soirée 

Pam Minkler helped greet guests, here Scott Phillips and Fred Adams

Sara Patterson of Red Acre Farms donated a wonderful food basket. She sings in the Chorale.

Carol Ann and Lee Modesitt.

Chorale Director Jackie Riddle-Jackson arrives with two of her children.

LeRoy and Barbara Kuehl, dedicated OSU patrons.

Refreshments from Lisa Cox and her team.

Lisa loading platters in the kitchen.

Carol Bolsover and other guests check out the Silent Auction items.

OSU musicians Callie and Kylaas Flanagan helped with the Soirée and won the Grand Prize Raffle basket

Cedar City Dectet provided live music.

Pam Minkler with serving tier donated by Picky Pickers.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Evening Fundraising Party with OSU Patrons and Musicians Set for May 11

You are invited to the 4th Annual 

Fourth Annual Silver and Gold Soirée: Silent Auction and Raffle

Join OSU for an evening of live music, good food, and fun on Friday, May 11, from 5 to 7 pm at The Barn at Cedar Meadows, 1419 W. 3000 N. Remember to get tickets in advance from Rebekah Hughes at 435-233-8213 or email

Live music by Wilhelm and Cedar Jazz Dectet.
Come out for a lovely evening event to The Barn with Your Orchestra.

So exciting to see wonderful items coming in for the silent auction and raffle. Below are some of the  items that will be available.

Handmade truffles thanks to Kelly Goonan

Title "Mystere" by Gregory A. Mauger
#7 of 20 limited edition (11" x 17" (28cm x 43cm) matted w/o frame)
Flamenco Dancer: Kelli Brown
Copyright 2018
 — with Sean ArnoldAriel Wolter RhoadesKelli BrownFlamenco IdahoFlamenco,Boise Art MuseumBoise Weekly and Boise, Idaho.

20 x 30 limited edition framed print (1000 in edition) of the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park by artist Dalhart Windberg

Raffle Grand Prize: “pamper yourself” theme… basket and blanket from Bulloch Drug; inside are items from Tae’s Tea, a tea towel, a couple of Mary Kay gift sets and moisturizer, and a journal.
Gent’s and Lady’s Swiss Quartz Watches. Donated by Custom Jewelry Gallery.  
14K gold treble clef pendant.  Donated by Custom Jewelry Gallery.
Butterfly pendant with opal (blue stone) and charolite (purple stone).  Donated by Castro & Co Jewelers. 

 Handmade outdoor lantern donated by ArtWorks’ owner, Linda Kiley. Lantern made by Kelly Neu
More info on ArtWorks

Gourd rattle by Todd Prince, educated and trained as an archaeologist. His work reflects his interest in the cultural history of the American Southwest. See more of his work at

Water color by Steve Yates of  Artisans. More information:
Watercolor by Wegner, professional artist out of California.

Watercolor by Dorothy Uherka

Watercolor by Dorothy Uherka

Rollan Fell framed this favorite hymn.
Diane Walsh artwork.  More information on her work at Artisans at

Watercolor by Larry Laskowski. See more of his work at

Print donated by Pam Littlefield
Groovacious basket.  Visit Lisa at Groovacious for music CDs, records, and more.
Stained glass by Jane and Jeff McCoy of “Stained Glass Designs,” a Cedar City Business.
Brad Holt, original oil painting entitled “Sunset Near Leeds.” Anonymously donated. 

Arlene Braithwaite Original Pastel, “Blowhard Morning.” Donated by the artist. 
Brad Holt Original Oil, “Port Angeles Roses II.” Donated by the artist. 

Mary Jabens Original Oil, “Love Long Ago.” Donated by the artist.

Mingle with Musicians at the

Annual Silver and Gold Soirée

By Tanisa Crosby

The Orchestra of Southern Utah is hosting the 4th annual "Silver and Gold Soirée: Silent Auction and Raffle" on Friday, May 11.  The Soiree is a delightful opportunity for the community to socialize and get to know members of the Orchestra of Southern Utah.  You are invited to join musicians and patrons at The Barn at Cedar Meadows from 5 to 7 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance from Rebekah Hughes at 435-233-8213 or email 

Tickets are $10 per person, well worth the price for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, live music, great company, and of course both wine and non-alcoholic beverages. Dressing up is encouraged and a little splash of silver or gold never hurts.

Music will be provided by some of the very same OSU musicians who have been apart of our magical season. Live music performances this year will include the local gypsy/jazz band Wilhem, lead by OSU’s concertmaster and the energetic musicianship of the Cedar City Jazz Dectet.

The silent auction features generous donations from local business and artists. Offerings include fine art photography, watercolors, event tickets, and much more. All proceeds go towards funding the upcoming orchestra season. The Orchestra of Southern Utah continues to increase the offerings of live music in Cedar City, but tickets alone cover less than 10% of annual costs.   Additional funding is therefore essential to assist the Orchestra in providing affordable musical experiences. Your support is much appreciated and essential in keeping the music accessible for our community.  Please come enjoy the swankiest party in town, a great excuse to wear your favorite cocktail dress while supporting a fine arts institution.

The Silver and Gold Soiree will take place at The Barn located at Cedar Meadows, 1419 W 3000 N, Cedar City (Corner of Bulldog Rd. and 3000 N).  The event will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11th.Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance and are available by phone: 435-233-8213.

Date: May 11, 2018 Silver and Gold Soiree at 5pm

The Barn: 1419 W. 3000 N. Cedar City, UT

Tickets- $10

More information: 435-233-8213 or