2015 Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner and Auction

The Austin Opera Serenata Wine Dinner and Auction, held on February 21 at Austin’s Four Seasons Hotel, was a fabulous event. The four course meal was enjoyable, the wine flowed generously, and there was song, dance and, most of all, auctions. The event is fundamentally a wine auction, but the steering committee did a fantastic job of creating a program filled with variety; live music and dancing were new treats. My kudos to all committee members as I know firsthand the amount of work and energy it takes to bring the event to fruition.

As an Austin Opera Guild member and supporter of Ausitn Opera, I was particularly pleased with the support of local businesses and sponsors, coupled with the strong participation and donation of items for both the silent and live auctions. It was a splendid event. Bravo! (Pics here)

Renowned artist, Graydon Parrish, coupled with the well-know Austin attorney, Becky Beaver, provided one of the many wondrous live auction items. (pictured below)

Visit Austin Opera’s website for information about the 2016 event.

photo of Graydon Parrish
Becky Beaver and Graydon Parrish

Scott Ballew, a former Austin resident who now lives in Texas' Rio Grande Valley. Scott works in publishing and his personal life is focused on supporting arts, charitable fundraising, spending time on the beach and with friends.