March 26, 2004
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
Get Your Wine Classic Tickets Now Before Prices Go Up
SANTA CLARITA Organizers of the Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, the regions premier wine-tasting event and fundraiser for young musicians, are urging those who would like to attend the event to purchase their tickets before prices increase on April 1.
A couple purchasing two tickets, for example, will save $10 if they do so by March 31. Individual tickets cost $65 each until March 31, $70 if purchased April 1 through June 4. Ticket prices rise to $80 per person on June 5, the day of the event.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Through March 31: $65 each, $120 a pair
- April 1 to June 4: $70 each, $130 a pair
- At the door: $80 each, $150 a pair
- Designated driver: $35 each
- Group sales through May 21: $60 each (10 minimum)
Organizers also are reminding attendees that this years event has relocated from its longtime home at California Institute of the Arts to College of the Canyons. The move is necessary to accommodate an event that has seen significant growth in recent years.
The Wine Classic has become so popular and well-attended that we had no choice but to find a larger facility, said Sue Bozman, executive co-director of the Wine Classic Committee. The main room is much larger, with more space for people to spread out. It was not only a necessary transition, it was a good one.
The 16th-annual event promises to be the biggest yet for wine connoisseurs and music lovers, offering a huge variety of wines from both wineries and merchants, gourmet food from some of the Santa Clarita Valleys best restaurants and catering services, and live orchestral music. In addition to the latest releases poured by wineries, more than 50 library wines will be uncorked.
A wide selection of current and rare vintage wines will be offered during a silent auction, professional musicians will perform for guests, and vintage library wines will be available for tasting. All guests will receive souvenir glasses and trays.
The event, a fundraiser for the SCV Youth Orchestra and Santa Clarita Symphony, will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 5, in the Physical Education Center at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia.
The SCV Youth Orchestra is a three-tiered instrumental educational program that was founded at CalArts in 1969 and moved to College of the Canyons in 1989. The program provides a positive and creative outlet for hundreds of young musicians throughout the Santa Clarita Valley.
The other beneficiary of the event is the Santa Clarita Symphony, which is dedicated to maintaining a professional symphony orchestra that will attract local audiences to symphonic music, strengthen music education in our schools, and inspire young and old to appreciate orchestral literature.
For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, call (661) 362-3415 or 362-5604. Information also may be found on-line at www.scvwineclassic.org.