April 26, 2005
INFORMATION: John McElwain or John Green, (661) 362-3494 or 3684
SCV Wine Classic Returns to CalArts on May 28
SANTA CLARITA - The Santa Clarita Valley Wine Classic, the regions premier wine-tasting event and fundraiser for young musicians, will return to California Institute of the Arts on Saturday, May 28.
Those who purchase tickets by May 1 will receive discounts. A couple purchasing two tickets, for example, will save $10 if they do so by the deadline. Individual tickets cost $65 each until April 30, $70 if purchased May 2 through 28. Ticket prices rise to $80 per person on May 28, the day of the event.
Ticket prices are as follows:
- Through May 1: $65 each; $120 a pair
- May 2 to 27: $70 each, $130 a pair
- At the door: $80 each; $150 a pair
- Designated driver: $35 each
- Group sales to May 21: $60 each (10 minimum)
The 17th-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, a number of 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, will be held 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 28, in the Main Gallery at CalArts, located at 24700 McBean Parkway in 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.
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.