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Wine Classic to benefit SCV Student Orchestra

Save the date: Saturday, May 30, 2009

Posted: February 6, 2009 1:45 p.m.
Updated: February 6, 2009 10:45 a.m.
The College of the Canyons Foundation will host the 2009 SCV Wine Classic, the popular and long-running wine-tasting event benefitting the SCV Student Orchestra. The 20th annual event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009 at the California Institute of the Arts.

As usual, the event will boast a wide variety of vintage wines for tasting and purchase, as well as gourmet cuisine from some of Santa Clarita's finest restaurants and caterers. Attendees will have an opportunity to bid on an impeccable array of rare and current wines, restaurant certificates and a robust variety of gift baskets during the live and silent auctions.

Guests will receive souvenir drinking glasses and trays for wine tasting and snacking while live orchestral music by the SCV Student Orchestra fills the comfortable and intimate Main Gallery at CalArts.

Discounts will be given to those who purchase tickets early. The pricing structure is as follows:

• $65 each /$125 a pair through March 27

• $70 each / $135 pair from March 29 to May 30

• $80 each / $155 pair at the door

• $35 each for designated drivers

• $65 each (10 minimum) for group sales through May 25

The SCV Student Orchestra is a three-tiered instrumental education 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.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the College of the Canyons Foundation at (661) 362-3737 or faxing
(661) 259-9961 (Visa and MasterCard and American Express accepted), or by sending a check payable to the College of the Canyons Foundation at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91355.

Updated information is also available by visiting the SCV Wine Classic Web site at

CalArts is located at 24700 McBean Pkwy., just east of Interstate 5, in Santa Clarita. The zip is 91355. A map and driving directions are available at the Web site listed above.


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