WINE CLASSIC AIDS GOOD CAUSE YOUTH ORCHESTRA BENEFIT OFFERS FOOD, FUN.Byline: Sharon Cotal Staff Writer
VALENCIA - Anyone who would enjoy an evening of fine wine, excellent food and live professional music can do so while supporting a good cause at the Santa Clarita Valley The Santa Clarita Valley is the valley of the Santa Clara River in Southern California. It stretches through Los Angeles County and Ventura County. Its main population center is the city of Santa Clarita. The valley was part of the 48,612-acre (19,672. Wine Classic, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts
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wine tasting n → degustación f de vinos is the major fund-raising event of the year for the Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra at College of the Canyons College of the Canyons is one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the state. According to the National Junior College Research Association, College of the Canyons consistently ranks in the top 50 community colleges in the nation. , an instrumental and educational music program for ages 8 through college.
Music ranging from classical chamber music to jazz and salsa will be performed and food will be provided by local restaurants including Le Chene, Gallaghers and Chiaso. The event will take place in CalArts' Main Gallery.
``With the decorations, the music and the beautiful room, the atmosphere at this event is always quite lovely,'' said College of the Canyons spokeswoman Sue Bozman. ``It's a very classy kind of event and a lot of people think it's one of the funnest parties of the year.''
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After attending the event the past few years, Bozman said she is now able to distinguish between different wineries and years, and the experience has made her more conscious of how things taste, even foods.
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The orchestra hopes to raise about $20,000 at the event that will go toward buying instruments and providing scholarships for area musicians.
``This program would not exist without support from the community,'' Bozman said. ``We want to make sure that music stays alive for the next generation.''
Tickets to the SCV Wine Classic are $60 each and $100 per pair in advance, or $70 each and $120 per pair at the door. Designated drivers designated driver Public health A person at a social function who volunteers, or is 'volunteered' to chauffeur inebriated revellers chez elles at festivity's end. Cf Squash it. can purchase tickets for $30. To purchase tickets, call (661) 253-3604.