Vineyard Concert & Picnic with Paderewski

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2012

For further details, please contact:
Cri Cri Solak-Eastin
Paderewski Festival Board Member, Public Relations

Sunday, June 24, 2012
12-4 p.m.
Cass Winery, 7350 Linne Road, Paso Robles, CA

Tickets $40 per person

Proceeds to benefit 2012 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles

Tickets and information at

Paso Robles, CA - A fundraiser to benefit the 2012 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles will feature a classical outdoor concert, sparkling wine and gourmet picnic fare, followed by a silent auction of vineyard-themed paintings by local artists on Sunday, June 24th at Cass Winery.

Works by Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms will be the focus of the vineyard performance by pianist and composer Marek Zebrowski and the Upstream Ensemble with Joel Pargman, violin; Thomas Lea, viola; Simone Vitucci, cello; and Maggie Hasspacher, double bass. A special stage has been set at the base of Cass vineyard's premium Cabernet Sauvignon block, creating a beautiful bucolic setting for an outdoor concert near the tasting room.

Following the concert, a gourmet picnic spread accompanied by sparkling wine will be laid out by Chefs Jacob Lovejoy, Brandon McPartlan, Charles Paladin Wayne, and Kelly Wangard

In addition, some of the area's fine artists will have vineyard and winery-themed original art available for silent auction. Artists include William Grove, Anne Laddon, Hellie Blythe and many more.

Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased online at or by calling the winery at 805-239-1730.

Proceeds from the June 24th event will benefit the 2012 Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, a non-profit organization that sponsors an annual series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists, the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Youth Exchange Program, and other Paderewski-themed events.

The 2012 Festival, to be held November 8-11, will mark the 21st anniversary of the Festival in Paso Robles. Concerts of solo piano, jazz and chamber music, an exhibit of Paderewski memorabilia, celebrations of young California Central Coast and Polish musicians, and lectures by experts are planned. In addition, a specially commissioned monument of Paderewski will be unveiled in Paso Robles' Downtown City Park. For more information about the Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles, visit the website