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WKA Holiday Newsletter 2009 (December)

Clarinetopia - SUNY Stoney Brooke, 12 -15 June 2010

35th Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium - 17 - 19 June 2010

Raasay Bass Clarinet Conference - Scotland - 12 -16 April 2010

ClarinetFest - Austin, Texas - 21 -25 July 2010

Buddy DeFranco Jazz Festival - 23 -24 April 2010

Claremont Clarinet Workshop - Pomona, California - 14 -21 June 2010

Cornucopia - N Illinois University - 23 January 2010

Debussy Clarinet Competition - Paris - 20 -25 April 2010 - Application deadline 15 Dec 09

Texas Clarinet Colloquium - Texas A & M University - 26 - 27 February 2010

Bel Canto Institute - Florence, Italy - 28 June - 24 July 2010

2nd International Clarinet Competition - Slovenia - 9 - 11 2010

Bowling Green University Ohio Clarinet Conference - 20 March 2010

Ohio Clarinet Gala - 18 April 2010

AAC Clarinette Festival Exposition - 6 - 7 February 2010 - Aquitaine, France

Indiana University Clarinet Workshop - 11 - 15 June 2010

Belgian Clarinet Academy - 4 - 9 July 2010

Domaine Forget Music Festival with Clarinet - 13 - 26 July 2010, Quebec

US Army Field Band Competition - Feb - Mar 2010

Maryland Clarinet Seminar - Towson University - 10 April 2010

ALERT - National Public Radio Live New Year's Eve Broadcast from the Berklee Performance Center in Boston, Massachusetts - 8 PM

From Anat Cohen - Happy 2010

Hello Good People
I would like to wish you all a happy 2010, full of love, peace, and music.
Tomorrow night, December 31st, 2009 I will be playing the last show of the year with my quartet, in Boston. The first set will be aired live on NPR kicking off NPR's annual worldwide broadcast, Toast of the Nation:

December 31st, Boston, MA & Live on NPR:
Anat Cohen Quartet

Jason Lindner on Piano
Joe Martin On Bass
Daniel Freedman on Drums

Venue: Berklee Performance Center
Sets time: 8 pm & 9:30 pm
The 8 pm show only will be aired Live
Address: 136 Massachusetts Avenue
Admission is $18 by purchase of a First Night Button
For more info please call: 617 747-2261

Also check out: (please copy & paste this link)
to listen to the show live or on replay on the net or to find your local radio station.

Thank you very much for all your support.
Cheers to music.

Anat Cohen

Special Celebration Concert honoring the 90th Birthday of Legend Clarinetist

and Teacher Kalmen Opperman being held 1 December, 2009 at Weill Recital

Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York


We're very excited to announce that Kalmen Opperman's 90th birthday will be celebrated at 8:00 PM on December 1, 2009, at the Weill Recital

Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York City.

We're putting together a really wonderful evening of music, including New York music by virtuoso clarinetists (Kal's students, of course!),

performances of some of Kal's amazing Bach arrangements for clarinet, viola and cello, and a performance by the Kalmen Opperman Clarinet Choir.

Interspersed with the music will be stories about Kal's life of the clarinet.


Tickets will be $15. We will send ordering information in a separate email.

We would very much appreciate it if you would mark this concert date on your calendar now and let us know if you plan to attend.  Please reply to



The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of a book to Kal and Louise, containing photos and best wishes from people who have had the

good fortune to know them through the years.

We hope you will take a few minutes to write something to add to the book.  If you'd like to write a letter or note, please send it to:

John Hamann
4931 N Dixie Highway
Boca Raton, FL  33431

If you would rather send an email that's OK too: we will print out your email and include it in the book.

Photos would be really great; if you have some you would like to share, please send them to us and we will copy them and return them to you.  

Or, you can have your photos scanned at your local Kinko's and then send the images to us electronically.  We will print them and add them to

the book.  Please have your materials to us no later than November 15 so we can include them in the book.



We are trying to get the word out to as many people as possible, so please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested in attending,

or anyone whom you believe would want to send an email or note of best wishes to Kal and Louise.

If you are willing to so, please send us the email addresses of anyone you think might have an interest in this special event, so we can add their

names to the contact list we are building.

Thanks so much,

Richard Stoltzman and John Hamann


8 December 2009

Selmer Clarinet Day -  Steinway Hall, New York

10 AM - 6 PM

More information forthcoming


December 15-19, 2009

About Conference Housing Performers Clinicians Exhibitors Resources Videos Store Chicago Career Center

Latest News and Links 
Only 63 days left until the 2009 Midwest Clinic!

2009 Schedule of Events 

2009 Conference Preregistration 
Online preregistration for the 63rd Annual Midwest Clinic is available until Friday, December 4.

2009 Hotel Reservations 

Interactive Chicago Map 
Find restaurants, attractions, and more near McCormick Place West and the official conference hotels.

FAQs about McCormick Place West, the New Conference Venue 

New Publications 
Music for bands, full and string orchestras, jazz ensembles, and small ensembles released by our exhibitors between September 15, 2008 and September 15, 2009.

Special Event: The Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Concert 
Conference attendees can order tickets to a special CSO Brass concert, presented in collaboration with the Midwest Clinic, on Thursday, December 17, at 3 PM.

Earn Graduate Credit at the Conference 

2009 Housing Roommate Network 
Join the network to share conference housing costs with another attendee.

2009 Conversation Sessions 

2009 Clinicians 

2009 Performers 

2009 Rehearsal Labs 

2009 Application and Contract for Exhibit Space 
Thanks to the larger exhibit hall in the Midwest Clinic’s new venue, we are still able to accept exhibitor applications and contracts.

2008 Concert Videos 
Videos can be watched on the YouTube website or the Midwest Clinic website.

The CD/DVD Store Is Open 
Purchase CDs or DVDs from the 2001-2008 Midwest Clinics

Career Center 
Peruse or add to lists of open positions and resumes.

Join the Concert/Tour Exchange Network 

Join Our Email List for the Latest Updates
(All 2007 and 2008 attendees are already on the list.)

The Midwest Motifs 
Sign up for this annual newsletter.

Midwest Clinic Memories 
Conference photos from 1947 to 2008.

Watch the Midwest Clinic Promo Video 

Visit the Midwest Clinic Media Center 
Conference Dates
December 15-19, 2009
December 14-18, 2010
December 13-17, 2011


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