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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000819.txt from 2003/06

From: "Christy Erickson" <perickso@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Last chance for contact before leaving on my trip
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 16:12:16 -0400

Gee, Now I'm depressed Dan. There are no stops in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Minnesota or Iowa. We do have a town in Wisconsin called Port
Washington so you can perhaps add that one onto your "Washington" trip.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Leeson [mailto:leeson0@-----.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 2:03 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Last chance for contact before leaving on my trip
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> Next Tuesday, I'll shut off the KLARINET list while I am on the road
> because one is never certain if an internet connection is going to be
> problematic. So to avoid the possibility of having a mailbox full of
> messages that I can't get at, I generally shut off everything but
> personal mail while on the road.
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> Here is my schedule for anyone who wants to have an experience playing
> basset horn. You must bring your own mouthpiece and reed which should
> be a light one, maybe 2 to 2-1/2 at the most. A 3 reed can cause a
> burst blood vessel on a basset horn. Please don't plan to hang around
> too long because I will want to rest after driving all day. It is not
> that I'm trying to be difficult, but I have to get from Washington, DC
> to California by car on a certain date. Contact me privately if you =
are
> interested and I'll tell you where I am staying.
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> Tuesday, July 1, depart for Bakersfield, CA
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> Wednesday, July 2, depart for Kingman, AZ
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> Thursday, July 3, depart for Gallup, NM
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> Friday, July 4, depart for Santa Fe, NM staying until July 10 but
> working with Keith Bowen's chamber group to play the Gran Partitta.
> Keith also has a Fox basset horn with gold keys and it is said to be =
as
> good if not better than mine. So if you are in the Santa Fe area, we
> will probably play the piece after lots of rehearsals sometime on July
> 8. We will also try to play the Adagio for 5 clarinets but no promises
> on that one. I ask Keith to make a posting on this matter so that
> interested parties can attend. I will remain in Santa Fe until the =
10th.
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> Thursday, July 10, depart for Amarillo, TX
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> Friday, July 11, depart for Fort Smith, Arkansas (what is the
> abbreviation, AR or AK?)
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> Saturday, July 12, depart for Pine Bluff, Arkansas
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> Sunday, July 13 (my 72nd birthday), depart for Nashville, TN
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> Monday, July 14, depart for Christianburg, VA
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> Tuesday, July 15, depart for Bethlehem, PA (where I lived right after =
I
> got married and played E-flat clarinet with the Allentown band)
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> Wednesday, July 16, depart for Paterson, NJ (where I was born and =
where
> my parents are buried - I'm going there to visit their graves and hope
> that their souls approve of my behavior in trying to be a good =
person).
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> Saturday, July 19, depart for Washington, DC (where I will visit the
> Library of Congress to see the manuscript of the Gran Partitta,
> hopefully not for the last time, and do some museum visitations, while
> my wife attends a big genealogic conference).
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> Thursday, July 24, depart for Washington, PA (some day I shall make a
> trip and visit only towns named "Washington")
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> Friday, July 25, depart for Terre Haute, IN
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> Saturday, July 26, depart for Kansas City, MO (where they say the
> bar-b-que is spectacular)
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> Sunday, July 27, depart for Kearney, NE
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> Monday, July 28, depart for Laramie, WY
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> Tuesday, July 29, depart for Salt Lake City, UT (it will be a l-o-n-g =
day)
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> Wednesday, July 30, depart for Winnemucca, NV (there might be a basset
> horn convention going on in that city. Who knows? Why not? There was a
> performance of the Requiem in Elko, NV last Sept. 11. No joke.)
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> Thursday, July 31, depart for Los Altos, CA (which is where I started
> out on this trip)
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> I'll also go to Los Angeles on August 6 - 9 but this is business not
> pleasure. The Society for 18th Century Studies is having its
> international meeting (every 4 years), and I am presenting on the =
census
> of Mozart manuscripts in the North America. I will deliver the talk =
in
> perfect Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish, Russian, Serbo Croation, German,
> French, Italian, Yiddish, and cockney English. Blimey, I'm nuttin' if
> not versatile.
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> Ending up the Summer season with a performance of the Mozart Requiem =
in
> San Francisco, with Mark Brandenburg playing the other basset horn, =
and
> George Cleve conducting the Midsummer Mozart Festival Orchestra. =
Great
> group. Very professional. Autographs will be $1.35 because I can't
> afford to pay you any more than this.
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> Have a great summer everyone.
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> DNL
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> --
> ***************************
> **Dan Leeson **
> **leeson0@-----.net **
> ***************************
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