BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20111214T000000Z DTEND:20111217T000000Z DESCRIPTION:The Midwest Clinic is an epic musical symposium and convention held every year in Chicago's McCormick Place which\, if you didn't know\, is the largest convention center in the United States. But in spite of its size\, McCormick Place will be struggling to contain all of the musical t alent inside of it the weekend of December 14-17. The mission and goals of the Clinic are a little too broad to be fully summarized here (check the website below!)\, but I will note that there are 3 performances relevant t o our readers! \n\nOn Thursday\, December 15 at 1:00 PM\, the The Japan Tu bists of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band will be playing a brass program\, including works by Gustav Holst and Itaru Sakai. Then\, on Friday\, December 16 at 5:30 PM\, the L.V. Berkner High School Symphoni c Band of Richardson Texas will be playing a long and wonderfully eccentri c program\, which includes the premier of the piece Anima Luminis by Watar u Hokoyama\, composed in honor of the victims of last spring's earthquake and tsunami. Finally\, on Saturday\, December 17 at 11:30 AM\, the Kunitac hi College of Music Blasorchester\, a brass ensemble from Tokyo\, will be playing a wonderful program of brass selections old and new. All performan ces are at the convention center\; registration and ticketing information can be found at the website below.\n\nDate Wednesday\, December 14 - Satur day\, December 17 \n\nThe Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Central Band Tub ists\nPlace McCormick Place West\n2301 S. Indiana Avenue\nChicago\, IL 606 16 SUMMARY:The Midwest Clinic: An International Music Symposium in Chicago URL:/en/events/2011/12/14/the-midwest-clinic-an-international-music-symposi / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR