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Jan. 30, 2007

Osher Institute To Host Rehearsal, Q&A With Clarinetist Stoltzman

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Iowa Center on Aging is offering older adults access to an open rehearsal and discussion with renowned clarinetist Richard Stoltzman Friday, Feb. 23, in advance of Stoltzman's "Salute to Benny Goodman" performance with the UI Johnson County Landmark jazz band Saturday, Feb. 24, at Hancher Auditorium.

Adults age 50 and older may register for the Feb. 23 rehearsal followed by a brief question-and-answer session with Stoltzman, which will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hancher Auditorium. The cost is $40, which includes a ticket to the Feb. 24 Hancher performance at 7:30 p.m. Enrollment is limited to 20 individuals; online registration is available at, or contact 319-384-4222 or

Stoltzman's virtuosity, musicianship and sheer personal magnetism have made him one of today's most sought-after concert artists. As soloist with more than a hundred orchestras, as a recitalist and chamber music performer, as an innovative jazz artist, and through his appearances on nearly 50 recordings, Stoltzman has defied categorization, dazzling critics and audiences across many musical genres.

Stoltzman's Feb. 24 Hancher performance with the Johnson County Landmark jazz band will salute the "King of Swing," Benny Goodman, and feature some of the most popular music ever made.

The Johnson County Landmark (JCL) band is directed by John Rapson, head of the jazz studies area of the UI School of Music. A major ensemble in the jazz program, JCL is a repertory ensemble devoted to the performance of original compositions by jazz masters. JCL has the standard big-band instrumentation, with full sections of reed, brass and rhythm instruments. It is made up largely of students in the UI School of Music majoring in performance or in the jazz area. It is one of 11 ensembles in the jazz program of the UI School of Music.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI is a program of the Center on Aging and is affiliated with the national network of Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes, designated and funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco. There are currently 101 Osher institutes in 46 states. For more information, visit

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, contact the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UI in advance at 319-384-4222.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, 319-335-8032,