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Gene Pokorny to open Wessex New Chicago showroom!

Postby Wyvern » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:19 pm

World renowned tuba player Gene Pokorny of the Chicago Symphony will be at the Grand Opening of Wessex Tubas new showroom in Roselle, near Chicago.

Held on April 13th between 11am & 6pm at 344E Irving Park Road, Roselle Commons, IL 60172 the event will include Gene Pokorny giving Masterclass and an exclusive recital playing on Wessex TF436 Linz F tuba.

Chuck Nickles (Wessex Chief Designer) will also give presentation on instrument development and production - and all attendees will have opportunity to try any of the Wessex range - and be able to place order with exclusive 20% discount for attendees in celebration of the opening.

Attendance if free, but space will be limited, so if you wish to attend, email to make reservation.
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Re: Gene Pokorny to open Wessex New Chicago showroom!

Postby Steve Marcus » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:24 pm

Wessex has arranged a special corporate rate at the full-featured Holiday Inn Chicago-West in Itasca. The hotel is only 5 minutes from the showroom via its free shuttle or by your own car. Call (630) 773-2340 and mention the special Wessex Tubas rate when you make a reservation. Rooms will fill up fast!

Although there will be some snack food served at the event, there are some fine restaurants in the immediate area.
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Re: Gene Pokorny to open Wessex New Chicago showroom!

Postby LCH3 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:55 pm

I was fortunately able to attend this great event. It is always a pleasure to talk with fellow tuba player and Wessex founder Jonathan Hodgetts. Meeting and talking with Chuck Nickels was an added bonus - what a knowledgeable guy and of course a fellow tuba player. Of course Steve Marcus was about as was Leanne and other Wessex employees.

Gene Pokorny was awesome. Going in I did not realize the extent to which he would lead a workshop. Awesome indeed! A try learning experience provided by one of the best!

Gene really nailed it when he expressed appreciation for ALL companies working to make tubas that play better - on this particular day Wessex in the spotlight.

Jonathan deserves much credit for having the nerve to take the steps to see his dream of tuba manufacturing come true and then to persevere to ensure all facets of the tuba production process continue to improve - from production to tone quality and to innovation with new tuba models. It can’t happen over night, but the evidence of the improving quality of Wessex instruments speaks for itself. Thank you Jonathan.
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