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International convention to be held on campus, in city

The Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau, along with the city of Bowling Green, BGSU and the Wood County Fairgrounds, has won the bid to host the 2009 International Convention of the Family Motor Coach Association. 

According to Wendy Stram, executive director of the bureau, the convention will generate between $15 million and $30 million for the local economy. More than 8,000 people are expected to attend.

“Hosting a conference of this magnitude provides the University an opportunity to strengthen its collaboration with the community and our local Convention & Visitors Bureau,” noted Kerby Nelson, coordinator of conference programs at BGSU. She added that it also helps raise the University’s visibility.

The last time the association held a convention in Ohio was 10 years ago in Columbus.

Goury-Josset duo appears in Music at the Forefront series

Music at the Forefront will present saxophonist Jean-Michel Goury and pianist Yves Josset in a concert of new works tonight (Dec. 3) at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall of the Moore Musical Arts Center.

Known internationally for championing cutting-edge works for saxophone, piano and electronics, the duo will perform works by French composers rarely heard in the United States, including Laurent Chassain, Bernard Cavanna and Franck Bedrossian. They also will perform music by Canadian composer Robert Lemay.

Goury is considered one of the world's foremost interpreters of contemporary works for the saxophone. A student of renowned saxophone teacher Jean-Marie Londeix, he now teaches at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Landes and the Conservatoire National de Musique de Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris.

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December 3, 2007