Here goes: For me the highlights were Mark Fink's playing the RVW oboe concerto from memory, Sue Heinneman's bassoon artistry, Martin Schuring's memorable oboe performance of Telemann, the Woodhams/Hunt Garnier oboe duet, Krista Riggs's English horn soliloquy & Dan Ross's inspirational lecture on care & feeding of gouging machines. The orchestral accompaniment rose to new heights & the volunteers outdid themselves. This one was most certainly worth a detour, as they say in La Guide Michelin. Apologies for sins of omission.
I don't have a laptop. Have a hard enough time keeping track of oboe, reeds, wawa, swab…well, you get the idea.
Missed you at the reading sessions & hope to see you across the pond next year. Per Glen Harmon (readings coordinator) & Mark Fink (IDRS conference coordinator) we will have them, at least that was the word from both as of last week; I was privileged to meet Mark, who visited to discuss this issue with Glen (& me) as we were playing oboe/EH duets during one of the noon sessions. Also had a wonderful conversation with Laila Storch, who signed her book on Tabuteau for my oboe/EH teacher, Bob Hubbard. This too a great highlight.