The Review is in from the Merc. I think other players could have been mentioned (the bassoon solo was exquisite) but he did give Pam a deserved mention:

The second movement, the grieving Andantino, was sumptuous, lifting off from principal oboist Pamela Hakl’s exceptionally gorgeous and eerie solo.


  1. Thanks, Patty! 🙂

    Always the bridesmaid, never the bride… 😉

  2. I have to confess I was dismayed that you didn’t get a bow. I’m sorry, but you really really really really deserved it.

    Yes, I’m that enthusiastic about your playing. You were wonderful. And I mean that with all my heart.

  3. Awww, shucks.

  4. I mean what I say and I say when I mean. Truly. 🙂

    On Friday I was nearly sobbing after your solo, I was so moved. (Concerts I don’t allow myself to even go there, or it would have happened again.)