There is so much going on at this conference, and it’s a challenge to keep up my energy, but I’m loving it! I’ve seen some friends (what fun to meet you, Berke Hitay, in person finally!), heard great music, and eaten far too much. I definitely need to walk more, but there is so much to listen to, so I’m attempting to not worry about my lack of exercise for now.
I left my oboe at the Marigaux table today, to have it looked at … it’s like leaving a baby, all the while knowing it is in excellent hands. Thank you, Renaud Patalowski, for encouraging me to bring it! (And yes, I will forever be a Marigaux Girl!)
I also saw Jason Onks, and we had our picture taken together. I really want to get that and more posted, but for now I’ll post things that are easier to access, and I hope to get more up tomorrow. I need to get some rest.
Added quick note: I also ran into Robin Tropper, and he has a handy dandy “thumb thing” (have you named it, Robin?) which I think could save a whole lot of oboists a whole lot of trouble!