I haven’t had the time to read this carefully, but I don’t see that they talked to any double reed players. I think they need to. Talk about reeds and you are talking about major stress!
Speaking of health and well being, there are times when it’s really best NOT to look at my full calendar. Next week is one of those times. Between Tuesday and Sunday I have three Wicked (as in the musical) rehearsals, eight performances, and one Rigoletto rehearsal, along with six of my fourteen students to teach (sadly I had to cancel many due to the rehearsal and performance schedule). “One day at a time.” That’s the plan.