On Monday and Tuesday of this week the Orchestra had a residency at Indiana University. This involved master classes, a side-by side rehearsal, a concert of our own and other activities.
Jonathan Sherwin and I played in a Side-by Side orchestra with IU bassoonists, Danielle Osbun and Bobby Phillips.
Rehearsal and concert the next day went very well. One of the most fun activities during a tour is going out with old friends after a concert. I met Tim Clinch and Cynthia Carr and a former student of mine, Oleksiy Zakharov, who is now playing second bassoon in the Indianapolis Symphony for dinner. Cynthia and I were at Eastman together, Tim and I played in a recital at Northwestern quite a while ago.
In the morning I had a quick breakfast with another former student, Dewayne Pinkney, who is working on a DMA at IU.