Random photos

Hey, here's me conducting a band!

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And here is the poster for this year's McGill Bassoon Day:

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I'm playing in the master class with Ole Kristian Dahl at 2 PM, and there's another masterclass in the morning, a concert in the evening and people will be hanging out in the vendor's room for the rest of the day. Given the photo, I'm going to be really disappointed if there is not actually a transparent bassoon in attendance... I don't know where the picture is from, but the only one that I know of is that of Lionel Bord, bassoonist in L'Orchestre de Paris, who demonstrates its many excellent qualities in this video, among others:

http://youtu.be/tpKW82ZdCrs