|From: KUUP84A@prodigy.com (MR MARK A TRINKO)
Date: Fri, 9 Jan 1998 09:57:41, -0500
Subject: Contra-fest, It's over!
Everyone bonded. Everyone didn't want it to end.
Saying goodbye was very moving for me. The Grand Finale Concert happened,
all on video. The masterclass went well. The discussions ..... everything.
ASSUMPTIONS:The leadership of IDRS would not appreciate a subgroup attaching to its main thrust if it meant collecting extra money from that sub-group.
Trinko will try to solicit groups and companies to host contra-receptions.
Monica Fucci will provide new contra-music every year through her Argentina Contra-composers competition.
The group prefers more informal jam session together (about 2 days worth). It is recognized that the IDRS function already holds enough "formal" contra-presentations. There wants to be programmed more contra -quintet, quartet, trio, duet practice time.
Contra exposure to the public should focus on high school
students in their schools rather than trying to attract "old dogs" to a
concert. For us to groom upcoming bassoonists into contra-lovers, that
Trinko will encourage Wisconsin Lions Club to support and sponsor things alongside Marc Fink in Madison in 1999 to make it a "Lions" project. This will allow attendees to approach their local Lions Club to ask for a plane ticket or registration fee or whatever.