John Abberger (oboe)
We are up early on Sunday to catch the ferry to Salt Spring Island. The hall there is small and intimate, and this intimacy reminds us of TSP, but the acoustic suffers in comparison with the generous sound of Alix Goolden. The audience is, if anything, even more appreciative, however, and this counts for a lot. We are ushered off the stage at the end of the performance to the sound of a foot stomping ovation. We return by ferry and bus to the hotel in Victoria. Since we are often in Victoria, most of us know the downtown area quite well, and with two days off, it is nice to be in familiar surroundings. We will need the rest. From Wednesday until the end of the tour on January 31 we will be performing a concert every day.