First, his clinics of Thursday and Friday: A key point of his clinics and lessons was that "All music should tell a story".
Don't just play the notes, communicate to the listener.
Herseth received numerous awards and honors over his long career including honorary doctor of music degrees from De Paul University, Luther College, New England Conservatory, Rosary College and Valparaiso University.
I'm not going to get much sleep tonight, so might as well recount some of what has happened.
It hasn't been easy explaining to her supporters that she's not looking to get back into public service, she said, but the 46-year-old Houghton native views her new position as a "true calling.""It feels like a dream coming true," she said.
Herseth Sandlin will succeed Rob Oliver, who announced his retirement in September.
“The contributions he made—as a performer, a teacher, a mentor and colleague—to classical music, trumpet playing, and certainly to the CSO, are incalculable.” Legendary for his remarkable technique, robust yet refined and individual tone, and the various shades of purple he would often turn while performing, Herseth served under five CSO music directors (Rafael Kubelik, Fritz Reiner, Jean Martinon, Sir Georg Solti and Daniel Barenboim).
In one of those anomalies of musical history, Herseth was appointed CSO principal by Artur Rodzinski in 1948 yet never played under him since Rodzinski was sacked later that same year.