There are days I'd rather be flyfishing.
Christopher Parkening, Bozeman, Montana, 1980
While looking for something else, I found this program from August 1980.
There were many talented people in that master class, I still feel fortunate that Parkening and the other class members chose me to be in the final recital with the others.
Below are some close ups of the program.
I don't remember Ed Weir or Michael Brenton, but I remember Klaus, Jeff and Leslie quite clearly, they were wonderful players and great people. Chris Parkening loved how Klaus (who was from Germany) would pronounce "Bach", he would imitate Klaus by saying "Baah-aachh" in a very aspirated German way. Jeff was 35 at the time and when he found out that I was only 17 years old then he said, "Well, I'd better hurry up, I have a long ways to go to catch up to you and I don't have much time." Leslie was a very good player, very full of himself and did I say he was a good player? The best one at that master class. Paul Wilson of Ye Old Guitar Shoppe located in Des Moines, Iowa, was an observer at that class and from him I got my first lesson in what to look for in a "real" classical guitar. He is a wonderful guy.
I remember Kamala Seipp; a girl from Kalispell, Montana, whose name I forget; Stan Snider from Worland, Wyoming and George Youcis from Pennsylvania. George got so lonesome for his wife that he left Bozeman after being there for only 2 days.
Oh, so long ago.
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