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Memories from Douglas Cardwell, New Mexico Symphony (1994-1996)

“I had the privilege to carpool with then Principal Horn Gene Wade and Principal Timpanist Salvatore Rabbio. I think I learned more in the carpool then I did on stage at times. These very upstanding gentlemen were always striving to be the best and do the best on and off stage and were always a positive influence. Musicians can be very cynical at times and a valuable lesson learned was showing gratitude to your profession and continuing to take the positive/solution approach.”

  • Douglas Cardwell,┬áPrincipal Timpanist New Mexico Symphony Orchestra