Manny, The School of Music where I am is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and so on every concert, we are playing at least one commission with the large groups. In fact, the next concert I'm playing on two commissions, one of which (for orchestra) has all sorts of alleatoric elements as well as shakes, smears, stuff like that. I am curious: when you recieve a "new work" with Minnesota, what is your process for learning it? How much communication do you seek out with the conductor prior to the first rehearsal? How do you prepare for the possibility that you have interpreted your part differently than the conductor has? And finally, in a top-tier group like yours, how far in advance do you typically see a new work? Thanks!