Hi Mr. Mccandless, I recently had the privilege of seeing the TSO perform Tchaik 5 about two weeks before seeing the OSM perform the very same work (I'm from Toronto, studying with Ed at McGill). Both performances were expectedly stunning, but I was struck by one contrast between your personal performance and that of your counterpart in Montreal. In some spots where the trumpet is expected to soar out over the entire orchestra (i.e., the ascension to the high B in the final section, many others) I found Mr. Merkelo seemed to get occasionally lost in the shuffle while you managed to do a remarkable job of staying on top throughout. My question would be, as a principal trumpeter in such a situation, what strategies do you have for making sure you project over the entire orchestra and are heard at the top and back of the hall, without descending into tastelessness, fatigue, etc. beyond of course simply "playing louder". Thanks for your time.