Incidentally, how was the Mahler 4th Sunday? I assume you heard the Missoula Symphony at the university.
Yes, that's where I was and the MSO did a quite respectable job with a piece that's pretty demanding (even if it's one of Mahler's tamer works). I work with the first chair horn player and she had quite the workout. The soprano soloist was excellent. I've been really impressed with conductor Darko Butorac. He's seems to be milking every drop from what is, after all, a small city orchestra.
Thanks again for the insights. That all lines up pretty well with my initial intuition.