My first gigs in Melbourne were three conductor workshops with teenagers, one of whom was Loren Pugh, one of my bass students. She did very well.
Christopher is wonderful - am sure the conductors learnt a great deal, I certainly did. Its fascinating going back into the pro world and seeing some high profile conductors making basic error that CS was urging his students to avoid.
And he is full of great stories. He told me of a concert he did with the Queensland Orchestra, with a big bit for the basses. He looked up to cue the, and only one of the section was looking at him. When he brought this to thier attention, principal bass John Fardon commented, "which one of you bastards was that"!! CS loved it!!