Thank you Paul and everyone else.
I have been lurking around the periphery of the project now for about three years. While I have been very interested in the project I am neither a musician nor a recording engineer. I do however have a friend that owns a studio and I have been talking up Ardour to him for a while now.
My friend has a contract to record the Fort Smith Arkansas Symphony's performances and I am pleased to tell you all that last Saturday night Ardour was the DAW for recording their live performance. Ardour performed flawlessly, recording four hours of rehearsal and two hours of concert. My engineer friend was greatly impressed and wants to make Ardour his primary DAW for mobile recording.
Thanks a bunch to everyone involved in this great project!