A wonderful MSO season opening gala last night at Hamer Hall! What a privilege to hear Maxim Vengerov breathe such life and magic into his 1727 ex-Kreuzer Stradivarius (with ex-Heifetz bow 😳). Astonishing sound and musicality in the Tchaikovsky concerto – a real highlight for all of us to share the stage with him. Special props to Concertmaster Sophie Rowell for her beautiful Scheherazade. ❤️