The trip will happen, and it would have been a shame if it had ended up being cancelled: for one, classical musicians are not being paid much compared to other entertainers in this town, despite being of world-class quality. These guys are the best in their field, yet the average salary with 25 years of experience is $112,000, something that many a non-exceptional engineer will make in the valley, and is paltry compared to the salary of many professional athletes.

Picture Terrence McCarthy, SF Symphony