The members of the orchestra are beginning to assemble. Careful observers in the audience can immediately see differences in the norm. Silu Fei is sitting in Charles Noble's position as Assistant Principal viola player. We missed Charles. However, Silu was a fine replacement. Another notable change in the lineup after intermission was the addition of Heather Blackburn in the cello section. She filled the usually empty eighth cello seat. It was good to see eight celli!!!