Mr. Bronfman, I am sorry that you had to get up early on a Friday morning to play music that you evidently do not enjoy. Really, do you like this music? Do you think it's beautiful and wondrous? I think not, judging by your performance.
The opening concert Wednesday night made clear that the bond between the orchestra and its "new" musical director, Alan Gilbert, is as close as any this difficult orchestra and a "boss" have had in a long time.