Hi Luis,
This was taken during a Tosca performance at Lyric. The firing squad has a brush-up rehearsal during the second intermission. The man with the upraised sword is Sir Andrew Davis, our music director at Lyric. This picture just appeared in the Intermezzo, the chicago local’s union paper on the back page. The caption read “Luis and Clark Carbon Fiber Violin: $5000, tux: $500, blindfold: $5, music director with a sense of humor, PRICELESS!”

I still play my carbon fiber violin exclusively and i’m still loving it. I’m finding that helicore strings work very nicely on it and even out-perform the dominants.

happy new year, cheers

Pete Labella