I know the story of creation of the Orchestra from Nazib Zhiganov. In Rakhlin times the Orchestra was at its best. Now it is excellent again. I'm happy that the Orchestra players get good salary, changed their attitude to the profession, and grew professionally. There are lots of new festivals, many leading artists come to perform, the Concert Hall is sold out. We have it thanks to the Orchestra and its Artistic Director and Principal Conductor - Alexander Sladkovsky. I wish the Orchestra new programmes and new discoveries!