Since 1976–almost since our founding in 1971–violinist Roy Malan has been a leading member of the group, bringing his talent, professionalism, and commitment to contemporary music to his participation in all five decades of our history and mission. Roy’s many other engagements, with the California Symphony, Opera Paralèlle, and as longtime concertmaster and solo violinist of the SF Ballet and founding director of the Telluride Chamber Music Festival, speak to his versatility, tirelessness, and consummate achievement in his craft. We celebrate Roy’s long and distinguished tenure, which has helped to chart the trajectory of the group.