Check out the video of Janine Jansen talking about the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, I think I have 5 different recordings of it, and I’ve been to countless performances of this piece. The best was some Korean violinist in HK with a loaned Stradivarius, I think it was from the Royal School of Music. (I’ve also heard Stradivarius’ in person with Anne-Sophie Mutter with the NY Phil and Itzhak Perlman in Austin). Janine Jansen uses a 1727 Strad, I tempted to go to nyc for this and to pickup a leather jacket.
One thing I don’t like about SF is that the symphony here really sucks.