“We’re better now than we’ve ever been,” says chief executive and artistic director Kristian Rahbek Knudsen about the orchestra, which currently counts 66 musicians. Originally trained as a classical violinist himself, Knudsen had the pleasure of guest performing with the orchestra when he was younger before a career in chemistry whisked him off to Cambridge and even farther shores. His office still rings with the tender tones of the violin on occasion, but his focus is solely on the creative and administrative development of the orchestra.