At 24, Geoffrey Lynn was the youngest player in the London Philharmonic when he won an audition in 1974.
Today is his last day in the first violins and they are giving him a video sendoff.
He has lived through the ages of Haitink, Solti, Tennstedt, Welser-Möst, Masur and Jurowski.
His final performance is Cendrillon tonight at Glyndebourne.
He has earned a rest.