Ronco, 66, is aware of some individuals who have relented, together with a fellow musician with three youngsters and a mortgage. He is aware of others who’re scrambling for hard-to-get medical exemptions. However Ronco — an Orthodox Jew and a specialist in 18th-century music who tends to mistrust the traits of the plenty — figures that is an occasion when he can attempt to stand up to the mounting strain. His financial savings are thinning, however not gone. His kids are grown. His spouse, Emanuela Vozza, a fellow cellist, additionally unvaccinated, feels as he does. So day after day, his resistance has continued: A musician who as soon as performed at Milan’s famed La Scala has been as an alternative working alongside Vozza, enhancing recordings they’ve made of their countryside lounge, unable for the foreseeable future to carry out for a crowd.