Four years ago, it was a quartet made up of Gabriela Montero (piano), Yo Yo Ma (cello), Itzhak Perlman (violin) and Anthony McGill (clarinet).
Get it? Four large minorities faithfully represented at the president’s big day.
So who should he summon this time round? And should the president redress the imbalance? Maybe they should actually play this time, not just mime in the freezing cold to a pre-recorded track.
Hilary Hahn, perhaps? Jeremy Denk? Your suggestions, please… I’m sure they’ll be welcomed on Pennsylvania Avenue.