Said he would like to find a sponsor to enable him to take the strings on tour.
A couple of years ago, My Morning Jacket contacted local youth orchestras from the cities in which they were playing in advance of their tour and asked if they would be willing to learn some songs and play in concert. The ones which accepted the offer were sent music to learn, then on show days ran through a practice with the band, and then played 5 or 6 songs with the band during the concert. The show in Chicago that I saw had about 10 teen aged kids, several of whom were visibly over the top to be performing live.
Maybe not the same as having professional musicians, but it was a total success.