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Beethoven and Basketball: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Sports Themed Concert

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Jan 31, 2016 02:45 AM EST

If you thought going to the orchestra meant you had to pull out the tuxedo, cufflinks, and the odd pair of Galilean binoculars for good measure, than you thought wrong. On Saturday, Feb 6 the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is inviting you to thrown on your favorite team jersey and come courtside for an evening of Beethoven and basketball. The BSO’s All About Sports event is hosted and narrated by Baltimore Orioles’ announcer Ryan Wagner with conductor Ken Lam, Nationals Organist Matthew Van Hoose on Keyboard Marching Ravens covering Sousaphone Section and Ellen Pendleton providing color commentary.

The official Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website describes the family oriented event, writing: 

“In the spirit of a ball game, cheer for your favorite BSO musician teams as they perform orchestral works all about sports! With PDQ Bach’s Beethoven Sportscast, the iconic athlete William Tell as depicted in Rossini’s Overture to William Tell, a sing-along of Take Me Out to the Ball Game and more, the BSO celebrates our 100th birthday, Baltimore native Babe Ruth's birthday, the Superbowl and all things sports. The BSO’s own Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion Teams will be dressed in sports attire and will be making a grand entrance to each concert as the team’s ‘starting line-ups.’ To fire up the crowd between each piece, this performance will also feature Matthew Van Hoose, organist for the Washington Nationals! PLUS every child who attends will receive a free kids ticket to a Baltimore Blast game!”

The BSO present All About Sports on Sat, FEB 6, 2016 11:00 AM. Bring the kids and get there early for some extra family fun.

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