Charlotte & Colorado Symphony Orchestra Make Super Bowl Bet
It seems that everyone is getting into the spirit going into the NFL's Super Bowl 50. In honor of both their hometown teams making it to the championship game, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra has made a friendly bet with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra dependent on the outcome of tonight's face-off betwen the Panthers and the Broncos.
In a humorous 3-and-half-minute YouTube video publicizing their friendly bet, the dueling CSOs let their detractors know that they aren't afraid to put their money where their mouthes are, so to speak, going into tonight's matchup between the Cam Newton Quarterbacked Carolina Panthers and Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos.
In the playful piece entitled, CSOvsCSO, Colorado associate conductor Christopher Dragon let Charlotte's music director Christopher Warren-Green know what he expected as payment once Newton failed to deliver (via Charlotte Observer):
"If the Bronco's lose, I will conduct a piece of their choosing, whilst wearing a Panther's jersery.
But when we win the other 'CSO' has to play 'Hoedown' and their conductor wear a Peyton Manning jersey."
For his part, Warren-Green the competition in Denver know that he planned to accept his victory gracefully:
"I'll go ahead and drop Cam's shirt in the mail so it's ready for you to conduct 'Sweet Caroline' at your next performance."
Be sure to tune in to CBS around 6:30 tonight to find out how the rest of the story unfolds.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.