Orchestra musicians get competitive over Super Bowl matchup

Posted on: January 31, 2013

Tuesday (1/29) on his Baltimore Sun blog Clef Notes and Drama Queens, Tim Smith writes, “And you thought classical musicians were so sensitive, tolerant and mild-mannered. Not when it comes to the Super Bowl, apparently. Orchestras are being swept up in a frenzy of fan fever. The San Francisco Symphony was just asking for trouble when it posted a photo on its Facebook page of percussionist Trey Wyatt percussionist about to inflict major damage on a defenseless Raven symbol with some mighty big cymbals. So the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra responded quickly with a photo showing its own threatening muscle. Music director José-Luis Novo and ASO musicians Natanel Draiblate, James Rester, Fatma Daglar and Don Spinelligot [got] into the act.” The photo shows the musicians displaying crossed-out 49ers logos. “In addition, the Marylanders have a song to go with the picture. It’s sung to the tune of ‘Carolina in the Morning’ (Carolina doesn’t have anything to do with the Super Bowl, but, hey, all’s fair in love and football): ‘Nothing would be finer than to crush the 49ers in New Orleans!’ ”

Posted January 31, 2013