Youth Symphony of Kansas City embraces Royals baseball fever

Posted on: October 15, 2014

“Kansas City Royals fans celebrated the team’s success in the form of music and art Sunday. Students with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City honored the team by playing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ ” at the historic Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine Jazz District, reports Molly Balkenbush on Sunday (10/12) at FOX-4 WDAF (Kansas City, Missouri). “The students learned how to play the song in less than two hours on Sunday. ‘We thought this would be a great way to show our support to a terrific baseball team and our city,’ said Steven Davis, symphony conductor. ‘We think it’s phenomenal too, we think this is galvanizing for the entire city.’ The group wore Royals T-shirts during the performance and cheered for the team once they were finished playing.” The Youth Symphony of Kansas City was founded in 1958 and comprises four student orchestras in the Kansas City metro area. They performed the first free public performance in Helzberg Hall at Kansas City’s new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2011. The Kansas City Royals played their third game of the American League playoffs against the Baltimore Orioles last night in Kansas City, and game four is scheduled for this afternoon. Click here to view a video of the Youth Symphony of Kansas City’s performance on Sunday.

Posted October 15, 2014

Pictured: Conductor Steven D. Davis cheers during a rehearsal of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” by the Youth Symphony of Kansas City in honor of the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Gem Theater in the 18th and Vine Jazz District in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Brian Davidson / Kansas City Star