“It’s not every day that we get to see Kansas City Symphony music director Michael Stern in a baseball jersey. Today is that day as the symphony and Kansas City Symphony Chorus pay a fun, classy tribute to the Kansas City Royals,” writes Lisa Gutierrez in Thursday’s (10/23) Kansas City Star (Missouri). “The groups recorded ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ on Wednesday night, with many of the players and singers, like Stern, wearing Royals gear. In the video, posted on YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo, Stern begins with a special greeting for the team. ‘Hey K.C. sports fans, we’ve all got Royals fever. We’ve been waiting 29 years for this. Go Royals!’ he says. A parade of players and singers are then shown cheering ‘Go Royals,’ behind the scenes at the Kauffman Center. The musicians are excited about the World Series, too, and symphony officials have promised to offer score updates and other surprises from the stage at their concerts Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.” The concerts run simultaneously with World Series games against the San Francisco Giants.
Posted October 24, 2014