Springfield Symphony performs for televised NFL pregame show

Posted on: September 14, 2015

“The New England Patriots pregame ceremonies had an unexpected surprise for fans out in Western Mass. as the Springfield Symphony Orchestra help hype the crowd for the celebration of the team’s fourth Super Bowl championship” at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, writes Nick O’Malley on Thursday (9/10) at MassLive.com (western Mass.). “The SSO busted out a rousing rendition of ‘O Fortuna’ from ‘Carmina Burana’ as the team brought out its four Lombardi Trophies to midfield…. It was a high energy performance, especially with Kevin Rhodes’ conducting. Shortly after, the Orchestra got an unexpected guest performer—the rapper T-Pain, of auto-tune fame—to perform ‘All I Do Is Win’ by DJ Khaled as Super Bowl banner No. 4 was unveiled. Rhodes, along with 50 other members of the SSO were excited for the chance to perform as part of the pregame festivities.” SSO Executive Director Peter Salerno said, “Being able to show off the versatility and talent of our extraordinary musicians in front of a television audience of over 35 million viewers is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Rhodes is also music director of the Traverse City Symphony in Michigan.

Posted September 14, 2015