Chicago Symphony cheers on Chicago Cubs with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame”

Posted on: October 18, 2016

“It has become a recent tradition for local ensembles to record a video of support for their hometown teams during October baseball,” reads an unsigned Monday (10/17) report at New York classical radio station WQXR. “Not to be outdone, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Riccardo Muti, played a special symphonic rendition of ‘Take Me Out To The Ballgame’ to support the Chicago Cubs as they hope to clench the National League pennant by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers and advance to the World Series…. The Chicago Cubs haven’t played in the World Series since 1945 when they last won the National League pennant. The Cubs weren’t victorious that year and haven’t won a World Series since 1908—which makes the power of symphonic support and fan support of any kind all the more crucial. Who knows, it could actually make a difference. Will the Los Angeles Philharmonic answer with a video of their own? Stay tuned.” Included is a video of the CSO playing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” The Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in the third game of the National League Championship Series, which is tied 1-1.  

Posted October 18, 2016