Milwaukee Symphony, on the gridiron at Green Bay Packers game

Posted on: October 24, 2016

“As Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra musicians prepared to play Thursday evening, they got one last warning, one they had likely never heard before from MSO director of operations John Roloff: ‘Stay near the sideline. I don’t want any of you to get tackled,’ ” writes Mark Kass in Friday’s (10/21) Milwaukee Business Journal. “But such a warning was necessary as the MSO made its first trip to Lambeau Field in Green Bay to play the National Anthem and a two-song halftime show that drew loud applause from the nearly 80,000 fans in attendance for the Green Bay Packers game against the Chicago Bears. They also surprised fans with a flash mob in the Lambeau Field Atrium as several members played ‘Sweet Caroline,’ with others helping the crowd sing along. … It was quite an evening for 56 musicians and 54 chorus members who made the two-hour trip in four buses to perform for the nationally televised football game. … Violinist Frank Almond said he was looking forward to the special evening. ‘It will be a lot of fun to be on the field and perform,’ he said. … Assistant conductor Yaniv Dinur wore a Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers jersey.” An extensive slideshow accompanies the article.

Posted October 24, 2016

Pictured: The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra played a halftime show at a Green Bay Packers-Chicago Bears game at Lambeau Field on October 20. Assistant Conductor Yaniv Dinur leads the orchestra wearing a Packers jersey. Photo:
Milwaukee Business Journal.