“The Detroit Symphony Orchestra got its Mozart Festival started Thursday, and the Detroit Tigers were the first organization to help kick things off,” reports Josiah Turner in Thursday’s (1/19) ESPN.com. “The three-week festival ‘takes a look at the famously light-hearted 18th century composer [Wolfgang Mozart] who challenged the status quo of European music,’ according to the festival’s website. Composer and director of the orchestra, Leonard Slatkin, gave Tigers veteran Miguel Cabrera a crack at leading the charge. Cabrera did his best conductor impression, then gave Slatkin a thank-you pat on the backside. The 11-time All-Star slugger displayed some finesse in swinging that baton. He might not have much of a future conducting symphonies, but the 33-year-old proved his personality can help light up a room.” A brief video of Cabrera leading the orchestra is included.
Posted January 23, 2017