Philadelphia Orchestra holds contest to conduct “Eagles Victory Song” on Super Bowl weekend

Posted on: February 1, 2018

“Classical music and the gridiron? Definitely NOT mutually exclusive!” reports Meridee Duddleston on Tuesday (1/30) at Philadelphia radio station WRTI. “In fact, this Saturday, the night before the Eagles meet the New England Patriots in the land of the Vikings, the Fabulous Philadelphians will sound off with another full throttle rendition of the ‘Eagles Victory Song.’ Guest conductor and former Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Christoph Eschenbach will hand the baton to an Eagles fan at the Orchestra’s performance Saturday evening in Verizon Hall. The Orchestra is in the midst of holding a contest for this singular conducting honor…. It won’t be the first time this season that the Orchestra is showing support for the home team.  A delightful performance of the 30-second rallying cry took place in Verizon Hall last December 10th after the Eagles’ NFC East victory over the Rams. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the eighth artistic leader of the ensemble, wore a green Eagles jersey–Number 8. It was a social media victory. Following Carson Wentz’s season-ending injury in that game, the Eagles’ march to Super Bowl LII continued under quarterback Nick Foles.”

Posted February 1, 2018