Philadelphia Eagles “training camp begins Wednesday, and Eagles fans can’t wait to celebrate. Thousands came out Tuesday night to celebrate the Birds with a little help from the Philadelphia Orchestra,” reports David Spunt on Tuesday’s CBCPhilly television. “Tuesday night at The Mann Center … a few thousand Eagles fans watched film clips highlighting the team’s history” accompanied by the Philadelphia Orchestra. “ ‘We’ve done the Philadelphia Orchestra thing before, but who would ever think this would be like a collaborative effort. It’s pretty neat,’ said Eagles fan Jessica Kubisiak.” At the performance, Eagles center Jason Kelce, who trained as a musician in high school, played baritone saxophone with the orchestra in the Eagles fight song. “Kelce stood on stage with orchestra members; some … happen to be huge Eagles fans.” Associate Principal Percussion “Anthony Orlando joined the orchestra in 1972, he’s been waiting that long for a Super Bowl victory. ‘All these years I’ve been waiting and they finally came through [in 2018],’ said Orlando…. ‘It’s a great opportunity for us to connect with the fans.’ A portion of each ticket goes to the Eagles Autism Challenge and The Mann’s Art Education Programs.” Video of Kelce performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra is included.
Posted July 25, 2018