Toronto Symphony, cheering on hometown Raptors en route to first NBA championship

Posted on: June 14, 2019

“The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, swept up in a Canada-wide frenzy over the prospect of the Raptors winning their first NBA championship Thursday, sounded the charge with a rendering of the ‘Jurassic Park’ movie soundtrack,” reads an unsigned article in Thursday’s (6/13) Agence France-Presse. “A fan-zone outside the Toronto team’s home arena, unofficially dubbed ‘Jurassic Park,’ has attracted scores of fans … Picking up on the theme, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s principal pops conductor Steven Reineke led a performance of the music from Steven Spielberg’s 1993 science-fiction adventure film before the second set of a matinee show on Wednesday…. ‘We’ve caught Raptors fever,’ announced Reineke to the audience after putting on a bright red Raptors jersey…. He also encouraged the crowd to record the performance on their smartphones. Those clips have been widely circulated online … In the video, the musicians also sporting Raptors jerseys and the audience can be heard erupting in a ‘Let’s go Raptors’ chant…. The Raptors have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven championship series against the Golden State Warriors, who are seeking their third consecutive NBA crown.” On Thursday evening, the Toronto Raptors won game six of the series to win their first NBA championship.

Posted June 14, 2019