Buffalo Philharmonic records Buffalo Bills’ “Shout” song in advance of NFL playoffs game

Posted on: January 18, 2022

“What was supposed to be an exciting weekend for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra was dulled by the group’s Covid-related cancellation … of Antonín Dvořák that would have marked its first major endeavor of 2022,” writes Ben Tsujimoto in Friday’s (1/15) Buffalo News (NY). “Undaunted by the setback, the BPO recorded and released a lively orchestral rendition of the catchy Bills’ ‘Shout!’ song in Kleinhans Music Hall before Buffalo hosted New England in the first round of the NFL playoffs Saturday night in Orchard Park. [Music Director] JoAnn Falletta sported her No. 43 throwback Bills jersey … while performers donned an assortment of team gear to create a sea of red and blue. The two-minute clip … exceeded 10,000 plays on Twitter within five hours of posting…. ‘Our Buffalo Philharmonic family loves the Bills. The musicians and I wanted to show our support in the best way we know—with music,’ Falletta said in a message. ‘We hope everyone enjoys our version of SHOUT, played with a lot of love. Go Bills!’ … The BPO returns to the stage next weekend … at Kleinhans Music Hall…. ‘Shout!’ … became the Bills’ fight song in 1987.”