Admittedly, it was a mystery to me which teams were even in this year’s World Series until the wonderfully entertaining video from the respective brass sections at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) and Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) went live on 10/22/2014. The clever bit is the brainchild of SLSO Principal Trumpet Karin Bliznik and BSO Fourth/Utility Trumpet Michael Martin.
I asked Martin about what went into making the video and he said everything was put together at breakneck speed.
“This was a truly enjoyable project to be a part of. I had the idea Sunday evening and by late (very late if I’m being honest!) Tuesday night the 50 or so clips had been compiled into one video,” said Martin. “A huge thank you to Karin Bliznik and our incredible friends in the SLSO. This was truly a team effort on both sides! Sox in 7”
The BSO surprise guest was a fun addition and they get another nod for going the extra mile by committing to the bit with Red Sox jerseys. And where’s David Robertson? According to Bliznik, there’s a story behind that.
“Well, shortly before the video was being recorded Mike [Martin] texted ‘So Seiji I think is going to conduct us…is Robertson in town?’ My reply ‘oh, so you guys need to be conducted?’ It worked out well because the ever so witty Steven Jarvi was in town, who really nailed his part of the trash talk.”
I also wonder which team BSO trombonist Stephen Lange is rooting for since before he went to the BSO in 2010, he was the SLSO Assistant Principal Trombone for ten years.
10 thoughts on “Brassball SmackDown”
Overheard in Boston – “At least the St.Louis brass didn’t have any errors!”
This is the first time I’ve ever wished that the Cubs would win more baseball games.
We here in Charlotte always knew Karin would be making the front page everywhere–she’s our firmer Principal Trumpet!
Former –so sorry for the typo! I hate my phone sometimes!!!!
Tell me about it. I’m fairly certain Steve Jobs is giggling about autospell in the great beyond.
ditto in Savannah – Karin played our first season. Super trumpet player – and well, done on the smackdown!!