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World Series inspires orchestral rivalry between Boston, St. Louis

October 23, 2013|By David Ng

The World Series, which begins Wednesday at Fenway Park, will pit the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals in a battle for the Major League Baseball championship. The on-the-field rivalry has inspired a face-off off the field -- between the two cities' major orchestras.

In a video released online Wednesday, brass musicians from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Symphony engage in a humorous musical showdown that includes an appearance by legendary conductor Seiji Ozawa, who holds the title of music director laureate for the Boston orchestra.

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The video includes "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and "Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better" as well as snippets of signature songs from both cities.

The first game of the World Series starts in Boston at 5 p.m. Pacific time, and will be aired on Fox.


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