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Kansas City Symphony issues World Series challenge to San Francisco orchestra

Our baseball team is better than yours, San Francisco. What are you going to do about it?
Our baseball team is better than yours, San Francisco. What are you going to do about it? YouTube

It bears repeating many times today: The Kansas City Symphony knocked it out of the park with its performance of the national anthem before Game 6 at the K on Tuesday night.

On the heels of that well-received showing in front of a national audience, the symphony has issued a challenge to its classical music counterparts in San Francisco.

“Just to prove that we did not leave our hearts in San Francisco, we are challenging you to a wager, a friendly wager,” says Michael Stern, music director for the Kansas City Symphony, in a video shot at the K on Tuesday.

“Should a miracle happen and you win, I will wear a San Francisco Giants jersey at our next concerts here in Kansas City. What are you going to do if we win? The gauntlet is thrown, it’s up to you. Game on!”

Wow, these orchestra folks talk tough!

As it happens, the San Francisco Symphony and its music director, Michael Tilson Thomas, are scheduled to perform at the Kauffman Center on Nov. 12.

Another rumble at the Kauffman, perhaps?

Like the man said, game on.

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