A symphonic World Series battle.

In the unlikely event the Minnesota Twins had surprised us, played decent baseball, and made it to the World Series (which begins tonight, you may have heard), here’s something you wouldn’t be seeing: Two orchestras — St. Louis’ and Boston’s — “playing trash” at each other.

Like our local baseball team, our orchestra isn’t a functioning entity either.

Another reason to envy these two cities. And they even brought Seiji Ozawa back.

Maybe Osmo Vänskä will return for the next Twins’ appearance in the Series.

(h/t: Mark Memmott/NPR)

  • Jay Sieling

    What fun! A great kick-off for the opening game. My son plays in the WashU Symphony. I’m pretty certain his conductor Steven Jarvi was a part of this orchestrated smack down. That’s the reason I’m rooting for the Cards.

  • Jack

    Love it! Especially the St. Louis conductor using the mini bat as a baton :)
    May we have an orchestra when the Twins next make the World Series. Where/when can I buy some MN Orchestra stock?
    How about a good old-fashioned MPR run pledge drive to get them back on the feet? I seem to recall that one was done for the SCPO in the 90′s.