Most of the selections on tonights bill originated in sports-themed films like The Natural, Hoosiers, and Rudy. The movies and the music are one and the same, says Topilow. There are other tunes too -- including a very special version of Beethovens Fifth Symphony that features a live sportscast by WEWS Channel 5s Andy Baskin and others. Its really funny, says Topilow.
NFL- and NBA-sanctioned video clips unspool on a ginormous screen while the Pops play along to the action. Plus, athletes and mascots make appearances. It all culminates with a performance of Queens bombastic ode to sore winners, We Are the Champions. This is fun for us, says Topilow. This is some very stirring music.
Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., 2007