Watch: Minnesota Orchestra play ballmain
No they don’t. Turns out it was prerecorded.
Seventy of the orchestra’s musicians hustled onto the field and into their positions at the 50-yard line in less than two minutes to start the show with the four most famous notes in music history: the opening to Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 5.”
Led by conductor Osmo Vanksa, the orchestra also played “Purple Rain” as a tribute to Prince.
So what, precisely, was the point.