A footballer solos with Philadelphia Orchestra

A footballer solos with Philadelphia Orchestra


norman lebrecht

July 25, 2018

At a fundraiser last night.



Mr Kelce is a noted saxophonist among football players.


UPDATE from Peter Dobrin: ‘We have the Philadelphia Orchestra, the epitome of high culture, sophistication, art, celebrating a bunch of grown men beatin’ the crap out of each other,’ Kelce told the audience.


  • Anson says:

    Good for the Philadelphia Orchestra for having a little fun with the championship. (Too bad I am a Chicago Bears fan, so am unlikely to see the CSO doing anything similar anytime soon.)

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Baritone sax. Who knew! Anyway, I was really happy for the Eagles, and I’m happy for the current ‘resurgence’ of the Philadelphia Orchestra (they’re sounding great).

  • Melinda Yin says:

    Only good can come when arts and sports support each other. Philly knows how to do it! We are the city of brotherly love for a reason. So glad they had Tony Orlando interviewed in that piece; he is a wonderful ambassador for the Philadelphia Orchestra and what this city is about.