In Colorado, A Collaboration Of Music And Sports

Charles Denler performs a piano rendition of "Take the Field," the theme music he composed for the Colorado Rockies. The baseball team will debut the piece during its home opener on April 14. (Corey H. Jones/Colorado Public Radio)

Music and baseball have a long-standing relationship, from the 1858 song “The Base Ball Polka” to “Take Me Out To The Ball Game.” So it makes sense that the Colorado Rockies recently commissioned the Colorado Symphony to record original music for the team’s 2014 baseball season.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Corey H. Jones of Colorado Public Radio explains how the collaboration came about.


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