Friday, September 21, 2012

Photo: Larry Fitzgerald before Conducting the Phoenix Symphony

Yesterday was opening night for the 2012-13 season of the Phoenix Symphony.   Larry Fitzgerald, superstar wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals, conducted the national anthem at the beginning of the concert.  By the time his career is completed, he may likely be recognized as the best receiver in the history of professional football.

This is a photo of Larry Fitzgerald from the reception before the concert.  I apologize for the poor quality of the photo, but it is a cell phone picture.  My husband, Dave, is the longest serving member of the Board of Directors of the Phoenix Symphony, and he snapped this little photo during the reception for Symphony donors.

Larry Fitzgerald contributes much to the Phoenix area.  He appears at many community events.  He is a class person in every respect.  He is loved by Arizonans and certainly respected by all football fans of every team.

He approached his conducting role with great seriousness.  He studied video of other conductors.  The eyes and attention of orchestra and audience were riveted upon him.

He also made a generous financial contribution to the Phoenix Symphony.  That is a great example, as more than half of the Symphony budget comes from donations.  Here is a link to the website of the Phoenix Symphony.

This week we are showing photos of the amazing ancient Khmer temples of Siem Reap, Cambodia posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

5 comments: said...

Thank you for posting this. The Phoenix Symphony and Larry Fitzgerald both deserve our respect and admiration.

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Jack said...

It is good seeing a professional athlete doing something positive. I know that many do, but too often what we read about is when a pro athlete goes off the tracks.

Unknown said...

I absolutely LOVE Larry Fitzgerald!!! As a football fan, and also a city symphony fan, Larry is fantastic, and Dave is right up there with him for being a long-time supporter/mover-n-shaker of Phoenix' symphony orchestra!

Memphis MOJO said...

They've just shown a piece (ESPN) on Larry doing his conducting.

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