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TEMPE, Ariz. Larry Fitzgerald admitted to a bit of stage fright. But this was no ordinary performance for the Cardinals wide receiver. On Thursday, Fitz swapped his familiar No. 11 jersey in favor of a tuxedo as he conducted the National Anthem at the Phoenix Symphony.
I was nervous, but it turned out to be a lot of fun, Fitzgerald said Friday. Well have to do it again.
The Phoenix Symphony approached team president Michael Bidwill with the original idea, and Bidwill came to Fitz, who OKd it immediately.
Everybody knows the Phoenix Symphony is one of the best in the country, Fitzgerald said last week. Its a tremendous honor that theyd want me to be a part of it.
Fitzgerald, whose varied off-the-field interests include photography, travel and international charitable causes, joked that he was doing all he could to perfect his skills before the performance, which included a rehearsal on Tuesday
Ive been watching YouTube videos of conductors late into the night to see what they actually do, he said before the performance. I dont want to make a fool of myself.
Following Fitzgeralds guest appearance on the podium, Opening Night continued with guest conductor, Sarah Hicks, and award winning violinist, Elena Urioste, in a program that included symphonic dances from West Side Story, the Overture to Candide and Beethovens Violin Concerto.
The whole experience was amazing, Fitzgerald said. I already posted a picture from last night and Im going to post a bunch more today.
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