Each and every year since the inaugural Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day in 1999, the ceremony has commenced with a bell ringing in honor of the great Brooklyn Dodgers fan Hilda Chester. This cacophonous tribute is followed by the National Anthem and the performance of a baseball song, usually “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
For this summer’s festivities on Sunday, July 16, 2017, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Pasadena Central Library, attendees will be treated to the sounds of the Symphomaniax, the flagship, live-performance musical quartet representing the San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra. Comprised of musicians Ruth Bruegger (violin), James Domine (guitar), Glenn Grab (cello), and Larry Muradian (bass), the Symphomaniax are noted for incorporating class and humor into their performances; their eclectic repertoire ranges from Baroque, Classical, and Romantic music to pop and contemporary favorites – everything from Bach to the Beatles.
For the upcoming Shrine of the Eternals Induction Day, the Symphomaniax will perform “The Star-Spangled Banner” and a very unique rendition of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” an arrangement of the baseball chestnut by bassist Larry Muradian which we guarantee will be quite unlike any version you have ever heard before!