The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Music Director Andreas Delfs, records a video for CBS Sports. In foreground: the PGA Wanamaker Trophy. Photo by Mike Cidoni.

In last Monday’s (5/22) Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, NY) Gary Craig writes, “As the PGA leaders readied to tee off at Oak Hill Sunday, the millions watching on television were reminded by the steady soothing voice of commentator Jim Nantz of ‘the commitment, the practice, the precision’ of the remaining golfers. That intensity, the CBS promotion said, is like that of classical musicians. Merged with scenes from the first three days of the championship tournament at Oak Hill, along with past memorable PGA moments, was a performance from Rochester’s own Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Filmed earlier in the week, the promotion showed RPO musicians performing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, led by Music Director Andreas Delfs. As Beethoven’s masterpiece crescendos and plateaus, the promotion seamlessly weaves in the ups and downs faced by the golfers who’ve navigated capricious PGA courses, past and present, en route to a championship. ‘Rochester has such a great music scene, and when we found out that the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating its Centennial next season, we knew we had to pursue that angle,’ CBS Sports Segment Producer Chris Burns said.”