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Classical music: What music would celebrate Super Bowl XLIX – that’s 49 in plain English – that takes place this afternoon? Plus, the Con Vivo chamber music concert this afternoon in Stoughton has been POSTPONED until next Sunday night. | February 1, 2015

ALERT: The administration of the Stoughton Opera House has decided to postpone the chamber music concert by Con Vivo (below) scheduled for this afternoon, Feb. 1, due to the anticipated snow storm.

The new concert date and time is: next Sunday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Opera House. Please help spread the word to anyone you know who might have been planning to come to the concert. Says the group: “We look forward to seeing you next week! Stay safe and warm. Thank you.”

Con Vivo core musicians

By Jacob Stockinger

Today, Super Bowl XLIX — or 49 to most of us — will be played between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots in Glendale, Arizona.

Super Bowl 49 social media logos

Kickoff time is 5:30 p.m., CST.

It will be broadcast on NBC.

The game is billed as the world’s largest single sports event.

Given the number of people it will reach via TV and other social media, and given the advertising price of $4.5 million for a 30-second spot, that description sounds pretty accurate.

Super Bowl XLIX no cactus

Here are some suggestions from past years:

Super Bowl 48 in 2014:


Super Bowl 47 in 2013, which drew a lot of reader suggestions and comments:

Let us know what you think.

The Ear wants to hear.



  1. Since it is already past noon and you have no suggestions, I’ll try “Ride of the Valkyries”. Since it has already been used, quite effectively, in American popular culture (“Apocalypse Now”), and football often uses military references, we can tie opera, film, and football all together. How American is that?!

    Comment by Steve Rankin — February 1, 2015 @ 12:29 pm

    • All-American, so to speak.
      Except it is German!
      Thanks for reading and replying.

      Comment by welltemperedear — February 2, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

  2. would give you manageable links and improve the look of this post greatly. Also it is ‘….. number of people’, unless they are to be eaten that is (8-)#

    Comment by tonyfirshman — February 1, 2015 @ 2:16 am

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