Verdi countered with fireworks of his own, utilizing his crowd favorite go-to: "babies on a trailer."
Great game guys! Too bad this isn't everyone gets a trophy!
Advancing to the Rondo of 16: Handel, Whitacre, Bach, and Holst.
Todays opening round match ups ( and speaking of fireworks):
Early gamesTchaikovsky versus Sousa
and Copland takes on Joplin. Later in the afternoon the highly anticipated all-Italian throw down between Puccini versus Reshpigi. Finally, in the evening match we'll see Bernstein versus Smetana.