Eagles fans trade the Linc for the Mann for Philly Orchestra tribute show

Fan favorite Jason Kelce played sax on the Eagles fight song.

Mike Dougherty
July 25, 2018 - 10:43 am
Packed house at the Mann Center for a special night featuring highlights from the Eagles' historic season with sounds by NFL Films and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In 2018, euphoria is endless for Eagles fans with reminders of the historic title run everywhere. On Tuesday night at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, thousands who bleed green relived the season with some help from the Philadelphia Orchestra and NFL Films. 

"We've come together to celebrate our World Champion Philadelphia Eagles!"

After a brief introduction by sports announcer Merrill Reese, sports fans watched a series of film clips highlighting the team’s history. And the Philadelphia Orchestra brought the video to life. 

Percussionist Chris Deviney describes the program.

"Soaring at times, comical at times, lots of human elements," Deviney said. "Really makes the Eagles shine."

Rob Fox grew up watching NFL Films and said he was blown away.

"We listened to it growing up on the Sunday shows. So hearing the orchestra play it is fantastic," Fox said.

Fan favorite Jason Kelce made the night extra special when he took center stage with his saxophone and joined in for the Eagles fight song.

A portion of ticket sales is donated to the Eagles Autism Challenge and the Mann Center's art education programs.