Pitchers and catchers report. These words inspire excitement; for millions, the beginnings of baseball spring training are the first sign of the waning of winter, the beginnings of spring. Artists are no different. Sports fascinate musicians and composers just as everybody else, and offer a wealth of intriguing compositional opportunities. AME gathers some of the best sports-inspired new music by some of America’s best composers. Concert includes work for piano and baseball mitt, one hundred ping-pong balls and a song cycle about Mike Piazza. Channel your inner sports fan and root for your favorite composers!