Lights, Camera, the Oscars!

Have you ever wished that you could experience the glitz and glamour of a celebrity without breaking your bank? This Valentine’s Day, treat your sweetie to a special evening out by listening to music that has been featured in the most noteworthy films throughout the ages. With Oscar season just around the corner, there is no better time to celebrate the films that we all know and love. The greater Lansing Symphony’s program titled, “Lights, Camera… The Oscars!” will take place at 8 p.m. on Feb.14 at the Wharton Center in East Lansing. Director of Marketing and Communications for the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Rachel Santorelli, says, “Our Lights, Camera…The Oscars! concert is special because you get the memorable tunes from Academy Award-winning films, with the Symphony! Not only does this performance feature the Lansing Symphony, but it shares the spotlight with two talented guest vocalists singing songs that are adored and familiar to everyone.” Timeless classics from Gone with the Wind, Chariots of Fire, Ghost, and Titanic will all be featured throughout the performance. Guest vocalists, Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen’s voices will resonate through the hall during their performances of “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady. The Lansing Symphony Orchestra has been an important part of the Lansing community by not only producing beautiful music, but also partnering with organizations and providing educational opportunities for our youth. “With a world-renowned university next door, what better way for students who are studying music and for those who are interested in music, to nurture that love and appreciation than firsthand with a first-class symphony,” added Santorelli. A special Valentine’s Day Afterglow is set to take place following the show in the Jackson Lounge. Santorelli explains that the Afterglow is “a time to socialize with other concert attendees, enjoy wine and dessert along with some entertainment, and keep the evening going!” For more info call (517) 487-5001 or visit at

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Danielle OBrien

A senior at Michigan State University pursuing a career in communications and public relations, Danielle enjoys cooking, traveling and all Middle Eastern food.

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