Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's Groupon for tickets to see Sunny Wilkinson and her Jazz Trio perform Sunny Swings the American Songbook on Friday, October 21 at 8 p.m. The performance will be held at the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts, located on the Michigan State University campus, and is presented by the Lansing Symphony Orchestra. Choose between the following options:
A mid-Michigan institution since 1929, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra delights eardrums across a broad musical spectrum. As part of their its Pops Series, LSO presents inventive vocalist Sunny Wilkinson, who has cut her improvisation chops with numerous jazz greats including The Count Bassie Band, Kenny Wheeler, and at least one rhythmically -gifted loofah. Wilkinson's agile voice swoops and scats through a sophisticated set of American classics, studded with ditties from musical masters Steven Sondheim, Duke Ellington, and George Gershwin. A pianist, a bassist, and a drummer comprise Sunny's Jazz Trio, who match their rhythmic plucks and taps to LSO conductor Timothy Muffitt's graceful baton thrusts and elegant balloon-animal wrangling.
The Michigan State campus welcomes eager ears to the modern Wharton Center for Performing Arts, which is one of Michigan's largest performing-arts venues. Since once-customary concert accouterments such as doublet and ruffles are no longer necessary, music lovers may dress as they would on any night out with friends.
The Lansing Symphony Orchestra
A mid-Michigan institution since 1929, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs for more than 20,000 visitors every year. Music director and conductor Timothy Muffitt currently leads its roster of professional musicians in concerts that explore a variety of musical styles, including classical MasterWorks, a Pops and Chamber Series, and brassy Jazz Band concerts and educational programming.
501 S Capitol Ave.
Lansing, Michigan 48933Get Directions