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Lansing Symphony Orchestra Announces Music of the ’80s Concert

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Date & Time: Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Location: Wharton Center for Performing Arts — Cobb Great Hall

Tickets: $58, $45, $25

Student Tickets: Student discounts available

Box Office: 517-487-5001 or

LANSING, Mich. — The Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) will provide a blast from the recent past with its “Music of the ’80s” concert on Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Wharton Center’s Cobb Great Hall.

The concert will feature various vocalists performing popular songs from the 1980s such as “Take on Me,” “One Way or Another” and “Love Shack.”

“Jeans ’N Classics is thrilled to be back in the Lansing area after last year’s ‘The Music of ABBA’ show,” said Peter Brennan, owner of the Jeans ’N Classics performance group. “We look forward to showcasing the orchestra, band and vocalists through a variety of original works based on ’80s hits this year.”

Jeans ’N Classics is committed to their faithful interpretation of legendary albums and artists, while adding their own special and signature flair.

“Prepare to be transported back in time,” said Courtney Millbrook, executive director of the LSO. “The night will be full of talent and offer a great experience for all audiences.”

The concert will feature four vocalists: David Blamires, Ian Jutsun, Andrea Koziol and Stephanie Martin.

Blamires started his music career as a busy session vocalist in Toronto singing on thousands of jingles, album recordings and soundtracks. As a member of the Pat Metheny Group from 1986-1997, he appeared on three Grammy Award-winning albums and performed for fans all over the world.

Blamires performs regularly around the Chicago area. He is a solo artist and guest vocalist with Tributosaurus, a successful tribute and cover band.Jutsun is one of Canada’s most respected voices. He is a singer, songwriter, actor and comedian. He began his singing career at 13 years old in Montreal, where he fronted several bands. He is an accomplished artist with an extensive music career, both live and in the studio, and as an actor in theater, film and television.

Jutsun has two original rock/pop album releases of his own: “Jutsun” and “Cake: Banana.” Currently, Jutsun continues to add to his 14-year-old private vocal coach career while finding time on his tour for Jeans ’N Classics.

Koziol is a performing songwriter, improvisor and actor based in Toronto. Koziol has toured festivals, concert halls and clubs across North America fronting her own ensembles and supporting numerous collaborations. She has served a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts, received the K.M. Hunter Award for Music and gained recognition from Canadian arts councils at every level. Koziol is always proud to take the stage with Jeans ’N Classics and bring the unparalleled magic of symphony orchestra to audiences everywhere.

Martin is a bilingual Canadian songwriter, singer and actor who has performed all over the world in award-winning theatrical productions and concert tours. Her first recording of original songs, “Shape, Line & Harmony,” was produced by Chad Irschick (Susan Aglukark, Ron Hynes, The Rankins) and received widespread airplay and critical acclaim. Her second album, “April Snow,” also produced by Irschick, was released in 2016 and reached No. 2 in the Top 100 iTunes Adult Contemporary Chart in Canada while garnering rave reviews.

For complete details, visit or call the LSO office at 517-487-5001.

This concert is sponsored by Auto-Owners Insurance, Güd Marketing, Michigan Radio and Traction.

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