Columbus Symphony Orchestra hosts Oscar style celebration

(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)
(Source: Chandler Morgan/WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A dazzling red carpet, a Hollywood-style celebration. But who's walking down the red carpet tonight?

The people in attendance, explained Director of Marketing for the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Kristen Urbanski.

"There's no time that's more fun and thrilling than Oscar season in the spring," said Urbanski. "What better way to bring some of the best celebrated film scores to Columbus than with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra?"

All part of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Red Carpet Oscar's night concert as they put an Academy Award's style twist on their Feb. 24 performance in the Bill Heard Theatre at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

The music heard in the concert featured some of the most memorable Oscar-winning film scores such as the music of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Casablanca, Gravity, Dr. Zhivago, The Pink Panther, Rocky, and much more.

"Music from the movies, film scores, forms an important part of American musical culture," said Maestro George Del Gobbo. "This concert contains the best of the best, a full evening of Academy Award winning and nominated film scores."

"So much of our music, classical music we play, can be very serious," said Urbanski. "Some of those pieces aren't as driven for kids to sit through. The music tonight is fun, there's a lot of pieces and they're not too long."

For Columbus State University Student Olivia Potteiger, she said its events like these which she hopes, even more, people will take interest in.

"To get more people involved… get people to understand were having more events like this and make that more public," said Potteiger, a member of the Young Professionals program through CSU. "It's a really interesting thing that we get the opportunity to be
involved in."

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