We had the privilege of “singing under the whale” in one of the greatest museums in the country! The event was for the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center Foundation. The evening’s Emcee was WABC Eyewitness News Anchor, Lori Stokes. Starlight Orchestras and Productions provided all of the event lighting, video screens and projectors, sound systems, and of course THE MUSIC!
We opened the evening as guests entered into the Roosevelt Rotunda (also known as “the Dinosaur Room”) from the Central Park West entrance. Our 5-piece string ensemble played Cole Porter and George Gershwin show tunes next to the tallest freestanding dinosaur mount in the world, (which we lit with a soft amber glow.)
Guests enjoyed cocktails and Hors D’Oeuvres before walking through the museum, through the Hall of Bio Diversity to the grand dinner which was set up in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. The Starlight Orchestra was on a beautiful stage underneath the 94-foot blue whale, with a compliment of 15 performers and musicians. After a wonderful dinner, program and a video presentation, the 800 guests danced to a customized repertoire of swing, Motown, disco and even a smattering of contemporary and Top 40 tunes. It was a great evening, and very successful for the organization. We look forward to next year!