BSO to Perform Marvin Hamlisch Tribute Concert, 1/23-26
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Orchestra in a special tribute concert to its former pops conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch, on Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring lead singer Marissa McGowan, the BSO will perform some of Hamlisch's best-known works, including "They're Playing Our Song," "The Way We Were" and "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line.
Marvin Hamlisch is well-known for his countless accomplishments as a composer, conductor and musician. As one of only 11 entertainers in the world to win all four major American performing awards, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, his contributions to the television, film, theater and music industries are endless. Since his death in 2012, his life and work have been memorialized by Barbra Streisand in a performance of "The Way We Were" at the 2013 Academy Awards, and in PBS's December 2013 documentary, What He Did For Love. Terre Blair Hamlisch will also be in attendance for the tribute to her late husband. Please see below for complete program details.
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and the Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS. He has been on stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. His frequent guest conducting engagements includes the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Ft. Worth, Edmonton, Oklahoma City and Toronto.
Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he has teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored including, The Goodbye Girl, They're Playing Our Song, and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.
Mr. Everly has conducted the songs for Disney's animated classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and led the Czech Philharmonic on the CDs: In the Presence, featuring Daniel Rodriguez and Sandi Patty's 2011 Broadway Stories. He also conducted the critically praised Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway's Jule Styne, and was music director for numerous Broadway cast recordings.
In 1998, Jack Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium serving as Music Director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces new theatrical pops programs, and in the past twelve years more than 235 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada.