Photo Flash: Check Out Photos from the Philly POPS' MARVIN HAMLISCH- A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
From One Singular Sensation to The Way We Were, composer Marvin Hamlisch left a legacy of hits that have brightened Broadway and the musical catalogue of America forever. And so, The Philly POPS presented "Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute" conducted by Larry Blank, Hamlisch's conductor, and three of his favorite singers: Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque. The tribute took place on Friday, March 14-16 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center. Blank and the guest artists not only presented wonderful musical memories with the audience, but they shared personal recollections of Marvin Hamlisch as well. Look below to check out photos from the event!
Marvin Hamlisch won virtually every major award that exists for his work as a composer: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards. For Broadway, he wrote the music for his Pulitzer Prize-winning, groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line as well as They're Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl and Sweet Smell of Success. He was the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin's music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. He received two Emmy Awards as Musical Director and arranger of the 1994 television special Barbra Streisand: The Concert. And, in addition he held multiple positions as principal pops conductor for orchestras throughout America and at the time of his passing, was preparing to take over the music director position of The Philly POPS. Hamlisch died August 6, 2012.
Doug LaBrecque and Terre Blair Hamlisch
Photo by Sharla Feldscher
Cast without Frank Giordano and John Such
Photo by Mark Garvin