Pasadena — On September 22, 2012 on the steps of Pasadena City’s Hall, The Pasadena Symphony and Pops celebrated the life and legacy of their late Principal Pops Conductor, Marvin Hamlisch with a free concert. It featured host and emcee Jason Alexander. The orchestra played many of Marvin’s most memorable songs, including selection from A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, “Nobody Does It Better,” “The Way We Were,” as well as music by the people that inspired Marvin: the Gershwins, Jule Styne, and others.
The event was conducted by longtime Hamlisch colleague Larry Blank.
The performance included composer-pianist Jason Robert Brown (who, among many other things, wrote the Broadway musical Parade), the vocalists Valerie Perri and Lisa Vroman. Jason Alexander also participated during vocal selections.
WATCH: Selections from Marvin Hamlisch’s repertoire during Tribute Concert.
The Pasadena Pops performing “One” to open the evening, “What I Did For Love” and “The Way We Were” for the Finale.
THANKS! to Pasadena Symphony and Pops Musicians and Management.
Thanks! to Larry Blank, Valerie, Lisa, Jason Robert and Jason Alexander!
LISTEN: What I Did For Love — Marvin Hamlisch & Tenor J. Mark McVey: