Thanks! Artis—Naples for honoring Marvin Hamlisch, a man who truly was “One Singular Sensation”

Naples, FL — Thanks for joining us for the tribute to the life and music of Marvin Hamlisch with the Naples Philharmonic! (Marvin’s widow, Terre Blair Hamlisch joined Maestro Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic for this celebration)

Photos from the event:

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Marissa McGowan backstage

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Marissa McGowan, Terre Hamlisch, Marvin’s mother in law Marie and Friend Linda

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Thanks Maestro Jack Everly!

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Maestro Jack Everly conducts the Naples Philharmonic during tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

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The Naples Philharmonic. April 2014. Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. Maestro Jack Everly conducts.

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The Naples Philharmonic. April 2014. Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

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Marissa McGowan sings the music of Marvin Hamlisch with the Naples Philharmonic. Maestro Jack Everly conducts.

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ARTS NAPLES APR 22-26-2014MORE PICTURES: Photo Album: Naples Philharmonic salutes Marvin Hamlisch — April 2014

The event took place at The Hayes Hall, Artis—Naples

5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard

Naples, Florida 34108–2740 from April 22 to April 26, 2014

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and conductor imbued his movie and Broadway scores with an unmistakable pizazz and panache. From his greatest popular hit The Way We Were to his record-breaking theatrical turn with A Chorus Line, Artis—Naples honors this legend of American music, a man who truly was “One Singular Sensation.”

Guest Artists:

Jack Everly:

Jack EverlyJack Everly is an American conductor and music arranger who serves as Principal Pops Conductor with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, Canada) as well as Music Director for the Symphonic Pops Consortium.Born in Richmond, Indiana, Everly appears as guest conductor with orchestras throughout North America and is a former conductor of the American Ballet Theatre.

Marissa McGowan

Marissa McGowanMcGowan shows off her crystalline voice to perfection and Hamlisch has done his part in providing her with the show’s big ballad: “While I Still Have the Time” … McGowan gives a performance that ensures you’ll remember it long after the show’s curtain has rung down.”- Jeffrey Ellis, BroadwayWorld (About her role on “Nutty Professor Musical”- 2012)

Carolann Sanita Vandermeer

Carolann Sanita Vandermeer

Carolann is a professional singer and actress. She has been seen all over the United States as Marian in the first national tour of The Music Man and internationally as Maria in the European and Asian tours of West Side Story.

Kellie Cullinan

Kelli CullinanLight lyric coloratura, Kellie Cullinan, is a native of Naples, Florida. After recently finishing her last year of her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, she is preparing to perform in AEDO Amsterdam’s production of Die Zauberflöte as Papagena.  She has performed an array of genres from Opera to Musical Theater. Cullinan is well known for her bubbly personality and “million dollar high notes.”

 The program included musical compositions from Marvin Hamlisch’s vast body of work for Broadway and Hollywood;

-Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows

-Music from the film THE SWIMMER

-Music from the film THE STING

-Music from the musical A CHORUS LINE

-Music from the film SOPHIE’S CHOICE

-Music from the film THE WAY WE WERE

-Music from the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG

-Music from the film THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

Related content:

A fresh look at Marvin Hamlisch’s seldom heard compositions!

Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch: Marvin Hamlisch and his awards

Marvin Hamlisch Sunset March 24-2014

Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch



  1. MEMORY LANE: The other night at The Phil was one of the finest performances I have ever seen by Jack Everly, the orchestra and all the people involved.
    It was stirring, and had that human touch with photos of Marvin Hamlisch, remarks by his widow and also the introduction of his mother-in-Law. Really special.
    I was especially interested in the show because many years ago, circa 1990, I was privileged to see Hamlisch live on the same stage. He did a private show, sponsored by the Aetna Insurance Co., for the Aetna Challenge golf tournament participants.
    I was one of three co-chairs for the Challenge at the time, so my wife and I were very pleased to be invited.
    About 400 folks were in attendance.
    Hamlisch did an improv presentation, taking suggestions from the audience and turning them into songs in about five or 10 minutes.
    He was a master. He was fun. I became a fan and when I saw the ad for this performance I just had to be there — with a guest. We had a ball.

  2. We went to the concert at Artis-Naples last Saturday. It was wonderful — great music, singing by different ages and even some ballet. We didn’t want it to be over!

  3. What a joy! It was an honor and a thrill to be onstage with Jack Everly, Marissa McGowan, Carolann M. Sanita-VanderMeer, Kellie Cullinan Byron DeMent, George Pelligrino, James Patrick Giordano, John Moses and the phenomenal Naples Philharmonic in this delightfully warm and moving tribute to a true genius.