Omaha, Nebraska — Tonight and Tomorrow, the Omaha Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. His widow Terre Blair Hamlisch will attend tonight’s performance.
Marvin Hamlisch once quipped at the end of an Omaha concert that he and his wife loved the city so much, “We’re looking for a condo tomorrow.”
It was more than an endearing comment, says Terre Blair Hamlisch, the famed composer’s wife of 23 years before his death in 2012.
“He loved Omaha, and he loved the Omaha Symphony, I’m telling you,” she said. “I consider Omaha my second home.”
In fact, after his unexpected death at 68, she flew to Omaha to be with friends, including philanthropist Susie Buffett.
“When you have that big a loss,” Terre said, “you’re lonely, you’re vulnerable, you’re in excruciating pain. You never forget people who reach out to you with a hand of friendship.”
Terre will attend tonight’s 7:30 symphony concert at the Holland Performing Arts Center, “The Music of Marvin Hamlisch: One Singular Sensation.” (It repeats Sunday at 2 p.m.)
Source: Omaha.com / Michael Kelly