New Albany, Ohio – The New Albany Symphony Orchestra presented A musical tribute to the singularly sensational Marvin Hamlisch! Featuring an all-star lineup of guest performers and the exclusive photography of Len Prince, in partnership with “Remembering Marvin” at the Columbus Museum of Art. Terre Blair Hamlisch and the family of Marvin Hamlisch attended this spectacular event.
SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE! SAT OCT 3, 2015- THANK YOU OHIO!
SOLD OUT PERFORMANCE! SUN OCT 4, 2015 – THANK YOU OHIO!
SOLD OUT!! REMEMBERING MARVIN HAMLISCH
Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Marissa McGowan, Valerie Lemon, Rocky Paterra, vocalists
Charles Yang, violin
Peter Dugan, piano
J. Ernest Green, conductor
The Family of Marvin Hamlisch gives thanks to The New Albany Symphony Orchestra, His Music Director and Executive Director, The Players and the organizers of these concerts.
Thank you for REMEMBERING MARVIN HAMLISCH and for performing his Music.
Team Marvin Hamlisch, The Family of Marvin Hamlisch.
The Guest Artists:
Marissa McGowan, Vocalist
Marissa McGowan has appeared on Broadway in A Little Night Music alongside Catherine Zeta Jones and Angela Lansbury, Les Miserables, and Bonnie & Clyde. Marissa was chosen by Marvin Hamlisch to star in his last musical The Nutty Professor, directed by the legendary Jerry Lewis. Marissa’s credits include numerous Symphony Orchestra work and recordings, with TV appearances on TNT networks Major Crimes, and BRAVO‘S Odd Mom Out.
For more information on Marissa please visit her website.
Valerie Lemon, Vocalist
Valerie Lemon who toured with Marvin Hamlisch for several years, performed at the Queens College tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on May 5, 2013, Organized by the Aaron Copland School of Music.
Rocky Paterra, Vocalist
Rocky Paterra is an actor and musician from the city of Pittsburgh. After getting his start in 2002 touring with acclaimed composer Marvin Hamlisch, Rocky has continued building a career in the performing arts and recently graduated college with a BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh.
Rocky is a principal performer in the American Music Theatre‘s original concert show Inspire which will take place in Lancaster, PA from April 14-October 9.
Rocky’s work with Marvin Hamlisch is being featured in the Columbus Museum of Art’s new photographic exhibit REMEMBERING MARVIN HAMLISCH- THE PEOPLE’S COMPOSER through Sept 6, 2015. (A Vast sample of the Photographic Exhibit will be on display during this two-day Concert by New Albany Symphony Orchestra in New Albany, Ohio.
Charles Yang, Violin:
Charles Yang: Described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” Juilliard graduate Charles Yang has performed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Forbidden City in Beijing. On June 9th of 2005, the Mayor of Austin presented Mr. Yang with his own “Charles Yang Day”.
Peter Dugan, Piano:
Peter Dugan: Performs as a classical, jazz, and crossover pianist throughout the United States and abroad. Recent appearances include the Kennedy Center and the Vienna Konzerthaus, as well as collaborations with violinists Itzhak Perlman and Joshua Bell, rock legend Jesse Colin Young, and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, under whose baton Mr. Dugan opened this season as a soloist with the New World Symphony.
J. Ernest Green, Conductor:
A Marvin Hamlisch‘s good friend and collaborator, Maestro J. Ernest Green is known for his adventurous and creative programming as he pushes the boundaries of the concert hall, Mr. Green has created several “fusion” programs combining standard concert repertoire with popular and contemporary music, which he has lead with orchestras both here and abroad. In addition, he has received acclaim for his concert productions of operas and other stage works, among them Verdi’s “La Traviata,” “Sweeney Todd,” and, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” He has also been engaged to develop similar programs for other orchestras. Mr. Green also created a new concert production of “Don Giovanni,” which premiered in 2010. Referring to his creativity and innovation in and beyond the concert hall, The Baltimore Sun recently said, “Green should be commended for his downright prodigious programming.”
The New Albany Symphony Orchestra:
Luis Gabriel Biava Music Director, New Albany Symphony Orchestra
Luis Gabriel Biava is currently Music Director of the New Albany Symphony, an orchestra that performs a wide variety of concerts for the community, presenting the major repertoire, commissions, and a young artist’s competition.
Heather Garner: Founder and Executive Director, New Albany Symphony Orchestra. While studying at The Ohio State University, Heather was also the Administrator for the Ohio State Pre-College Strings Program. Winner of the Ohio Arts Council Solo Competition, the Katherine B. Geis Performance Award and a scholarship student of Robert Vernon at the Encore School for Strings, Heather has performed as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and strolling strings advocate throughout the United States and Europe. This is Ms. Garner’s 18th season with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as an associate violist
She serves as the Executive Director and also performs viola in the orchestra.