SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES!! Oct 3 & 4 — The New Albany Symphony concert Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch- THANK YOU OHIO!

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 PERFORMANCES! (Oct 3 & 4, 2015) Terre & Charlotte Blair, Aubrey, Jordan Lilly at the New Albany Symphony Concert Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

SOLD OUT PERFORMANCES! (Oct 3 & 4, 2015) Terre & Charlotte Blair, Aubrey, Jordan Lilly at the New Albany Symphony Concert Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch


New Albany Symphony at Rehearsals. Photo of guest artists with Mask of Marvin Hamlisch (Sold out performances Oct 3 & 4, 2015) Thank you Ohio!

New Albany Symphony at Rehearsals. Photo of guest artists with Mask of Marvin Hamlisch (Sold out performances Oct 3 & 4, 2015) Thank you Ohio!



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

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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-PERFORMERS--2120-x-1192Valerie 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:

J. Ernest Green

J. Ernest Green

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:

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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 Bogart Garner with Terre Blair Hamlisch and Maestro J Ernest Green

Heather Bogart Garner with Terre Blair Hamlisch and Maestro J Ernest Green

Organizing the exhibit: "Remembering Marvin Hamlisch, The People's Composer" - From Left: Seth Harris Photo Art Collector - Len Prince, Photo Artist - Carol Luper, Events Coordinator - Heather Garner, New Albany Symphony Orchestra. The Exhibit opens April 9th, 2015 at The Columbus Museum of Art.

From Left: Seth Harris, Len Prince, Carol Luper, Heather Garner. Organizing the exhibit: “Remembering Marvin Hamlisch, The People’s Composer” — at The Columbus Museum of Art. During Oct 3&4 Concerts by The New Albany Symphony, a considerable selection from the exhibit will be on display.

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.

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  1. I lost count of the number of times we were on our feet at today’s New Albany Symphony Orchestra ‘s tribute to Marvin Hamlisch. Congratulations on a fabulous season opener–and sold out x2, too!

  2. Thanks to all!
    We made memories and friends that will last a lifetime.
    So grateful and fortunate to wake up this morning “to the music in my mind…”
    Terre — you mentioned Marvin always heard music — me too! I so related to that comment!!
    Feeling fortunate to be in this business. A great life indeed.
    And for the record, next time I do a concert and Terre speaks, I am bringing a Kleenex on stage.
    Music is powerful indeed.

  3. I don’t know how to put into words what an impact the concert had on me! It was completely life changing! The music, the performers and the fabulous New Albany Symphony were perfect! A huge thank you to Terre and her family for including us! we will forever be in your debt!. I can’t imagine your grief in loosing such a warm, loving, talented person.…. Our hearts break for you.

  4. Terre, I just wanted to again thank you and J. Ernest Green…and the rest of TEAM HAMLISCH…for a most wonderful weekend of music in New Albany. On behalf of the orchestra musicians on stage, I can tell you that it was an extremely moving and heartfelt performance for us. Your very kind words to the orchestra before Sunday’s performance we particularly touching, and I know there were more than a few moist eyes among us (mine included). Marvin was right — we are all so very lucky to be doing what we love! What a privilege and an honor to play such wonderful music…with such wonderful people. We are truly blessed! All the best to you and your “team” — we hope to see you all again soon! THANK YOU MARVIN…nobody does it better!!

  5. Thank you for sharing Marvin’s music with us! We enjoyed the passion and superior talent demonstrated on stage! We all feel like we are part of Team Hamlisch!

  6. Thank you Heather Garner, Ernie Green, Terre Blair, Rocky Paterra,Marissa McGowan, Valerie Lemon, Peter Dugar, Charles Yang. Luis Biava, and Jack Garner and the New Albany Symphony Orchestra!

  7. Dearest Terre,

    I just sat down at my piano to play through “If you really knew me” and I am truly overwhelmed… Marvin’s music just gets better and better for me!! This song in particular makes me think of him!

    I can’t wait to get to New Albany for this concert with these absolutely amazing artists!!



    Song: If You Really Knew Me.

  8. Please, join Teresa, my family and me in celebrating our beloved Marvin Hamlisch with the New Albany Symphony and this stellar cast of performers, who knew, loved and worked with Marv! It is going to be spectacular!! You won’t want to miss it!!!