THANK YOU! COLORADO SYMPHONY: One Singular Sensation – A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

DENVER, CO – On Jan 23rd, The COLORADO SYMPHONY celebrated Marvin Hamlisch with “One Singular Sensation – A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch”

Thank you to The Colorado Symphony and to the Guest Artists! Team Marvin Hamlisch

On Sat Jan 23, 2016  with a concert at The Boettcher Concert Hall, The Colorado Symphony paid tribute to Maestro Marvin Hamlisch with the performance “One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch”

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Maestro Hamlisch was principal pops conductor for The Colorado Symphony for many years.

FOR THE RECORD: Sat Jan 23, 2016 at 7:30PM concert

Venue: The Boettcher Concert Hall

GUEST ARTISTS:
Christopher Dragon, conductor
Jodi Benson, Donna McKechnie and Doug LaBrecque, vocals
Colorado Symphony Chorus, Mary Louise Burke, associate director

Former Principal Pops Conductor of the Colorado Symphony, the late, great Marvin Hamlisch is an entertainment legend. He’s one of a dozen people to win an Emmy®, a Grammy®, an Oscar®, and a Tony®, plus he won a Pulitzer and a pair of Golden Globes® to boot. He won three Oscars in 1974 – two for the score for The Way We Were and the third for his adaptation of Scott Joplin for The Sting. Featuring the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, this concert spans Hamlisch’s remarkable career, from his work on Woody Allen films to A Chorus Line to the score for Ordinary People.

Listen to Introduction of the Program by Donna McKechnie:

 

Guest Artists:

Jodi Benson:

Jodi Benson: Benson's Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called "Disneyland". (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch) In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Jodi Benson: Benson’s Broadway credits include a role in the Broadway musical Smile, where she introduced a song called “Disneyland”. (Howard Ashman / Marvin Hamlisch)
In 1992, Benson received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Polly Baker in Crazy For You.

Donna McKechnie:

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of "Cassie" in the original cast for the musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

Donna McKechnie is an American musical theater dancer, singer, actress, and choreographer. She played the role of “Cassie” in the original cast for the musical A CHORUS LINE , (Michael Bennet, Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) for which she earned the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 1976. She is also known for playing Amanda Harris/Olivia Corey on the Gothic soap opera, Dark Shadows

Doug LaBrecque:

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

Doug LaBrecque thrilled theatre audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. In addition, Mr. LaBrecque has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in the Hal Prince revival of Showboat, A constant guest artist with Composer Marvin hamlisch, he also toured nationally with Les Miserables. and had leading roles in Candide, A Chorus Line, Man of LaMancha among many others.

VIDEO:

The Music of Marvin Hamlisch:

The inspiring Music of MH


 

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