THANK YOU PITTSBURGH & PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!
Pittsburgh symphony orchestra and staff and audience you have my heart! Marvin you will always be my valentine! Forever! Love, Terre Blair Hamlisch.
PITTSBURGH, PA – On Feb 13 The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presented ‘A Musical Valentine: The Love Songs of Marvin Hamlisch’
For the record: VENUE: HEINZ HALL:February 13, 2016, 8PM
A Musical Valentine: The Love Songs of Marvin Hamlisch
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra –
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor
Doug LaBrecque, vocalist
Anne Runolfsson, vocalist
Jessica Lea Patty, vocalist
Carnegie Mellon University Drama School Singers
Claudia Benack, director
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, love was in the air when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra presented music from beloved conductor and composer (and former Pittsburgh Symphony principal pops conductor) Marvin Hamlisch in “A Musical Valentine: The Love Songs of Marvin Hamlisch”
VIDEO FLASHBACK: MARVIN HAMLISCH IN CONCERT – PERFORMS WITH THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY:
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This one-night only concert, led by Assistant Conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, highlighted the most romantic music from the multi-award winning Hamlisch, who over the course of his career won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. Fans swooned over music from “A Chorus Line,” “Sweet Smell of Success,” “The Goodbye Girl,” Imaginary Friends” and more! Performing in this celebration of Hamlisch’s music were Broadway vocalists Doug LaBrecque, Anne Runolfsson and Jessica Lea Patty, Shelly Stannard Fuerte as well as the Carnegie Mellon University Drama School Singers (Claudia Benack, director).
VIDEO FLASHBACK: MARVIN HAMLISCH IN CONCERT – TRIBUTE TO BARBRA STREISAND:
Doug LaBrecque (well-known as the Phantom of the Opera), Jessica Lea Patty (Cassie in the last Broadway revival of A Chorus Line), Shelly Stannard Fuerte and Anne Runolfsson paid tribute to the wonderful talents of one of the greatest contributors to music over the last century, Marvin Hamlisch.
As composer, Hamlisch won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globes. On Broadway, he wrote the music for the long-running show, A Chorus Line, They’re Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and Imaginary Friends. His more than 40 motion picture scores include his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin‘s music for The Sting. This memorable concert featured music from his vast array of timeless music.
Liza Minnelli sings “My Funny Valentine” to Marvin Hamlisch. Marvin Hamlisch at the piano:
Jessica Lea Patty is a Broadway singer, dancer, actress and teacher currently living in New York City. She toured North America with CATS & FOSSE for 2 years. Northshore Music Theatre‘s WEST SIDE STORY. Broadway debut in THE BOY FROM OZ starring Hugh Jackman. A CHORUS LINE, BROADWAY REVIVAL understudying the roles of Diana, Sheila, Judy and Maggie.
Shelly Stannard Fuerte joined the celebration (a longtime friend and collaborator of Maestro Marvin Hamlisch.