Washington, DC – The Shenson Chamber Music Concert Series salute to Marvin Hamlisch – Thanks to The National Museum of Women In the Arts and Singer Mary Millben!

Happy Birthday Maestro Marvin Hamlisch! On May 28, 2014 Washington, D. C., The Shenson Chamber Music Concert saluted Marvin Hamlisch. Singer Mary Millben and the musical ensemble performed music from Maestro Hamlisch’s vast body of work at the National Museum of Women in The Arts, including “The Way We Were” (from the 1973 film of the same name)  and “What I Did For Love” from his groundbreaking musical A Chorus Line. The program also included selections from other composers as a “Happy Birthday” (June 2nd) to Hamlisch.

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About the Event: “SOLD OUT”  Date  May 28 2014   7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Location  Performance Hall – National Museum of Women in  the Arts.250 New York Ave NW  Washington, D.C. 20005   

shenson chamber music concerts may 2014 wdcShenson Chamber Music Concerts: Shenson Chamber Music Concerts are partially supported by generous gifts from Fred M. Levin and Nancy Livingston, The Shenson Foundation, in memory of Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson.

Mary MillbenMary Millben: Helen Hayes Award nominee Mary Millben, a versatile soprano, is making national and international headlines. As a featured soloist during performances for President Barack Obama and President George W. Bush, she is quickly gaining a broad fan base.

Millben made her New York theatre debut at the Westchester Broadway Theatre starring in Ray Roderick’s Gershwin musical S’ Wonderful, in which she exuded “show stopping magnetism” (Times Herald-Record) through her “powerful voice, style and grace” (Rockland Lifestyle). She performed for Barbra Streisand during her tribute at the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors. She was also a soloist in the 2008 National Symphony Orchestra Pops concert under the direction of the late Marvin Hamlisch and Dr. Joyce Garrett.

Thanks to Director Dori Berinstein, Filmmaker & Producer for “Marvin Hamlisch, What I Did For Love, the Marvin Hamlisch documentary aired on PBS last December. Thanks to Donald Thoms, VP of PBS and American Masters for supporting this concert. (Brief excerpts of this documentary were shown during this concert)

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Artistic Director: Gilan Tocco Corn is the Artistic Director for this event.

Under the direction of Broadway pianist/composer David Bunn, a personally funded, A-list band was added to the concert to make the performance even more memorable. Sixteen of Mr. Hamlisch’s most beloved songs were performed along with a Gershwin instrumental feature and a Cole Porter classic in memory of Mr. Hamlisch’s love for the musical compositions of these American composers.

The National Museum of Women in the arts:

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Founded in 1987, NMWA is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to recognizing women’s creative contributions.

By bringing to light remarkable women artists of the past while also promoting the best women artists working today, the museum directly addresses the gender imbalance in the presentation of art in the U.S. and abroad, thus assuring great women artists a place of honor now and into the future.

Mission Statement

The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments.

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3 comments

  1. What a very kind note! Ms. Hamlisch, you were absolutely missed! It was a beautiful night in memory of Mr. Hamlisch. How kind of Leader Pelosi to call and share. Mr. Hamlisch and his music continues to impact my life. With love, Mary Millben”

  2. Thanks to Nancy Pelosi for the Phone call and Thank you! Mary Millben! for the salute to Our Marvin! (a lovely birthday present) at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, District of Columbia. Im am so sorry I couldn’t be there. But so glad things went well! With Love and appreciation, Terre Blair Hamlisch.

    Mary Millben, Nancy Pelosi and Mary Monarchy at the National Museum of Women in The Arts, Washington DC :

    Nancy Pelosi, Mary Millben and Mary Monarchy - National Museum of Women inThe Arts. Washington DC. Salute to Marvin Hamlisch