AirTalk for August 4, 2011

Legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes to the Pasadena POPS

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Photo by Karen X. Fritsche

Composer Marvin Hamlisch with Larry Mantle.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch started at Julliard when he was only 6 1/2 years old. He has been contributing extensively to the music world and entertainment industry ever since. Name an award, he’s won it. Hamlisch has received four Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, a Pulitzer and two Golden Globes. In fact, he’s is one of only twelve entertainers to be an EGOT, or the winner of ALL of the top four entertainment prizes (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony). His compositions are legendary, including the scores to movies like “The Way We Were,” “The Sting” and “Sophie’s Choice.” Next weekend, Hamlisch takes the podium of the Pasadena POPS with Marvin Does Broadway, a concert that includes selections from “The Producers,” “Funny Girl,” “Wicked,” “Phantom of the Opera” and many more. Music legend Marvin Hamlisch joins us in studio to talk about his influential career and his debut as Principal POPS conductor of the Pasadena POPS.

Guest:

Marvin Hamlisch, Award-winning composer, conductor, pianist; Principal POPS Conductor of the Pasadena POPS Summer Series at the Lawn (near the Rose Bowl in Pasadena)


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