Larry Mantle |

Marvin Hamlisch has a way with more than music

Hamlisch joined me in studio Thursday morning on AirTalk, and was it a treat!  His love of music is infectious.

Sometimes musicians have a hard time talking about their work and the creative process involved.  Not so for Hamlisch.  He was very entertaining in talking about working with Barbra Streisand, writing the music for A Chorus Line, and winning three Oscars in 1973.  Not surprisingly, he’s done a lot during a career that began at age six at Julliard in his hometown of New York City.

Hamlisch, along with composing film scores and leading multiple regional orchestras, is principal conductor for the Pasadena Pops.  He’s put together a Broadway-themed program for this coming Saturday night, August 6th, followed two weeks later with one devoted to movie music.  The Pops’ concerts are on the lawn outside the Rose Bowl – a beautiful setting for live music.