Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch has been named principle conductor of the Pasadena POPS, according to the Pasadena Symphony and POPS.
[pullquote quote=”Music is truly an international language, and I hope to contribute by widening communication as much as I can.” credit=”Marvin Hamlisch”][lastfm]Marvin Hamlisch[/lastfm], 66, is set to take the baton in 2011.
Hamlisch, a graduate of Juilliard School of Music and Queens College, was musical director and arranger for [lastfm]Barbara Streisand[/lastfm]’s 1994 concert tour across the U.S. and England. Hamlisch received two Emmys for his work on Streisand’s television special, “Barbara Streisand: The Concert.” As composer, Hamlisch has won 4 Emmys, 4 Grammys, 3 Golden Globes, 3 Oscars, 1 Pulitzer Prize, and 1 Tony.
“After a dynamic ten-year tenure under the baton of Rachael Worby, we welcome Marvin Hamlisch to the Pasadena POPS as we build on the past with an eye to an even more robust future,” states Melinda Shea, President of the Board of Directors.
“We are so delighted to welcome Marvin Hamlisch to Pasadena and look forward to him continuing to position the Pasadena POPS, at its new home on the Lawn Adjacent the Rose Bowl, as the Southern California destination for exhilarating Pops concerts,” states Paul Jan Zdunek, Chief Executive Officer.
Hamlisch has stated, “Music can make a difference. There is a global nature to music, which has the potential to bring all people together. Music is truly an international language, and I hope to contribute by widening communication as much as I can.”
Hamlisch stopped by the KLUV Studios in August 2010 to discuss the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Season at Meyerson Symphony Center. [KLUV Interview: Marvin Hamlisch Analyzes Dallas Symphony Orchestra Season]
Source: Pasadena Symphony and Pops
Barbra Streisand – “Don’t Rain On My Parade”
Marvin Hamlisch was musical director and arranger for Streisand during her 1994 concert tour across the U.S. and England. In this clip from January 1994, Barbra Streisand performs “Don’t Rain On My Parade” at a concert in Las Vegas, Nevada.