Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch returns to West Virginia University to conduct the orchestra in a concert featuring his own award-winning musical hits.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center.

Wednesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m.
WVU Creative Arts Center
Canady Symphony Series
PORTER A Tribute to Cole Porter
HAMLISCH The Swimmer, Nominee's Medley: The Look of Love, I've Got You, Nobody Does it Better
HAMLISCH Marvin at the Movies: Sophie's Choice, Theme from Ice Castles, The Way We Were
LOEWE My Fair Lady Medley (orch. Bennett)
HAMLISCH Rent-A-Composer [no orchestra]
JOPLIN (arr. Hamlisch) Ragtime Medley
HAMLISCH Entre Act from They're Playing Our Song
KERN Jerome Kern Medley (arr. Bennett & Zito)
HAMLISCH Songs I Wish I'd Written [no orchestra]
HAMLISCH A Chorus Line Overture

The concert is part of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU, named for William and Loulie Canady, in memory of their daughter Valerie, a WVU graduate who died in the Pan Am flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.

Student tickets have been reduced to $7 due to the generosity of William and Loulie Canady, and can be purchased online at http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvutix. Availability is limited, and the $7 price is only for advance sales.

Tickets for the general public start at $39 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 800-743-8560 or by visiting the orchestra online at http://www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvu. Unsold tickets, if any, will be available at the door on the evening of the concert.

The program will include music from “A Chorus Line,” “Ice Castles,” “Sophie’s Choice” and more, as well as works by Frederick Loewe, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter.

Marvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility and substance. As composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; and his groundbreaking show, “A Chorus Line,” received the Pulitzer Prize. He is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores, including his Oscar-winning score and song for “The Way We Were” and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for “The Sting,” for which he received his third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and musical adaptations for “Sophie’s Choice,” “Ordinary People,” “The Swimmer,” “Three Men and a Baby,” “Ice Castles,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Bananas” and “Save the Tiger.”


CONTACT: Charlene Lattea, College of Creative Arts
304-293-4841 ext. 3108, Charlene.Lattea@mail.wvu.edu

Ramesh Santanam, director of Media Relations, Pittsburgh Symphony
412.392.4827, e-mail: rsantanam@pittsburghsymphony.org

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