(Kerrville, TX) – Kerrville Performing Arts Society is eagerly anticipating the arrival of the most "awarded" artist to appear in their organization’s 26-season history. Mr. Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor, will present his one-man-show depicting the progression of his numerous contributions to Broadway, film, television and music in general.
Hamlisch is the composer of more than forty 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 a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or 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.
Born in New York City, Hamlisch was a child prodigy, and by age five he began mimicking music he heard on the radio on the piano. A few months before he turned seven, he was accepted into what is now the Juilliard School Pre-College Division as the youngest child to ever be admitted to Juilliard. His first job was as a rehearsal pianist for Barbra Streisand, and later in life he was the Musical Director and arranger for Streisand’s 1994 concert tour for which he received two of his Emmys.
Currently, Hamlisch holds the position of Principal Pops Conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and most recently, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
The two performances by this award winning composer are made possible through the generosity of Beverly Pevehouse, Oppenheimer, Blend, Harrison + Tate, and Robert & Lillian Treadwell. Local hospitality will be donated by River’s Edge – A Tuscan Grille, YO Ranch Resort and Culligan Water.
To view the list of Hamlisch’s accomplishments, visit www.marvinhamlisch.com. Tickets are available at the Cailloux Theater Box Office (910 Main Street) for the two performances on Sunday, March 28
at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Tickets ($25-$35-$45) may also be purchased by telephone (830-896-9393) using VISA/MasterCard. Additional information at www.kpas.org.