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Play it again Marvin!

A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration

Play it again Marvin!

A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration
Friday, April 28, 2017 at 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium
Special Events

The life and legacy of Broadway’s legendary composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winner, Marvin Hamlisch, is celebrated in this multimedia concert.  Experience Marvin Hamlisch in the company of J. Ernest Green conductor, Kevin Cole pianist/host, his closest musician friends, and his spouse, Terre Blair-Hamlisch.

J Ernest Green, Conductor

J. Ernest Green, Conductor



Remembering Marvin Hamlisch - The People's Composer

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: open April 15, 2017 to May 14, 2017 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum. For details go to

MEET THE PHOTOGRAPHER:  Len Prince will be at the Museum to meet visitors to the exhibit on Saturday April 29th from 1-3pm to talk about his photos of Mr Hamlisch.

A Conversation with J. Ernest Green, Music Director of Play it Again Marvin! Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:30pm
Ernest Green is the Artistic Director of Live Arts Maryland and the Music Director of the Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Annapolis Chorale. He will be the KSO’s guest conductor for the April 28th KSO concert.

*The exhibit, Meet Len Prince, and lecture are free and open to the public.

MORE MARVIN: Marvin Makes Music

Join the KSO as they explore Marvin Hamlisch, the children’s author! “Marvin Makes Music” tells an inspiring and humorous autobiographical story from Marvin’s own childhood in this beautiful children’s book. Marvin completed this book just before he passed away in 2012, and we are honored to share this story through multiple public readings of his book in Kalamazoo. See a quick preview from Marvin himself here.
April 13th @ 10am – Bookbug (3019 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008)
April 18th @ 10am – Portage District Library (300 Library Ln, Portage, MI 49002)
April 21st @ 10:30am – Kalamazoo Public Library - Central Branch (315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007)
April 27th @ 10:30am – Ransom District Library (180 S Sherwood Ave, Plainwell, MI 49080)
April 29th @ 11am – Kalamazoo Valley Museum (230 N Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49003)


EVEN MORE MARVIN: KSO League Spring Gala

The KSO League Spring Gala, MARVIN! MUSIC! MEMORIES!, will feature Marvin Hamlisch’s wife of 29 years, Terre Blair-Hamlisch.
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Terre in person, and hear stories about her life with Marvin and his thrilling musical career. The evening will include a champagne and hors d'oeuvres reception; dinner with wine and desserts; Hamlisch's music provided by a KSO ensemble; and, social time with your League friends. The KSO League will also be selling Len Prince's coffee table book: Remembering Marvin Hamlsich The People's Composer, signed by Terre Blair-Hamlisch!




Featured Artists

J. Ernest Green, Conductor
Sylvia McNair, Vocals
Judy Harrison, Vocals
Doug LaBrecque, Vocals
Kevin Cole, Piano & Host
Adrian Daurov, Cello
Terre Blair-Hamlisch, Special Guest
Gary Echelmeyer, Lighting Designer & Production Stage Manager
Palmer Jankens, Sound Engineer


Program to be announced from stage