Symphony Tribute to “One Singular Sensation”
The Music of Marvin Hamlisch at the Jacksonville Symphony
Conducted by Marvin Hamlisch’s former music director
Starring Broadway Leading Ladies Cady Huffman and Karen Mason
Truly a “singular sensation,” the late Marvin Hamlisch left an unparalleled musical legacy that garnered him virtually every major award. The Jacksonville Symphony, along with guest conductor Michael Berkowitz and leading Broadway actresses Cady Huffman and Karen Mason, will perform “A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch” in Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts on April 10, 11 and 12. Hamlisch’s major creative awards include four Emmys, four Grammys, three Oscars, a Tony, three Golden Globes and a Pulitzer. Besides Hamlisch, only one other person in history, Richard Rodgers, has won the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) and a Pulitzer.
Guest conductor Michael Berkowitz, who served as Hamlisch’s music director for nearly a decade, leads the Jacksonville Symphony in music from A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, Ice Castles and Sophie’s Choice. Also featured are Broadway stars Cady Huffman, Tony award winner as Ulla in The Producers, and Karen Mason, from the original cast of Mamma Mia, singing the songs that made Marvin Hamlisch a legend, such as “Nobody Does It Better” and “What I Did For Love.”
A favorite of audiences and orchestras throughout the world, Michael Berkowitz is currently the principal pops conductor of the Santa Rosa Symphony. As Hamlisch’s music director, Berkowitz appeared with Hamlisch at the White House, at the Academy Awards, with the London Symphony and with virtually every symphony orchestra in the United States. Berkowitz recently concluded a three-year run as music director/conductor for Liza Minnelli, working with her on the Tony Award-winning Liza’s at the Palace on Broadway and on tour.
Cady Huffman is best known for her Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winning performance as Ulla in The Producers and her recent nomination in the Tony-winning Broadway play The Nance. Cady’s role on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm brought her to the Food Network as a judge on Iron Chef America. She is also a Sundance Film Festival panelist.
Karen Mason has dazzled audiences on Broadway as Tanya in the original cast of Mamma Mia!, The Queen of Hearts in Wonderland, and Velma von Tussle in Hairspray, to name just a few. She is a ten-time Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award winner and has won the award for Major Female Vocalist of the Year for six consecutive years.
Performances take place on Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 on the Fidelity National Financial Pops Series; Friday April 11 at 11 a.m. on the Mayo Clinic Coffee Series; and Sunday April 12 at 3 p.m. on the CertusBank Matinee Series. For tickets and information, call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org. Like JaxSymphony on Facebook, share JaxSymphony on Instagram and follow @JaxSymphony on Twitter.
A TRIBUTE TO MARVIN HAMLISCH
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 am & 8 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8 pm
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 pm
Mayo Clinic Coffee Series
Fidelity National Financial Pops Series
The CertusBank Matinee Series
Michael Berkowitz, conductor
Cady Huffman and Karen Mason, guest vocalists
Location: Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
Pops Ticket Prices: $25-$72. Coffee Concert Ticket Prices: $16-$26. Matinee Ticket Prices: $22-$69. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for information.