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Marvin Hamlisch 1944-2012

Posted Wednesday, August 08, 2012 in Noteworthy

By DSO

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Dear Dallas Symphony Family,

It is with deep regret that we inform you that our Principal Pops Conductor, Marvin Hamlisch passed away last evening. All of us at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra are shocked and saddened by the news.

Marvin was a consummate musician and composer who in many ways revolutionized theater music, film scoring and popular song.

Marvin brought unrivalled professionalism and skill to his musical leadership with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Pops Series. His natural grace at the piano, his humor and his elegant style in many genres of music delighted and charmed audiences and impressed his fellow musicians the world over.

Everyone at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra sends our deepest condolences to Marvin's family, friends and colleagues. Marvin Hamlisch was a true American original who will be deeply missed.

Marvin was scheduled to conduct three performances in the DSO Pops Series in the upcoming 2012-2013 season. At this time, these performances will go on as planned, with guest conductors to be announced.

Sincerely,

David Hyslop
DSO Interim President and CEO

 

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From David Hyslop, DSO Interim President and CEO, a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch >>

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