COLUMBUS, OH.- The Columbus Museum of Art
presents Remembering Marvin Hamlisch: The Peoples Composer, a photographic exhibition by Len Prince honoring Hamlisch and his musical contributions April 10 September 6, 2015. The exhibition is part of a Columbus tribute presented in partnership with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra who will perform a concert celebrating Hamlischs work.
Were excited to partner with the New Albany Symphony Orchestra to celebrate such an immensely talented American icon, said Nannette V. Maciejunes. Were particularly pleased to be a part of this tribute because of his close ties to Columbus.
Hamlisch is one of only twelve people to win all four major U.S. performing awards: Emmy, Grammy, Tony and the Oscar. He shared the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976 with fellow artists for his musical contribution to the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line. He also won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for 1972s Life Is What You Make It and both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for 1974s The Way We Were. In 2008, Hamlisch was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame and in 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent, Belgium. Marvin Hamlisch was married to Terre Blair, Columbus native and former weather and news anchor for WSYX- Channel 6, for more than twenty years.
The photographs in Remembering Marvin Hamlisch were taken by noted photographer Len Prince. This is a project that would not have been conceivable without the genius of Marvin Hamlisch and the vision and generosity of Terre Blair Hamlisch, said Prince, noted photographer and dear friend of the Hamlisches.
Princes work captures the power of Hamlischs music and it impact on the musical theater world. A book of photographs by Len Prince, with a foreword by Terre Blair Hamlisch and an introduction by Barbra Streisand, accompanies the exhibition and will be available in the Museum Store.