The John Adams Institute, in cooperation with AEGON, was honored to host composer Marvin Hamlish for a second time.
Marvin Hamlisch was the maestro of American music, and one of the most celebrated composers of our time. He won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards. His Broadway credits include A Chorus Line and They’re Playing Our Song. He composed scores for more than 40 films, including The Sting, Ordinary People, The Way We Were, Sophie’s Choice, and the 2009 Steven Soderbergh film The Informant.
In this very special event he regaled the audience with songs and stories from his life in music. It was Hamlisch’s second visit to the institute, after his first in 2009. He died on August 6, 2012 from lung failure at the age of 68. Read his NY Times obituary here.
PBS “American Masters” Program on Marvin Hamlisch:
Moderator: Greg Tucker
In collaboration with: AEGON, Louwman Museum, Holland-America Friendship Foundation, American Embassy The Hague
Listen to the evening here: