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Award Winning Composer Marvin Hamlisch at the ISO

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is proud to welcome Marvin Hamlisch to the stage this weekend. As the only person in history to with Oscars, Grammy, Emmys, Golden Globes and a Tony Award, Hamlisch’s visit to Indianapolis is a treat indeed. Hamlisch will perform on January 15 and 16 at the Hilbert Circle Theatre on Monument Circle in Indianapolis downtown. The ISO released him from his January 17th engagement with them so that he can attend the Golden Globe Awards as a nominee for “Best Original Film Score” for the film The Informant! Tickets to this Indianapolis music event range from $26.00 to $40.00. Hamlisch will perform twice on Friday at 11:00 am and 8:00 pm and once on Saturday at 8:00 pm.

The list of Marvin Hamlisch’s accomplishments reads like a historical list of American entertainment. His first brush with success came at the young age of sixteen, when one of his original compositions was included on Liza Minelli’s debut album. His first hit came when he was only twenty one years old with the song Sunshine Lollipops and Rainbows sung by Lesley Gore. Hamlisch won three academy awards in 1973: Best Music – Original Dramatic Score and Best Music – Original Song for his work on the film The Way We Were and Best Music – Scoring Original Song Score / Adaptation for The Sting.

His first Emmy Awards came in 1995 for his work on Barbra Streisand: The Concert. He won both Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Direction and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music and Lyrics. In 1999, he struck gold at the Emmy Awards again, winning Outstanding Music and Lyrics for AFI’s 100 Years… 100 Movies. Once again in 2001, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Direction of Timeless: Live in Concert.

Video: Marvin Hamlisch at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indiana


In 1974, Hamlisch won four Grammy Awards racking up Song of the Year with The Way We Were, Best New Artist of the Year, Best Pop Instrumental Performance for The Entertainer an Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture again for The Way We Were. Two years later he won Best Musical Score at the Tony Awards for Chorus Line. His work on Chorus Line also garnered him a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. On top of all that, Hamlisch received the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song twice, once in 1972 and once in 1974.

Just listing the awards Marvin Hamlisch has racked up gives only a cross section of the musical achievements he has made in his lifetime. He has been the Principal Pops Conductor for seven major symphonies including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and most recently the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Don’t miss your chance to see this decorated musician live as he conducts the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. To purchase tickets to this Indianapolis event, visit the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s official website.

Make your evening out in the Circle City total with dinner from any of the great Indianapolis restaurants located in Indianapolis downtown. After the concert, discuss your amazement at Hamlisch’s genius at any of these great Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis. We cover Indianapolis art to Indianapolis sports and everything in between. Let us find some fun in Indy for you!

Marvin Hamlisch at the ISO
January 15 and 16

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Hilbert Circle Theatre
45 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204