On October 19, 2015, The Library of Congress celebrated the Music of Marvin Hamlisch. Venue: The Coolidge Auditorium.
For the record: An Evening with the Music of Marvin Hamlisch featuring Capathia Jenkins, Lindsay Mendez, Whitney Bashor, Bryce Pinkham and Ted Sperling.
Concerts from the Library of Congress took place on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM (EDT)
American composer and conductor Marvin Hamlisch had a prolific career that spanned Broadway and the concert hall to Tinsel Town. This special evening celebrates his legacy and the arrival of the Hamlisch collection at the Library of Congress. Recognized with the Pulitzer Prize, three Oscars®, four GRAMMYs®, four Emmys, three Golden Globes and a Tony, Hamlisch’s music exudes lyric and melodic ingenuity. Broadway stars Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell, Grease) and Capathia Jenkins (Caroline, or Change; The Civil War; Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) Whitney Bashor and Bryce Pinkham joined Hamlisch’s friend and music director Ted Sperling for an unforgettable night.
Read: Library of Congress Receives Papers of American Composer, Conductor and Pianist Marvin Hamlisch
Capathia Jenkins can definitely act but all those who know her also know that this diva can blow and blow and blow you right off this planet. This woman who grappling with two dueling passions each with a strong grip: acting and music, yet she refuses to pick one because they both represent her soul. Capathia approaches a song the same way she approaches a script, like an artist. She looks for the nuances, the secret hidden within the notes or text. She seeks the melody, harmony and rhythm. She asks herself: what am I trying to say? What do I want my audience to experience with me? She wants to take her audience on a journey. Learn More: Capathia Jenkins
Lindsay Mendez recently starred as Elphaba in the Broadway production of Wicked at the Gershwin Theater. She had the honor of playing the role for the 10th Anniversary of Wicked. She received a Drama Desk Nomination, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, and a Drama League nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Rose Fenny in the Off-Broadway musical Dogfight. Learn More: Lindsay Mendez
Recent credits for Whitney Bashor include “The Bridges of Madison County” on Broadway and the national tours of “Happy Days” and “Whistle Down the Wind”. Bashor’s concert appearances have included Adam Guettel and Jason Robert Brown shows at Feisntein’s / 54 Below.
Bryce Pinkham appeared as Monty Navarro in teh Tony Award-winning Broadway production of “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” His Broadway credits include “Ghost” and “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.”
TED SPERLING has maintained an active and successful career in the theater and concert worlds for over thirty years. A multi-faceted artist, he is a director, music director, conductor, orchestrator, singer, pianist, violinist and violist. He is the Artistic Director of MasterVoices (formerly the Collegiate Chorale,) and Principal Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic. Learn More: Ted Sperling.
Organizer: Concerts from the Library of Congress: Concerts from the Library of Congress is a series of free concerts, films and lectures presented by the Library of Congress Music Division. For more information, visit The Library of Congress — concerts
Video: Remembering Marvin Hamlisch (1944–2012) — Marvin Hamlisch at the piano. Performance with The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Composition: Grandpa’s Spells. Composer: Jelly Roll Morton (1890–1941) - Watch: