Saturday, January 9, 2010
In the presence of a great talent
Last evening our date night took us once again to the Phoenix Symphony Pops concerts to meet and hear incredibly talented conducter, composer, song writer Marvin Hamlisch. Those Julliard grads who make it big time have made such a contribution to our culture.
He has a delightful Jewish sense of humor, and played and directed some of the greatest pop music ever written. He brought along two current Broadway stars, Julia Murney of Wicked and Michael Williams starring in the current revival of South Pacific. He still plays extremely well and has a gift for changing arrangments just enough to feel his signature.
Music has brought us such joy and companionship in our marriage. We had a first date and our most recent date at the symphony, and in another week will celebrate 35 years of dating.