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Eastern Music Festival (EMF), along with NewBridge Bank, welcome award-winning composer MARVIN HAMLISCH on Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at 7:00 pm at Dana Auditorium, Guilford College. Hamlisch is a four-time Emmy winner and has earned three Oscars, four Grammys, one Tony, and three Golden Globe awards. NewBridge Bank and EMF are proud to present this special event in celebration of EMF’s 51st season, June 23 – July 28, 2012.

Marvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility as well as substance. Mr. Hamlisch is best known for writing the music for the groundbreaking and Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway show A Chorus Line, as well as They’re Playing Our Song, The Goodbye Girl, and Sweet Smell of Success. He is the composer of more than forty motion picture scores including his Oscar-winning score and song for The Way We Were and his adaptation of Scott Joplin’s music for The Sting, for which he received a third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and/or musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas, Save the Tiger, and his latest effort The Informant!, starring Matt Damon and directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Most music patrons recognize Marvin Hamlisch for his work with the sensational Barbra Streisand. Mr. Hamlisch was Musical Director and arranger of Barbra Streisand’s 1994 concert tour of the U.S. and England as well as of the television special, Barbra Streisand: The Concert (for which he received two of his Emmys).

Mr. Hamlisch holds the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony and San Diego Symphony. Hamlisch is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Music and Queens College (where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree). He believes in the power of music to bring people together. Biography courtesy of

Tickets for An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch range from $49 – $125 and will go on sale Monday, February 27, 2012.  They can be purchased online at or by calling the EMF Box Office at Triad Stage at 336.272.0160 or 866.579.TIXX.  The event will be held in Dana Auditorium at Guilford College on June 12, 2012.

About Eastern Music Festival

The Eastern Music Festival’s mission is to promote musical enrichment, excellence, professional collaboration, innovation, and diversity through a nationally-recognized teaching program, music festival, concerts, and other programs which will enhance the quality of life, health, and vitality of our region. 

The Eastern Music Festival and School, founded in 1961 in Greensboro, North Carolina by Sheldon Morgenstern, is an internationally-renowned classical music festival and institute for young musicians that runs for five weeks each summer. The institute accepts students ages 14 through 22 from around the country and the world. The EMF faculty consists of world-class performing artists selected from top orchestras and music schools nationally and internationally.  Led by music director Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Music Festival and School celebrates its 51st season in 2012.

The 2012 Eastern Music Festival season is sponsored, in part, with support from NewBridge Bank, the National Endowment for the Arts, Lincoln Financial Advisors, Triad Stage, Steinway/Piedmont Music Center, Audio & Light, VF Corporation, American Express, Triad Financial Advisors, Pennybyrn at Maryfield, Well∙Spring, McMillion Capital Management, DMJ, the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation, and the UNCG School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Proximity and O.Henry hotels are the Official Hotels of the Eastern Music Festival.

Major financial support for Eastern Music Festival is provided by the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro.

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