Marvin Hamlisch

Tim Boxer At The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra

11/12/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 “Zet sich avec!” Bombay native Zubin Mehta pleaded in Yiddish with the 500 black-tie guests to sit down when they honored him with a standing ovation at a post-concert dinner last month at the Plaza Hotel.

Born 76 years ago in Bombay (now Mumbai), the maestro has picked up quite a few Yiddish and Hebrew expressions since becoming music conductor for life of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in 1981.

Zubin Mehta led the Israeli Philharmonic last month at Carnegie Hall. For New Year's, they'll perform in China.

Marvin Hamlisch, Music Legend, Dies At 68

08/07/2012

Marvin Hamlisch, the acclaimed composer and arranger of dozens of Broadway plays and films, has died at 68.

Hamlisch died Monday in Los Angeles following a brief illness.

He was best known for the long-running Broadway musical “A Chorus Line,” which won several Tony Awards and for which Hamlisch won the Pulitzer Prize.

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