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Marvin Hamlisch and the Pasadena POPS begin their summer concert series on Saturday, June 16 at the lavishly beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Guest artists Lucie Arnaz and Robert Klein join the orchestra with their unique blend of comedy and musical theatre, and will perform a concert version of Hamlisch’s Broadway musical They’re Playing Our Song, a musical tribute to Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, selections from musicals by Irving Berlin, Lerner & Lowe, and more.
Hamlisch, now in his second season as Principal Pops Conductor, is widely recognized as one of America’s greatest musical talents with Grammy, Emmy, Tony, Oscar, Golden Globe, and Pulitzer Prize awards among his many accolades. The prolific composer and arranger is known for bringing the music of Scott Joplin back to popularity with his score for The Sting starring Paul Newman, writing the smash Broadway hit A Chorus Line, creating unforgettable songs such as “The Way We Were”, “Nobody Does It Better”, “What I Did For Love”, “One” and many more.
Tickets to They’re Playing Our Song with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pasadena POPS at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden on Saturday, June 16 are on sale now. Gates open at 5:30pm for picnicking and the concert begins at 7:30pm. Tickets begin at $10 for children and $20 for adults. For tickets or more information, contact the Pasadena Symphony and POPS Box Office at www.PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call 626.793.7172.