WMU News

Sunday show is daughter's tribute to Henry Mancini

Sept. 27, 2004

KALAMAZOO--In a tribute to the famed film composer Henry Mancini, his daughter, Monica Mancini, and composer Marvin Hamlisch join together for an unforgettable performance. An Afternoon with Marvin Hamlisch & Monica Mancini graces the Miller Auditorium stage Sunday, Oct. 3, at 3 p.m. with tickets ranging from $25 to $45.

The composer of the musicals "A Chorus Line," "They're Playing Our Song," "The Goodbye Girl," and the "Sweet Smell of Success" and over 40 films including "The Way We Were," "The Sting," "Sophie's Choice," "Ice Castles" and "Bananas," Hamlisch is also a conductor of great renown serving as principal conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops and the first-ever principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C. One of music's creative geniuses, Marvin Hamlisch's irresistible melodies and playful banter between songs always keep audiences begging for more.

The daughter of famed composer Henry Mancini and the notable studio singer Ginny O'Conner Mancini, Monica Mancini has carved out an impressive career of her own as a concert performer, appearing with major symphony orchestras worldwide, including the Chicago Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the London Metropolitan Orchestra and the New York Pops Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Monica Mancini's gorgeous voice and exquisite glamour makes her a gem in her own right.

Tickets for "An Afternoon with Marvin Hamlisch & Monica Mancini" are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo.

"An Afternoon with Marvin Hamlisch & Monica Mancini" is sponsored by WKZO AM 590.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, 269 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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