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A Holiday Concert for the Troops with Marvin Hamlisch

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[photo: Marvin Hamlisch]Marvin Hamlisch's life in music is notable for its great versatility. He holds the position of Principal Pops Conductor with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, as well as the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC. This is the first time that anyone has held such a position with the National Symphony. As a composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award that exists.... More...


[photo: NSO Pops - strings]The National Symphony Orchestra Pops is the pops concert orchestra within the National Symphony. As the orchestra of the U. S. capital, The National Symphony Orchestra regularly participates in events of national importance. More...


[photo: Harolyn Blackwell]Harolyn Blackwell made her Broadway debut in Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story in 1980. Selected as a finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, she transitioned from musical theater to opera. Her Metropolitan Opera debut came in 1987 as Pousette in Manon. More...


[photo: Cyndi Lauper]Cyndi Lauper's unique style influenced girls' fashion for years after the success of her first solo album, She's So Unusual, in 1983. Following her debut, Lauper earned a Grammy Award for "Best New Artist" and two American Music Awards. More...


[photo: Kathy Mattea]Kathy Mattea earned her first hit song in 1986 with "Love at the Five and Dime." A more than decade-long string of hits followed, including "Goin' Gone," "Come From the Heart" and "Burnin' Old Memories," all of which hit #1. Mattea has worked with and helped bring success to many talented songwriters. More...


[photo: Children's Chorus of Washington]The Children's Chorus of Washington, now in its eighth season, has taken its place among the finest children's choral ensembles in the nation. The Chorus made its debut at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in November 1996. More...


[photo: Kevin Glavin as Santa Claus]Kevin Glavin, a winner of the Luciano Pavarotti Competition, has established a reputation for brilliant and innovative interpretations of the basso buffo repertoire. He joins the National Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestras for holiday concerts, playing Santa Claus as you have never seen him. More...


[photo: Jason Graae]Jason Graae's varied career includes appearances on numerous television shows and stage productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in Los Angeles and regional theater, and in the feature film On Edge. More...


[photo: J. Mark McVey]Tenor J. Mark McVey has appeared as a guest artist with dozens of symphonies across the country and around the world. He made his Broadway debut in Les Miserables and won the 1991 Helen Hayes "Outstanding Actor" Award for his role with the touring company. More...


The U.S. Army Brass Quintet is an element of the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own." Formed in 1972, the quintet is unique among today's professional brass quintets in that four of the five members have been together since 1978. The ensemble plays regularly at the White House and for official ceremonies in the nation's capitol. More...


The U.S. Army Soldiers' Chorus, founded in 1957, is the vocal complement of the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C. The 29-member mixed choral ensemble travels throughout the nation and abroad, performing as a separate component and in joint concerts with the Concert Band. More...



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