MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, MARVIN HAMLISCH, PSO TEAM UP TO PRESENT OL’ BLUE EYES’ SONGS IN ‘SINATRA PROJECT’

June 16-19 at Heinz Hall

PITTSBURGH – Five-time Grammy-nominated artist Michael Feinstein will join Principal Pops Conductor Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at Heinz Hall in June for a night of songs made famous by Ol’ Blue Eyes.

“Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project” features Feinstein’s smooth vocal stylings as he performs the beloved songbook of Frank Sinatra, including Luck Be a Lady, The Lady is a Tramp, Fools Rush In, I Thought About You and How About You?

These PNC Pops concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 19. Tickets, ranging from $20 to $89, can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or by visiting the PSO online at www.pittsburghsymphony.org.

The PSO would like to recognize and thank PNC for their 2010-2011 title sponsorship of PNC Pops. Bobby Rahal Automotive Group is the Official Automotive Group of the PSO. Fairmont Pittsburgh is the Official Hotel of the PSO.

Marvin Hamlisch’s life in music is notable for its great versatility and substance. As composer, Hamlisch has won virtually every major award: three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony and three Golden Globe awards; his groundbreaking show, A Chorus Line, received the Pulitzer Prize.  He is the composer of more than 40 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 his third Oscar. His prolific output of scores for films include original compositions and musical adaptations for Sophie’s Choice, Ordinary People, The Swimmer, Three Men and a Baby, Ice Castles, Take the Money and Run, Bananas and Save the Tiger.

Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Feinstein serves on the Library of Congress’ National Recording Preservation Board, which has been asked to ensure the survival, conservation and increased public availability of America’s sound recording heritage. Feinstein also serves as Artistic Director of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana, which opened in January 2011. The theater is home to an annual international Great American Songbook festival, diverse live programming and a museum for his rare memorabilia and manuscripts. Starting in 2010, he became the director of the Jazz and Popular Song Series at New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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