Marvin Hamlisch — one of the most decorated Broadway and Hollywood composers of his time– died Monday. He was the creative genius behind the scores of “A Chorus Line,” “The Sting,” “The Way We Were” and many others. But he was also a warm and familiar presence in Seattle, as principal pops conductor of Seattle Symphony.
Seattle Times movie critic Moira Macdonald pays tribute to Hamlisch today on her blog. And we’re working here on tomorrow’s print obituary. In the meantime, the Times would like to hear from symphony patrons with memories of Hamlisch and his performances: We invite you to chime in here on the comments thread.
Update, Aug. 8: Read the localized obituary here.
(Photo: Stephanie Strasburg.)