Symphony Pops & Specials

Play It Again, Marvin!

"In my 18 seasons at Ravinia, only rarely have I had a show that sparked such acclaim, warmth, and pleasure as Kevin Cole's PLAY IT AGAIN MARVIN. The combination of visuals, commentary, and of course, the magnificent songs that defined several generations, resulted in a happy audience that didn't want it to end."
Welz Kauffman, President and CEO of the Ravinia Festival

"When the Pittsburgh Symphony performed 'Play It Again, Marvin!' with Kevin Cole, I was moved beyond words as it not only remembered Marvin's music, but captured the essence of what Marvin loved to do – entertain and make his audiences feel a part of himself through his music. The concert is powerful and captures Marvin's life through his music, pictures, and films never seen before of him and his family. The concert allows you to laugh, cry, smile, miss, and applaud a great man and musician."
Michael Bielski former CEO of the Pittsburgh Symphony

"Marvin Hamlisch wrote all that he wrote for his love. His love of music and the ability to share it with the world. Again, thanks Ravinia! Thanks Terre for allowing us to share your life and you for the music, Marvin Hamlisch!"
Alan Bresloff, AroundTheTownChicago.com

"The Legacy of my late husband composer Marvin Hamlisch has never been better captured musically and dramatically as in 'Play It Again, Marvin!'. It is a 'musical' unto itself - it is unique in that it is not just a group of his songs performed, but a powerful narration of his life in a very high and powerful musicality combined with private family videos and photos - that is the best I have seen to this day. I have witnessed the crowds of standing ovations at Ravinia with The Chicago Symphony and the powerful lasting impact that it had with musicians and audiences alike. I officially endorse wholeheartedly this concert of 'Play It Again, Marvin!' and can confidently say Marvin would be proud."
Mrs. Marvin Hamlisch (Terre Blair-Hamlisch)


The life and legacy of Marvin Hamlisch, Broadway’s legendary composer, pianist, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, Pulitzer Prize, Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony award-winner is celebrated in this multimedia concert. Experience Marvin Hamlisch in the company of Kevin Cole pianist/host and Marvin's closest musician friends.