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Marvin Hamlisch coming soon to Sangamon Auditorium, UIS

September 6, 2007

Contact: Bryan Leonard, 217/206-8284, leonard.bryan@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD --Sangamon Auditorium at the University of Illinois at Springfield opens its 2007-2008 Performing Arts Season with composer, songwriter, conductor Marvin Hamlisch, Friday, September 14, at 8 p.m.

Marvin Hamlisch has become one of the preeminent pop artists of our time. He has won virtually every major award that exists: three Oscars, four Grammys, three Emmys, a Tony, three Golden Globe awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. Perhaps best known for his smash Broadway hits "A Chorus Line," "They're Playing Our Song," and "The Goodbye Girl," as well as for such film scores as "The Way We Were," "The Sting," and "Bananas," Mr. Hamlisch returns to Sangamon Auditorium for yet another elegant evening of memorable music and hits.

Hamlisch serves as Principal Pops Conductor with the National Symphony Orchestra – the first time that anyone has held such a position – and also holds a similar position with the Pittsburgh and San Diego symphony orchestras.

Tickets for this event are on sale now. To order, visit www.SangamonAuditorium.org or call the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office at (217) 206-6160 or toll free at 800-207-6960.

This presentation is supported by Friends of Sangamon Auditorium.

Sangamon Auditorium is located at the University of Illinois at Springfield and hosts more than 120 performances annually.  Also home to the Illinois Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Ballet Company, it is the only auditorium of its kind and size in the Springfield area, with a seating capacity of 2,018.  Sangamon Auditorium continues to fulfill its mission of presenting and supporting varied cultural and educational professional arts activities to audiences in Springfield, Sangamon County, and the surrounding areas.  Performing arts events are sponsored, in part, by a grant through the Illinois Arts Council.  The auditorium administrative offices can be reached at 217/206-6150 or via email at onstage@uis.edu.

For more information or to request artist interviews: Bryan Leonard, 217/206-8284, leonard.bryan@uis.edu.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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