Michael Feinstein

Deceptive Cadence
11:26 am
Fri August 24, 2012

An Instant Conductor, A (Very) Big Baggage Fee And One 'Stroppy' Symphony

He'd better start looking to his left: Singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, who has never conducted an orchestra, is the new principal conductor of the Pasadena Pops.
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Originally published on Wed October 24, 2012 1:27 pm

  • In the aftermath of Marvin Hamlisch's death, Michael Feinstein is taking the reins at the Pasadena Pops in California as the group's lead conductor. Here's the twist: Feinstein has never conducted before. "He's a musician's musician, and that's what our orchestra responds to and respects," says Paul Jan Zdunek, the CEO of the Pasadena Symphony Association.
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Crossover
11:20 am
Thu August 9, 2012

A 2010 Live Interview With Marvin Hamlisch And Michael Feinstein

He was one singular sensation who left an indelible impression on American popular song. The late, legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch was Jill Pasternak's guest on Crossover in December, 2010 along with his friend and colleague, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein. Nobody did it better...