Brandmeyer Great Hall will be closed to the public Friday, December 2nd.

To Life! A Musical Celebration of Life, Learning, and Legacy

Join the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education when it marks its 18th anniversary with a grand night of entertainment and commemoration on November 3, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

TO LIFE! — a musical celebration of life, learning, and legacy — will feature the legendary Marvin Hamlisch, winner of virtually every major arts and entertainment award that exists, including three Academy Awards, four Grammys, four Emmys, one Tony, three Golden Globes, and a Pulitzer Prize. Joining Maestro Hamlisch will be tenor Mark McVey, Broadway’s Jean Valjean for seven years.

Marvin Hamlisch is the composer of well-known 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.” He holds the position of principal pops conductor for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony and Pops, Seattle Symphony, and San Diego Symphony. He captures the power of music to bring people together, sharing stories that will charm you with his wit and touch you with a testament to his parents who fled pre-war Austria, finding safe haven in the United States.

The evening will honor MCHE’s directors emeriti and past presidents, whose vision and leadership have shaped the organization since its founding in 1993, and pay tribute to our community’s Holocaust survivors. Proceeds from the event will benefit the numerous school and community programs offered by MCHE.

A limited number of patron packages are still available beginning at $1,000. These include a pre-concert cocktail buffet at Webster House, valet parking, and a post-concert dessert reception. Individual donor tickets may be purchased at $180 (includes the dessert reception), $118 (concert only), or $90 (concert only). All amounts in excess of $50 per attendee are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

For more information, to reserve seats, or to make a donation in honor of MCHE’s 18th anniversary, please visit www.mchekc.org, email , or call 913-327-8192. Tickets purchased after Wednesday, October 26th will be held at the Kauffman Center box office for pick-up after 4 p.m. on the day of the concert.

The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education teaches the history of the Holocaust, applying its lessons to counter indifference, intolerance, and genocide.