urx unit loader Joshua Bell to spend New Year's Eve with Josh Groban, celebrating Marvin Hamlisch
joshua bell josh groban 2005 gi Joshua Bell to spend New Year's Eve with Josh Groban, celebrating Marvin HamlischZap2it: What are you performing on PBS’ New Year’s Eve special, “Live From Lincoln Center – One Singular Sensation: Celebrating Marvin Hamlisch”?

Joshua Bell: It looks like I am going to perform the last piece, the only piece I have ever done with Marvin Hamlisch since it is going to be a tribute to him. We did an arrangement of “I’ll Take Manhattan,” and it looks like I will perform an arrangement of that, and it will be a fun surprise, and hopefully it will be a fun evening as well as bittersweet that Marvin passed away way too suddenly.

Zap2it: Haven’t you spent New Year’s Eve at Lincoln Center performing before?

Joshua Bell: I did once with Lorin Maazel, a few years ago … [the years] go by so fast now.

I’ve done a lot of “Live From Lincoln Center.” It will be fun to be in my adopted hometown now and get to spend it making music. I almost always leave New Year’s Eve free, but to play with the [New York] Philharmonic on New Year’s Eve is something special, so I am happy about that. I usually try to find some really close friends or family. Seeking big parties on New Year’s Eve is no fun anymore. I went to Times Square when I first moved here, and I did that once. New Year’s Eve is about celebrating your close relationships and family and friends and finding a good meal. … Josh Groban (also performing on the show) is one of my close friends, so he and I will probably do something.