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Liaisons II: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
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Returning for the second round of Sondheim-inspired piano works based on some of the master's greatest songs, pianist Anthony De Mare presents music by leading composers from the musical theater, film, popular music and the concert world including, among others, Adam Guettel, Nico Muhly, Steve Reich, Phil Kline, Frederic Rzewski, and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will include an on-stage discussion with Stephen Sondheim led by Mark Eden Horowitz, author of the critically acclaimed Sondheim on Music

"...formidable virtuosity. Mr. deMare's playing was dynamic and stylish." -The New York Times

 

Phil Kline: Paraphrase (Someone in a Tree) *World Premiere* (2012)
after "Someone in a Tree" (Pacific Overtures)

Frederic Rzewski: I’m Still Here *World Premiere* (2012)
(Follies)

Jason Robert Brown: Birds of Victorian England *World Premiere* (2012)
after "Green Finch and Linnet Bird" (Sweeney Todd)

-Film Interlude-

Rodney Sharman: Notes on Beautiful *World Premiere* (2010)
after "Beautiful" (Sunday in the Park with George)

Thomas Newman: Not While I’m Around *World Premiere* (2012)
(Sweeney Todd)

Nico Muhly: Color and Light *World Premiere* (2012)
(Sunday in the Park with George)

Mary Ellen Childs: Now *World Premiere* (2012)
after "Now/Later/Soon" (A Little Night Music)

-Film Interlude-

Eve Beglarian: Perpetual Happiness *World Premiere* (2012)
after "Happiness" (Passion)

Bernadette Speach: In And Out Of Love *World Premiere* (2010)
after "Liaisons" and "Send in the Clowns" (A Little Night Music)

John Musto: Epiphany *World Premiere* (2011)
(Sweeney Todd)

Michael Daugherty: Everybody’s Got the Right *World Premiere* (2012)
(Assassins)

-Intermission-

Conversation with Stephen Sondheim and Mark Eden Horowitz

Nils Vigeland: Merrily We Roll Along *World Premiere* (2011)
(Merrily We Roll Along)

Peter Golub: A Child Of Children And Art *World Premiere* (2011)
after "Children and Art" (Sunday in the Park with George)

Steve Reich: Finishing the Hat (2010)
(Sunday in the Park with George)

-Film Interlude-

Eric Rockwell: You Could Drive a Person Crazy *World Premiere* (2010)
(Company)

Annie Gosfield: A Bowler Hat *World Premiere* (2011)
(Pacific Overtures)

Mason Bates: Very Put Together (2012)
after "Putting it Together" (Sunday in the Park with George)

Jake Heggie: I’m Excited. No, You’re Not. (2010)
after "A Weekend in the Country" (A Little Night Music)

 

www.TheLiaisonsProject.com

www.anthonydemare.com

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