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Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
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Conceived and Performed by               Anthony de Mare

*New York Premiere*

Everyone has a favorite Sondheim song... including other composers! As part of de Mare's inspired Liaisons Project, 17 of today's leading jazz, classical, music theater, pop, and film composers - including Steve Reich, Ricky Ian Gordon, Gabriel Kahane, Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), and Fred Hersch - have come together to re-imagine their favorite Sondheim songs as solo piano works in their own distinct styles. For this evening of New York premieres, the great musical theater genius himself also takes the stage, interviewed by Mark Eden Horowitz, author of the acclaimed Sondheim on Music.

 

"De Mare's playing was superb throughout, a combination of lyrical reflection and extroverted pyrotechnics. It will be great to see how the rest of the project takes shape." -The San Francisco Chronicle


On the program...

Mason Bates: "Very Put Together" based on "Putting it Together" from Sunday in the Park with George
Derek Bermel: "Sorry-Grateful" from Company
William Bolcom: "A Little Night Fughetta" based on "Anyone Can Whistle" from Anyone Can Whistle and "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music
Kenji Bunch: "The Demon Barber" based on "The Ballad of Sweeney Todd" from Sweeney Todd
Ricky Ian Gordon: "Every Day a Little Death" from A Little Night Music
Jake Heggie: "I'm Excited. No, You're Not" based on "A Weekend in the Country" from A Little Night Music
Fred Hersch: "No One Is Alone" from Into the Woods
Ethan Iverson: "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music
Gabriel Kahane: "Being Alive" from Company
Tania León: "going...gone" based on "Good Thing Going" from Merrily We Roll Along
Ricardo Lorenz: "The Worst [Empanadas] in London" based on "The Worst Pies in London/A Little Priest" from Sweeney Todd
Paul Moravec: "I Think About You" based on "Losing My Mind" from Follies
David Rakowski: "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Company
Steve Reich: "Finishing the Hat" from Sunday in the Park with George
Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR): "Another Hundred People" from Company
David Shire: "Love is In the Air" from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Mark Anthony Turnage: "Pretty Women" from Sweeney Todd



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