Anthony de Mare - Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano

Anthony de Mare - Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano
April 07, 2018 8:00 PM

Photo by Paolo Soriani

Saturday, April 7 • 8:00 p.m.


Liaisons is a landmark commissioning and concert project, conceived by acclaimed concert pianist Anthony de Mare. The project has brought together 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to re-imagine Stephen Sondheim songs as solo piano pieces. Liaisons affirms Sondheim as one of the 20th century's most influential composers – his music is as at home in the concert hall as on the Broadway stage.


“Not just inventive piano arrangements of songs but new compositions written in the composers’ own styles…It was fascinating to hear how each composer approached the song…I loved it.” – Anthony Tommasini, chief classical music critic for The New York Times



(All works based on material by Stephen Sondheim)

Every Day A Little Death (2008/2010) – Ricky Ian Gordon, A Little Night Music
Love is in the Air (2010) – David Shire, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

That Old Piano Roll (2014) – Wynton Marsalis, Follies
The Ladies Who Lunch (2010) – David Rakowski, Company

Johanna in Space (2014) – Duncan Sheik, after “Johanna” – Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber (2010) – Kenji Bunch, A Fantasia on “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd” – Sweeney Todd
Film Interlude:
Onstage interview with Stephen Sondheim, conducted by Mark Eden Horowitz at LIAISONS’ NYC premiere (Symphony Space April 2012)
Send in the Clowns (2011) – Ethan Iverson, A Little Night Music
No One Is Alone (2010) – Fred Hersch, Into the Woods
Finishing the Hat –Two Pianos (2010) – Steve Reich, Sunday in the Park with George
Sunday in the Park ~ Passages (2008/2011) – Anthony de Mare, Sunday in the Park with George
I’m Excited. No, You’re Not. (2010) – Jake Heggie, after “A Weekend in the Country” – A Little Night Music

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  • Phone: 703-390-6167
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