ANDY AKIHOInto the Woods (2013)
(Into the Woods)

WILLIAM BOLCOMA Little Night Fughetta (2010)
(after "Anyone Can Whistle" & "Send in the Clowns")

RICKY IAN GORDONEvery Day A Little Death (2008/2010)
(A Little Night Music)

ANNIE GOSFIELDA Bowler Hat (2011)
(Pacific Overtures)

MASON BATESVery Put Together (2012)
(after "Putting it Together" – Sunday in the Park with George)

STEVE REICHFinishing the Hat — Two Pianos (2010)
(Sunday in the Park with George)

GABRIEL KAHANEBeing Alive (2011)

ETHAN IVERSONSend in the Clowns (2011)
(A Little Night Music)

WYNTON MARSALISThat Old Piano Roll (2014)

THOMAS NEWMANNot While I'm Around (2012)
(Sweeney Todd)

DUNCAN SHEIKJohanna in Space (2014)
(after "Johanna" – Sweeney Todd)

JAKE HEGGIEI'm Excited. No You're Not. (2010)
(after "A Weekend in the Country" – A Little Night Music)

Please note: This concert will be performed without an intermission.

The brilliant songs of Stephen Sondheim find a second life as beguiling instrumentals in Anthony de Mare's acclaimed Liaisons project. The pianist and new-music champion has commissioned a wide range of prominent composers—including William Bolcom, Steve Reich, Jake Heggie, Mason Bates, Gabriel Kahane, Ethan Iverson, and Wynton Marsalis—to each re-imagine a favorite Sondheim song as a work for solo piano. The thrilling result is a set of fully realized compositions of nuance and subtlety, works that use the original themes as springboards for invention and showcase de Mare's formidable talents at the keyboard.


Liaisons. Re-Imagining Sondheim — Anthony de Mare (Album EPK)

Highlights from 2012 NYC Premiere of Liaisons at Symphony Space

Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]

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