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Anthony de Mare: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano - Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Liasons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano Anthony de Mare, piano

Saturday, April 2, 2011 8:00 pm - Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Pianist Anthony de Mare presents a program entitled Liasons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano at the Clarice Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Comprised of short solo piano interpretations of the songs of Stephen Sondheim by some of the country’s foremost contemporary composers, this landmark commissioning project includes Center-commissioned world premieres from Jake Heggie, Bernadette Speach and Kenji Bunch. These American masters interpret Sondheim in a variety of styles, including classical, pop, rock, musical theater, and jazz. Stephen Sondheim helped select the composers and has worked closely with de Mare on the nuances of each piece as the pianist prepares them for performance. Learn more about Stephen Sondheim's biography and works, and listen to recordings by Anthony de Mare in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library:

  Recordings by pianist Anthony de Mare

  Biographies of, writings by, and critical commentary on composer and librettist Stephen Sondheim

  Recordings of musicals created in part by Stephen Sondheim, including classics like Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sunday in the Park with George, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

  Sondheim musical libretti: follow along with the "original Broadway cast" recordings held in the Performing Arts Library collection

  Scores of Sondheim musicals held at MSPAL