Anthony de Mare

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Liaisons Project I
Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Liaisons Project II
Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Wellspring Theater, Epic Center
Kalamazoo

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Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano is a multi-faceted salute to Stephen Sondheim, conceived and performed by pianist Anthony de Mare. Co-produced with Rachel Colbert, new solo piano pieces based on individual Sondheim songs were commissioned from the likes of Fred Hersch, Frederic Rzewski, Ethan Iverson, Gabriel Kahane, Michael Daugherty and many others.

Much in the tradition of popular homages such as Red Hot + Blue (Cole Porter) and Monkiana (Thelonius Monk), Liaisons pays tribute to the unique genius of Sondheim and brings fresh perspective to his work. The Sondheim tribute will be presented in two separate, one-hour concerts with each new work introduced by de Mare.

Genres: Contemporary

May 1

William Bolcom A Little Night Fughetta
Ricky Ian Gordon Every Day A Little Death
Nils Vigeland Merrily We Roll Along
Derek Bermel Sorry/Grateful
Mason Bates Very Put Together
Fred Hersch No One Is Alone
David Rakowski The Ladies Who Lunch
Ricardo Lorenz The Worst [Empanadas] in London
Michael Daugherty Everybody’s Got the Right
Mark-Anthony Turnage Pretty Women
Kenji Bunch The Demon Barber

May 2

Gabriel Kahane Being Alive
John Musto Epiphany
Daniel Bernard Roumain Another Hundred People
David Shire Love is in the Air
Rodney Sharman Notes on “Beautiful”
Tania Leon going … gone
Ethan Iverson Send in the Clowns
Steve Reich Finishing the Hat
Paul Moravec I Think About You
Jake Heggie I’m Excited. No You’re Not.

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