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Pianist Anthony de Mare Celebrates Sondheim 3/29-30

 29 March 2014 at 8:00pm 

Pianist Anthony de Mare Celebrates Sondheim 3/29-30

Mondavi Arts Center
1 Sheilds Avenue, Davis, CA
United States

pianist Anthony de Mare

After performing nationwide in 2012-13 throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring internationally renowned contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to the Mondavi Center for two nights only MAR 29-30. Based on the music of the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, LIAISONS is an intrepid program of new, solo piano works by some of the world’s foremost contemporary composers - this marks the first time that Sondheim songs have ever been re-imagined for solo piano. Commissioned purely for this landmark project, composers from the realms of classical, jazz, film, pop, musical theater, opera and avant-garde music have come together to pay homage to Sondheim, whose music has dominated American musical theater for the past four decades. LIAISONS’ 2012-13 nationwide tour has made stops in San Francisco, New York City, Fort Worth, and Hudson Opera House, to name a few, and will continue throughout 2014. A full recording of the project is also underway, produced by Judith Sherman, for release in 2015.

Nico Muhly : Color and Light
William Bolcom : A Little Night Fughetta
Mark-Anthony Turnage : Pretty Women
Paul Moravec : I Think About You
Jake Heggie : I'm excited, No, You're Not
Steve Reich : Finishing the Hat

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