Work of Ricky Ian Gordon, David Shire Featured in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano; Repertoire Announced

News   Work of Ricky Ian Gordon, David Shire Featured in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano; Repertoire Announced As previously reported, a host of composers from the worlds of jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop and film will be represented in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, which will be presented at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre April 21.

Anthony de Mare
Anthony de Mare

Conceived and performed by Anthony de Mare, the concert is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

Playbill.com has obtained the list of composers who have reimagined their favorite Sondheim songs as solo piano works in their own styles. Composers and song titles follow:

Mason Bates – "Putting It Together"
Derek Bermel – "Sorry / Grateful"
William Bolcom – "A Little Night Fughetta" based on "Anyone Can Whistle" / "Send in the Clowns"
Kenji Bunch – "Demon Barber"
Ricky Ian Gordon – "Every Day a Little Death"
Annie Gosfield – "A Bowler Hat"
Jake Heggie – "I'm Excited. No, You're Not." based on "A Weekend in the Country"
Fred Hersch – "No One is Alone"
Ethan Iverson – "Send in the Clowns"
Gabriel Kahane – "Being Alive"
Tania Leon – "Good Thing Going"
Ricardo Lorenz – "The Worst [Empanadas] in London" based on "The Worst Pies in London / "A Little Priest"
Paul Moravec – "I Think About You" based on "Losing My Mind"
John Musto – "Epiphany"
David Rakowski – "The Ladies Who Lunch"
Steve Reich – "Finishing the Hat"
Eric Rockwell – "You Could Drive a Person Crazy"
Daniel Bernard Roumain – "Another Hundred People"
Frederic Rzewksi – "The News" based on "I'm Still Here"
David Shire – "Love is in the Air"
Mark Anthony Turnage – "Pretty Women"

For this New York premiere, Sondheim will also take the stage; he will be interviewed by Mark Eden Horowitz, author of the acclaimed "Sondheim on Music."

Tickets are priced $15, $38 and $45. For more information visit Symphonyspace.org.