Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, Featuring Work of Ricky Ian Gordon, David Shire, Presented April 21

By Andrew Gans
April 21, 2012

A host of composers from the worlds of jazz, classical, musical theatre, pop and film are represented in Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, which plays Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre April 21.



Conceived and performed by Anthony de Mare, the concert begins at 7:30 PM.

Following is the list of composers who have reimagined their favorite Sondheim songs as solo piano works in their own styles.

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"
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"
David Rakowski – "The Ladies Who Lunch"
Steve Reich – "Finishing the Hat"
Daniel Bernard Roumain – "Another Hundred People"
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." The event will also include brief composer panels moderated by Symphony Space’s artistic director, Laura Kaminsky.

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