Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim, Featuring Compositions by Jason Robert Brown, Jake Heggie and More, Presented March 9
By Andrew Gans
On March 9 at 7 PM pianist Anthony de Mare returns to Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre for the second installment of Liaisons: Reimagining Sondheim from the Piano.
De Mare commissioned 36 contemporary composers from the classical, jazz, theatre and film worlds to write short solo piano pieces inspired by Stephen Sondheim's music; he is offering 15 of those compositions during the evening.
Attendees can expect to hear new compositions by Eve Beglarian, Jason Robert Brown, Mary Ellen Childs, Michael Daugherty, Peter Golub, Annie Gosfield, Phil Kline, Nico Muhly, John Musto, Thomas Newman, Eric Rockwell, Frederic Rzweski, Rodney Sharman, Bernadette Speach and Nils Vigeland. The works draw on famous and lesser-known Sondheim songs from Sunday in the Park with George, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Company and other shows.
The repertoire for the evening follows:
Phil Kline: Paraphrase (Someone in a Tree) (based on "Someone in a Tree" from Pacific Overtures)
The evening also includes an onstage discussion with Stephen Sondheim, led by Mark Eden Horowitz, author of "Sondheim on Music." Film clips of the composers speaking about Liaisons will be interspersed throughout the program.
Tickets are $55, $47 for members, $15 for those under 30. Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. Tickets can be purchased through symphonyspace.org or by calling (212) 864-5400.
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