Anthony de Mare Brings LIAISONS to the Mondavi Arts Center, 3/29-30
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.
WHAT: LIAISONS feat. pianist Anthony de Mare
WHEN: Saturday, March 29th at 8:00PM & Sunday, March 30th at 2:00PM
WHERE: Mondavi Arts, University of California Davis, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA
TICKETS: $19- $42. To purchase, contact Mondavi Arts at 530.754.2787 or visit mondaviarts.org.
ABOUT ANTHONY DE MARE: Creator/performer Anthony de Mare is internationally recognized as one of the foremost champions of contemporary music, drawing praise from leading music critics. The New York Times cites de Mare as having "transformed the recital format." He has inspired, commissioned and/or premiered new work by Meredith Monk, John Zorn, Frederic Rzewski and Jerome Kitzke among many others, and made his Carnegie Hall debut at Zankel Hall in 2005 with premieres of new work by Pulitzer Prize winners Paul Moravec and David Del Tredici, jazz legend Fred Hersch and the Tony award-winning Jason Robert Brown. Since receiving his debut under the auspices of Young Concert Artists, de Mare has toured internationally with popular programs including The American Piano, Missing Peace (premiered at the Rubin Museum), and his multi-media solo piano event, Playing with Myself. De Mare is a Yamaha Artist with nearly 20 recordings in his discography and was short-listed in 2005 and 2011 for a Grammy Award. He also serves on the faculties of the Manhattan School of Music and New York University. www.anthonydemare.com