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Pianist Anthony de Mare Re-Imagines Stephen Sondheim, In The Studio

Hear the pianist perform new takes on classics like "Color and Light" and "Send in the Clowns" in the Soundcheck studio.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Pianist Anthony de Mare performs in the Soundcheck studio. Pianist Anthony de Mare performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Musicians have been singing and performing Stephen Sondheim's songs for decades, and probably other composers have been jealously thinking, “I wish I could write those songs.” Well now they can, thanks to pianist Anthony de Mare. De Mare's Liaisons project offers some of today’s finest jazz, classical, and musical theater composers a chance to reimagine a favorite Sondheim song. 

Hear Anthony de Mare perform a few selections from the project in the Soundcheck studio.

Set List: 

  • "Color and Light" (arranged by Nico Muhly) 
  • "Send in the Clowns" (arranged by Ethan Iverson)
  • "Finishing the Hat" (arranged by Steve Reich) 

Anthony de Mare plays at The Cell on May 12 at 3PM.

Guests:

Anthony de Mare

Comments [1]

Christian Carey from NJ

Tony has done such a great job with this project. I have such admiration for his taste, musicality, and for his mission to create bridges between different styles of music.

May. 09 2013 02:07 PM

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