Anthony De Mare, pianist
The Westport Arts Center’s 2017-18 Concert Series, designed to bring the best of international talent to Fairfield County, will open with the Westport, CT debut of Anthony de Mare’s highly acclaimed Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano on Saturday, September 23 at 7 p.m. at the Arts Center.
De Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music, renowned for his explorations forging the worlds of Classical and Broadway. He has been praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance [and] impressive talents.”
Liaisons is a not-to-be-missed landmark commissioning and concert project conceived of by de Mare, based on the songs of legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. The project has brought together 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to “reimagine” one of Sondheim’s songs as a solo piano piece.
The result is a brand new world-class piano repertory that reveals Sondheim’s influence across multiples genres, and generations, with a roster spanning the classical, jazz, opera, pop, music theater and film worlds. Composers range in age from 30 to 80, representing seven countries and 20 Grammy, Pulitzer, Tony, Academy and Emmy Awards.
The performance will include interpretations of Sondheim’s songs from the musicals Into The Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Follies, and more.
WAC Member Purchased in Advance: $40
Non-Member Purchased in Advance: $50
Members & Non-Members at Door: $60
Senior Ticket: Each ticket purchase of $50 includes one complimentary ticket (Two-for-one), for ages 65+.
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