One Month Out: Schubert Club Mix: Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano

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Schubert Club Mix presents
LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano
Anthony de Mare, piano

Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Aria (former Theatre de la Jeune Lune)
105 North 1st St, Minneapolis

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ST. PAUL, MN (March 13, 2014) – Schubert Club Mix is pleased to present Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, a program devised and performed by American pianist Anthony de Mare at Aria in Minneapolis on Sunday, April 13 at 7:00 pm.

The Liaisons Project is a landmark commissioning and concert project, conceived by de Mare, that has invited 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers – including Minnesota’s own Mary Ellen Childs – to “re-imagine” a song by legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim.  De Mare will perform music from 13 of the participating composers.
 

Program
(All works based on material by Stephen Sondheim)
 
A Little Night Fughetta  – William Bolcom
Every Day A Little Death – Ricky Ian Gordon
The Demon Barber – Kenji Bunch
Johanna in Space – Duncan Sheik
Color and Light  – Nico Muhly
Finishing the Hat –Two Pianos – Steve Reich
The Ladies Who Lunch – David Rakowski
Everybody’s Got the Right – Michael Daugherty
Now – Mary Ellen Childs
Send in the Clowns – Ethan Iverson
No One Is Alone – Fred Hersch
I Think About You – Paul Moravec
I’m Excited. No You’re Not – Jake Heggie

About Schubert Club Mix
Schubert Club Mix is a new concert series for the 2013-2014 concert season. These concerts will feature a range of classical music artists in a new, contemporary presentation format. The combination of the stylish warehouse architecture of Aria, informal seating and a contemporary presentation style by guest artists will give Schubert Club Mix presentations a relaxed and unconventional ambiance. Refreshments will be available to enjoy during the performances. The tagline for the series is “A new generation of classical music.”

Mix concerts will be presented at Aria in Minneapolis, the former home of Theater de la Jeune Lune. Traditionally a St. Paul based music organization primarily known for its International Artist Series at the Ordway, this venture marks The Schubert Club’s first series in Minneapolis.

 

About Anthony de Mare
Anthony de Mare is recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists, a foremost champion of contemporary music, and a pioneer in the speaking-singing pianist genre. De Mare is currently touring Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, his latest initiative, a landmark commissioning and concert project that perfectly expresses his vision to expand both the repertoire and the audience for contemporary music.
 
Sold-out houses and raves in The New York Times greeted the first two New York premieres of The Liaisons Project at Symphony Space in 2012 and 2013. Recent performances have included The Ravinia Festival, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Virginia Arts Festival, Monadnock Music, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Portland Piano International Festival, the Cliburn Series in Fort Worth and Music at Meyer in San Francisco. An excerpt from The Liaisons Project was recently featured in the HBO documentary “Six by Sondheim”. A full recording of the project is underway, produced by Judith Sherman, for release in 2015 on ECM.
 
Mr. de Mare has nearly twenty recordings in his discography. His most recent recording, SPEAK! ~ The Speaking-Singing Pianist, the first disc devoted completely to this genre, was released in 2010 on the Innova label.  Both SPEAK! and Out of My Hands (E1, formerly KOCH) were short listed for Grammy Awards in 2011 and 2005 respectively. 

Tickets and Concert Info
Tickets are $25 each plus $3 per ticket fee. 
Call the Box Office at (651) 292-3268 or order online at schubert.org/mix.
 
For photos and press downloads please visit schubert.org/pressdownloads
For more information on The Schubert Club and its programs please visit schubert.org
 

About The Schubert Club
The Schubert Club is an internationally renowned performing arts organization dedicated to expanding the enjoyment of music through world-class recitals, premier educational programs and rare collections of musical treasures.
 
Founded in 1882, The Schubert Club maintains a highly regarded national and international reputation among leading classical music performers. Its International Artists Series has brought Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, Cecilia Bartoli, Alfred Brendel, Reneé Fleming and Yo-Yo Ma, among many others, to the Twin Cities to perform in recital for sold-out audiences.  Following decades of musical collaboration, Music in the Park Series is now part of The Schubert Club.  Founded over 30 years ago, Music in the Park Series engages outstanding artists and chamber ensembles to present concerts in St. Anthony Park’s United Church of Christ.
 
The Schubert Club is a member of the Arts Partnership, programming a vibrant future for the performing arts in downtown St. Paul together with The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, the Minnesota Opera and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
 
The organization’s website is schubert.org
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