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Program Announced for Schubert Club Mix: LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano

By Schubert Club

The Liaisons Project is a landmark commissioning and concert project, conceived by concert pianist Anthony de Mare, that has invited 36 of the world’s foremost contemporary composers to “re-imagine” a song by legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim. 

The result is a brand new world-class piano repertory (LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano) that reveals Sondheim’s influence across multiple genres and generations. Composers hail from seven countries, range in age from 32 to 76, and span the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, opera, musical theater and film. 

[icon color=”Accent-Color” size=”small” image=”icon-music”] Program for April 13, 2014 at Aria, Minneapolis


(All works based on material by Stephen Sondheim)

A Little Night Fughetta (2010) William Bolcom (after “Anyone Can Whistle” & “Send in the Clowns”)

Every Day A Little Death (2008/2010) Ricky Ian Gordon

The Demon Barber (2010) Kenji Bunch (A Fantasia on “The Ballad of Sweeney Todd”)

Johanna in Space (2014) Duncan Sheik

Color and Light (2012) Nico Muhly

Finishing the Hat –Two Pianos (2010) Steve Reich

The Ladies Who Lunch (2010) David Rakowski

Everybody’s Got the Right (2012) Michael Daugherty


Now (2012) Mary Ellen Childs

(after “Now/Later/Soon” – A Little Night Music)

Send in the Clowns (2011) Ethan Iverson

No One Is Alone (2010) Fred Hersch

I Think About You (2010) Paul Moravec

I’m Excited. No You’re Not. (2010) Jake Heggie (after “A Weekend in the Country” – A Little Night Music)


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