Sondheim Re-imagined on Between the Keys March 24th, with guest Anthony de Mare
The celebrated American pianist Anthony de Mare joins the Classical Network’s Artist-in-Residence Jed Distler on the ASCAP Deems Taylor Virgil Thomson Award winning program Between the Keys, celebrating Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim’s 90th birthday with the culmination of “Liasons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the piano.” This multi-year commissioning project involves 50 composers who were invited to create original piano pieces based upon songs by the iconic Broadway legend.
“Tony de Mare invited a wide range of composers to contribute, casting a net that embraces contemporary classical music, jazz, musical theater and film,” Distler says. “The fact that composers from William Bolcom and Frederic Rzewski and Steve Reich to Wynton Marsalis and David Shire all responded so positively and creatively profoundly reflects on how profoundly and universally Sondheim’s music has permeated our culture. What is more, with Liasons, Tony has helped generate a substantial repertoire of new piano music.”
Join Anthony de Mare and Jed Distler for Between the Keys on Tuesday March 24th at 10:00 PM, an exclusive production of The Classical Network and WWFM.org. One important note: this episode mentions an upcoming March 29th webcast that has since been cancelled.
Enjoy the music, and continue to keep safe and proactive during these challenging times.