"To hear composers take my work and take it seriously ... it's a thrill." Stephen Sondheim
The Liaisons Project by Anthony de Mare
As a tribute to composer Stephen Sondheim, renowned American pianist Anthony de Mare invited composers from a broad variety of genres – musical theatre, jazz, classical, pop, film and beyond – to "re-imagine" a Sondheim song of their choice as a solo piano piece.
Contributing re-composers included Steve Reich, Jason Robert Brown, Wynton Marsalis, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Fred Hersch, Ethan Iverson, William Bolcom, Duncan Sheik, Nico Muhly, Eve Beglarian, Gabriel Kahane, Thomas Newman, Jake Heggie, and more - in total, 36 composers, ranging in age from 30 - 75 and representing seven countries and 29 Grammy, Pulitzer, Tony, Academy and Emmy Awards.
"Anthony de Mare's The Liaisons Project was more than a cabaret, it was an awakening." Broadway World
Melbourne: 23-24 June 2016 at the Melbourne Recital Centre