Some of the country's foremost contemporary composers create short solo piano interpretations of the songs of Stephen Sondheim for this landmark commissioning project. Pianist Anthony de Mare performs these American masters' interpretations of Sondheim in styles that encompass classical, pop, rock, musical theater, jazz and more. The concert includes Center-commissioned world premieres from Jake Heggie, Bernadette Speach and Kenji Bunch. Stephen Sondheim helped select the composers and has worked closely with de Mare on the nuances of each piece as the pianist prepares them for performance.
Added by Upcoming Robot on November 16, 2010