July 18 & 19 @ 7PM
I THINK ABOUT YOU
directed Jef Hall-Flavin
Anthony de Mare is internationally recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists, and one of its foremost champions of contemporary music. Having been praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance [and] impressive talents,” his provocative and engaging programs are known to have “a theatrical twist… more akin to a show than to a recital.” In the process, he has inspired the creation of dozens of new works by some of today’s most distinguished artists.
“I Think About You” is the cabaret version of de Mare’s latest initiative, “Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano.” July 18-19, 2014, during Bear Week 2014, will mark the premiere of “I Think About You,” which is exclusively tailored for Provincetown audiences, directed by Jef Hall-Flavin. The show which includes exclusive new works from Steve Reich, Ricky Ian Gordon, Duncan Sheik, Nico Muhly, Jake Heggie, William Bolcom and more, bring the work of musical theater maestro Stephen Sondheim into the concert hall. De Mare will perform repertoire from Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Company, Sunday in the Park with George and Into The Woods.
“Liaisons” is a landmark commissioning and concert project that perfectly expresses his vision to expand both the repertoire and the audience for contemporary music. As creator, performer and co-producer (with Rachel Colbert) of The Liaisons Project, de Mare has brought together many of today’s most highly regarded emerging and established composers to create a solo piano piece based on a Sondheim.