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January 15, 2015

American Songbook 2015: Steve Reich and Stephen Sondheim, January 31

American Songbook

Lincoln Center’s American Songbook 2015 Season

January 21 –March 28, 2015

“American Songbook in The Appel Room” Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:30 pm

Reich and Sondheim: In Conversation and Performance

Featuring Paul Gemignani, George Lee Andrews, Kate Baldwin, Michael Cerveris, Ensemble Signal, Alexander Gemignani, and Derek Johnson

Two giants of American music – Steve Reich and Stephen Sondheim – will appear together on stage for the first time to discuss how they have been influenced by each other’s work as well as the admiration and respect they share. Sondheim, known for Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Sweeney Todd, and A Little Night Music, to name only a few, has been working as a composer and lyricist for 60 years. During that time he has changed the direction of American musical history. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, eight Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize. He is working on a new musical, with playwright David Ives, based on two films by Luis Buñuel. Reich, known for Music for 18 Musicians, Drumming and Different Trains among many others, has won the Pulitzer Prize, two Grammys, and the Golden Lion from the Venice Bienniale. His latest work, Quartet, for percussionist Colin Currie sold out two consecutive concerts at Queen Elizabeth Hall shortly after tens of thousands at the Glastonbury Festival heard Jonny Greenwood (of Radiohead) perform Electric Counterpoint. “"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them," states The Guardian. The composers will be in a conversation moderated by John Schaefer of WNYC, and a host of superb artists will perform selections of their work.

Tickets start at $55

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Steve Reich
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Stephen Sondheim
Caption: Stephen Sondheim
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