May 26, 2021
$15 - $30
2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston, VA 20191
Anthony de Mare, pianist
“De Profundis demands a combination of virtuoso technique and a total lack of inhibition. This was a gripping and moving performance … a living thing on stage … this was an ideal meeting of composer and interpreter, and a unique and wonderful experience.” – New York Classical Review
Pianist Anthony de Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music. Known for his entrepreneurial performance projects, he offers a program highlighting some of America’s most progressive composers, the techniques and styles of which illuminate more innovative approaches to the piano. The works treat issues of social conscience, justice, civil rights and the media. Each piece is sculpted to tell its own individual story, contributing to the fabric of our national narrative. In addition, the program features the monumental work De Profundis by Frederic Rzewski, based on a text by Oscar Wilde – an oratorio for speaking-singing pianist, the genre de Mare pioneered more than 30 years ago.