Rodney Sharman on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer Part 1 of 2
Rodney Sharman on Studio 4 with Fanny Kiefer Part 2 of 2
Byrd Music receives its Vancouver Premiere Friday May 27, 8 PM and Saturday May 28, 8 PM at the Vancouver Playhouse. Arts Umbrella Dance Company (dancers: Kiera Hill, Jed Duifhuis, Scott Fowler, Christoph von Riedemann), Standing Wave Ensemble, James Kudelka, choreographer, Rodney Sharman, composer, after keyboard music by William Byrd.
Photo Credit: Michael Slobodian
Sharman's newest work for solo piano, Notes on "Beautiful" available online.
Sharman's newest work for solo piano, Notes on "Beautiful", written in celebration of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday, was commissioned by the Banff Centre for New York pianist Anthony de Mare.
The piece is based on Sondheim's "Beautiful" from Sunday in the Park with George.
Anthony de Mare has invited thirty-six of the world's foremost contemporary composers to create a solo piano piece based on a Sondheim song of their choosing. Together with Mr. Sondheim, de Mare has selected a dazzling roster of composers for the project whose styles range from classical, jazz and musical theater to pop and experimental hybrids. Composers include Fred Hersch, Mark Anthony Turnage and Steve Reich.
The full repertory will receive its New York premiere in April 21, 2012 at Symphony Space. The Liaisons commercial recording will be produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Judith Sherman.
The State University of New York's UB Today: 9 from the 90s - Rodney Sharman, PhD '91
NOW ONE of the world's leading composers, Rodney Sharman, PhD '91, was first introduced to UB in the 1980s when he would travel from Toronto to hear lectures by the legendary Morton Feldman in the music department.
"The university had the second largest music library in the U.S., and I certainly took advantage of it as a student."