The Velvet Gentleman: The World of Erik Satie
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Anthony de Mare
Actor and Narrator - Lou Liberatore
Directed by Erin Ortman
Pianist Anthony de Mare creates an evening in honor of Erik Satie's 150th birthday year, following the model of his acclaimed Sheen Center program The Terrace Where the Moon Holds Court, where he brought twelve pianists together to play the 24 Debussy Preludes in a theatrical setting. This time, de Mare joins with three of classical music's finest pianists - Simone Dinnerstein, Conrad Tao and Adam Tendler - in a program combining Satie's music with works by composers associated with him during his lifetime and those influenced by him in subsequent generations, all interweaved within an evening monologue based on many of Satie's memoirs and letters, performed by Tony Award-nominated actor, Lou Liberatore.
This multi-media presentation of Satie's life and work offers an intimate look at the startling breadth of his visionary output, with insights into the eccentric life of this ultimate "torchbearer for the avant-garde."