Anthony De Mare got turned on to the music of Stephen Sondheim at an early age and even now, as a contemporary classical pianist, Sondheim still draws him. De Mare tells Metro Weekly that his current project, "Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim for the Piano," is a "career realization." The project involves 30 composers, drawn from the realms of classical, pop, theater, jazz, even film, each picking a Sondheim song to adapt for solo piano, the first time anyone has taken on Sondheim's music in this fashion. De Mare will play a sneak peek of 14 of the arrangements this weekend. Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center's Gildenhorn Recital Hall, University of Maryland, College Park. Tickets are $42. Call 301-405-ARTS or visit claricesmithcenter.umd.edu.