Piano Duo Anderson & Roe will perform a free concert on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
Photographer: Brent Cline
Mar 20, 2013
From staff reports
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert to be presented by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo on Sunday, March 24th at 3:00 p.m. in Memorial Auditorium.
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southampton Press) and “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest), Anderson & Roe aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.
The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured worldwide, and performed in nearly every NYC venue imaginable, from Carnegie Hall to children’s hospitals. Graduates of The Juilliard School, they are featured on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Their most recent album, When Words Fade (Steinway Label), spent nearly a dozen weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts upon its release in 2011, while their wildly creative, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube. Highlights of the 2012-13 season include tours of China, Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore, and orchestral debuts with the Hartford, Lafayette, and Santa Fe symphony orchestras.
Their performance at Ohio University will feature Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K.448; their rendition of Stravisky’s “Adoration of the Earth” from The Rite of Spring; selections arranged by the duo from pop artists Michael Jackson, Radiohead and more!
For more information about the Anderson & Piano Duo, please check out their website at: www.andersonroe.com.
You can hear and see them on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/gnanderson?feature=watch.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this and other School of Music Events, please visit www.finearts.ohio.edu.