2010 / by Elizabeth Roe

December 30, 2010

2010 has been an eventful year from start to finish! Here are some highlights:

JANUARY-APRIL: "Rhapsody in Blue" with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra; Anderson & Roe Piano Duo performances and presentations at two leadership symposia: the EG '10 Conference in Monterey, CA, and the Imagine Solutions Conference in Naples, FL; A&R concerts across the Eastern Seaboard; a chamber music residency in South Carolina with fellow ACJW alumni Claire Bryant, Carol McGonnell, and Owen Dalby; a solo faculty recital at Smith College; and the Chopin F minor Piano Concerto with the Seongnam Philharmonic in Korea.

MAY-AUGUST: Anderson & Roe time! "Rite of Spring" performance for a New York Philharmonic event at the Morgan Library, and concerts in Dayton, Sarasota, Vermont, San Francisco, Westport, and upstate New York (the LakeMusic and Cooperstown Chamber Music Festivals). Plus, duo partner Greg gets married, with Elizabeth officiating the California wedding!

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER: Solo and chamber music appearances with Richard O'Neill, Suyoen Kim, and Minje Sung in Seoul ("Rendezvous" Concert at the Seoul Arts Center and opening gala concerts for the Kyunggi Girls High School's new performing arts center); chamber music in NYC with Karen Gomyo, Mira Wang, and Nicholas Cords; and a fruitful semester at Smith College of performing (A&R duo recital, Family Weekend chamber music collaborations with Smith faculty members in music by Mahler and Schnittke, the Schumann Piano Concerto with the Smith College Orchestra) and teaching (two of Elizabeth's students were chosen as winners in the Smith Concerto Competition!).

Speaking of Smith, Elizabeth and Greg filmed their latest video at Sweeney Concert Hall. Here, for your holiday enjoyment, is their rendering of a Michael Jackson classic:

Happy holidays and see you in the New Year!

September 17, 2010

On September 4, Elizabeth performed solo and chamber music—with violinist Suyoen Kim and bassist Minje Sung—to a capacity crowd at the Seoul Arts Center. The trio also appeared on KBS radio and filmed the 500th episode of the KBS TV program "Classic Odyssey" (broadcast date TBA). She was also in Korea to promote the release of her debut solo album "Images Poetiques" (available Stateside on iTunes).

The new academic year has begun at Smith College, and tonight at 8 Elizabeth brings her piano duo partner Greg Anderson to campus to present one of the opening events of the Smith Performing Arts season. Check out the previews for Anderson & Roe's recital at Sweeney Concert Hall: Elizabeth's blog entry and Smith's Campus Camera video profile.

August 16, 2010

Summer holidays are coming to a close, and a string of concerts lie on the horizon. First up: the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo perform in Long Island, Westport, Canandaigua, and Cooperstown.

Check out these articles previewing Anderson & Roe's appearances at the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival:

Democrat and Chronicle
Canandaigua Magazine
CITY Newspaper

At the very end of the month Elizabeth returns to Seoul to perform solo and chamber music, and to promote her debut album. Check back for the latest updates!

June 14, 2010

An eventful summer awaits, starting with a busy week for the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo: two concerts in Sarasota, the filming of a new music video, and a recital in Vermont. Visit the following link to read a rave review of their Sarasota appearance: Artist Series piano duo dazzles.

May 23, 2010

In early May, Elizabeth and duo partner Greg Anderson gave high-octane performances in New York City (Stravinsky's Rite of Spring at the Morgan Library) and Dayton (the culminating concert of the 40-year-old Soirées Musicales series). Elizabeth also attended the 2010 Commencement of Smith College, a festive and poignant end to her first year of teaching at Smith.

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo have just released a new music video, filmed last spring in the art deco splendor of the Fox Theater in Spokane. Check it out here:

April 14, 2010

Tomorrow (Thursday, April 15 @ 11 AM) Elizabeth will celebrate Frédéric Chopin's bicentennial in the 2010 Matinée Concert at Seongnam Concert Hall in Seongnam City, Korea. She will perform Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor with the Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra led by Maestro Bong Kim.

For more information, please see this Korea Times announcement or visit the official website of the Seongnam Arts Center.

March 28, 2010

Elizabeth shares some personal thoughts on music with violinist-writer-music critic Claire Blaustein at the Ear to Ear Project, a unique blog linking musicians across genres. Check out this exclusive interview on the Ear to Ear Project site!

March 27, 2010

Elizabeth is giving a solo recital tonight at 8 PM at Sweeney Concert Hall in Northampton, MA. For more information, visit the Smith College website.

January 1, 2010

Cheers to a new year, a new decade, a fresh start! For a recap of Elizabeth's 2009, check out her holiday entry in the blog. 2010 promises to be another eventful year. Upcoming engagements include a performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, a return appearance at the EG Conference in Monterey, and another Anderson & Roe collaboration with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at the Parlance Chamber Concerts series. For more information on these events, please visit the Schedule page.