2011 (January to April) / by Elizabeth Roe

April 9, 2011 

April is a busy month of concerts at Smith College! Tonight @ 7 PM, two of Elizabeth's students, Weici Hu and Corinna Kasiman, will perform with the Smith Orchestra as winners of this year's Concerto Competition. Tomorrow afternoon @ 4 PM, Elizabeth will perform a solo recital featuring epic sonatas by Beethoven and Brahms: http://www.smith.edu/smitharts/event_details.php?id=00571

On April 19 and 26, Elizabeth will collaborate with faculty colleagues Joel Pitchon and Judith Gordon, respectively, in the Noon Hour concert series. Find more info here: http://smith.edu/music/calendar.php?monthof=2011-04-01

All events are free and held at Sweeney Concert Hall.

March 21, 2011

Elizabeth and Greg receive a rave review for their recital in the Armstrong Concert Series: Duo Delights Audience.

Check out photos of their gala performance at the 2011 American Cancer Society Discovery Ball here.

March 18, 2011

Elizabeth is featured in a special report on the role of women in the music world. Read this in-depth article by Paloma Capanna in the current edition of the Rochester City Newspaper.

February 4, 2011

Read it here: Roe will bring expansive ethos to TSO concert

January 29, 2011

On four consecutive days next week—February 3, 4, 5, & 6—Elizabeth will appear as guest soloist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra in their MasterWorks Series in a program featuring the inspired genius of Robert and Clara Schumann. Elizabeth will perform two gems of the Romantic literature: Robert's transcendent Piano Concerto in A minor and Clara's impassioned Piano Trio in G minor. For details on venues, times, tickets, etc., please visit the Tucson Symphony Orchestra website and read the following articles:

Official TSO Press Release

The Explorer: MasterWorks to feature pianist, TSO

Arizona Daily Star: MasterWorks concert celebrates Schumanns

January 23, 2011

Elizabeth's year is off to a brilliant start, courtesy of in-depth chamber music residencies in South Carolina with her fellow Ensemble ACJW alumni Claire Bryant (cello), Owen Dalby (violin), and Carol McGonnell (clarinet). Over ten days, Elizabeth and her colleagues brought music to the communities of Aiken and Camden. They conducted a daylong educational residency at the University of South Carolina Aiken, performed in a variety of venues—assisted living facilities in both cities, Camden's Montessori School and Department of Disabilites, late-night shows at Aiken's Willcox Inn and Camden's Venue on Broad, private house concerts, and a culminating chamber music concert featuring a jazz- and folk-inspired program (Ravel's Sonata for Violin and Cello, Bartok's Contrasts, Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, and Schoenfield's Cafe Music) at the Fine Arts Center in Camden. Additionally, Elizabeth and her friends spent four days at Camden's Continuous Learning Center, working with the students to create their own group anthem. Here is an article about the Aiken residency: http://www.aikenstandard.com/Local/0115-juilliard-residency. All of the activities amounted to a triumphant celebration of collaboration, camaraderie, creativity, and the power of music.

This afternoon Elizabeth will take part in a special memorial concert at the Music Institute of Chicago honoring the life and legacy of Emilio del Rosario, one of her principal teachers and one of the country's most renowned pedagogues. Elizabeth will perform her own arrangement Gershwin's "The Man I Love" as a heartfelt tribute to her former teacher. The concert will be broadcast at a future date on WFMT 98.7, Chicago's Fine Arts station.

On the A&R Duo front, there are some exciting news! First, the website has been completely revamped; check out the new site: www.andersonroe.com. (Take note of the new domain name!) Follow the Duo on Twitter. Also, watch the latest music video, featuring their own virtuosic take on Carmen Fantasy, a short film that is the Duo's most elaborate production to date:

January 12, 2011

Happy New Year! To usher in 2011, watch this special video by the EG (Entertainment Gathering) Conference, featuring appearances by former presenters, including Elizabeth and her duo partner Greg Anderson. A year ago, they made their second consecutive appearance at this extraordinary event that culls the thinkers, artists, visionaries, and legends of our time. See the video here:


Also, check out Elizabeth and Greg's offering from the EG commemorative book Reflections: http://ark.the-eg.com/programs/reflections/index71.html