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Spring summary + summer update by Elizabeth Roe

Highlights of Spring 2014:

>> Concert tours of Taiwan and Korea, including appearances at the National Concert Hall in Taipei and the LG Arts Center in Seoul. (The latter recital was broadcast on Korea's MBC TV.)

>> Residency & gala performance at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

-Performance Today interview and taping

Post-taping with Fred Child, host of American Public Media's  Performance Today

Post-taping with Fred Child, host of American Public Media's Performance Today

>> The world premiere of Daníel Bjarnason's Five Possibilities at the Green Music Center
>> The completion of Year 1 (of a two-year residency) at Sonoma State University
>> Rite of Spring collaboration with a dance troupe composed of Dreyfoos School dancers and led by famed Alvin Ailey choreographers Christopher Huggins and Levi Marsman at the Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach

The summer has been equally eventful:

>> Second appearance at the Esplanade in Singapore. Watch Channel News Asia's TV interview / preview here: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/tv/tvshows/firstlook/a-match-made-in-piano/1153178.html
>> Anderson & Roe's UK debut, including a live appearance on BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune' programme.
>> Concerts at Stateside venues, including the Grand Teton Music Festival

Coming up next: the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos at the Chautauqua Music Festival and Trio Ariadne performances at the Green Music Center; check the calendar for details.

Return to the Festspiele Meckpomm by Elizabeth Roe

Earlier this month, Elizabeth and her Ensemble ACJW colleagues returned to Germany's illustrious Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in a Carnegie Hall-sponsored residency. It was another richly satisfying artistic partnership with the outstanding British violinist Daniel Hope and the FMV. Elizabeth and her colleagues appeared on the festival's stages in Heiligendamm, Schwerin, and Greiswald in performances of chamber music masterworks, including: La Revue de Cuisine by Bohuslav Martinů; Vox Balaenae by George Crumb;the Dumky Trio by Antonin Dvořák; the Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano by Francis Poulenc; and, alongside Daniel Hope, Contrasts by Béla Bartók. What a fulfilling and fantastisch start to the summer!

L to R: Arthur Sato (oboe), Elizabeth Joy Roe (piano) and Brad Balliett (bassoon) perform Poulenc's Trio

Check out the blog for more photos from the trip!