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:
>> 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.

Spring Rites + Summer Solstice by Elizabeth Roe

As we officially enter summer, Anderson & Roe's Rite of Spring film project continues:



Elizabeth just celebrated the summer solstice with her Decoda colleagues (clarinetist Carol McGonnell, violinist Owen Dalby, violist Meena Bhasin, and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdottir) at the Við Djúpið Festival in the charming town of Ísafjörður, located in the west fjords of Iceland. It was a jam-packed week of rehearsals, concerts, workshops, outreach, and galvanizing creative collaboration, thanks to the presence of remarkable Icelandic artists (including composer Daníel Bjarnason) and the supportive involvement of the Ísafjörður community.Over the course of the festival, Elizabeth performed Thomas Adès' Catch, Robert Schumann's Märchenerzählungen and Sonata No. 1 in A minor for Violin and Piano, György Kurtág's Hommage à R. Sch., Johannes Brahms' Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Lou Harrison's Grand Duo for Violin and Piano, and several new Icelandic compositions. For photos and impressions of the trip, visit the blog.