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Washington Post review, radio & more by Elizabeth Roe

October continued to be jam-packed, with concerts spanning the United States. Elizabeth had another concerto collaboration with conductor Michael Butterman, giving a repeat performance of the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini and the Poulenc Double Concerto (with piano duo partner Greg Anderson), this time with the Shreveport Symphony. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo also joined Maestro Butterman for a preview interview with Louisiana's Red River Radio.

During Anderson & Roe's visit to Colorado earlier in October, they stopped by Colorado Public Radio's studio for an interview and live performance; watch below:

Anderson & Roe closed out the month with two concerts (in Washington, DC, and New York City) celebrating Halloween, centering on their own fiercely virtuosic arrangement of Danse Macabre. Anne Midgette, classical music critic at the Washington Post, reviewed the National Gallery recital, proclaiming:

Anderson and Roe {...] are the very model of complete 21st-century musicians. They fuse classical and pop music into a blend of high artistry and skillful entertainment; they write informative program notes; they talk to the audience from the stage, passing the mic back and forth. That they are crack pianists goes without saying.

Read the rest of the review here.

***FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Elizabeth's recording of the complete Field Nocturnes is up for Grammy Award consideration on the 2017 ballot. Members of the Recording Academy: please vote!

2015: New Year, New Endeavors by Elizabeth Roe

2015 is off to an eventful and exciting start, with the following projects and events underway:

The release of the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo's fourth studio album, The Art of Bach:

The Art of Bach, Anderson & Roe's latest album

The start of the final phase of the Sonoma State University residency, including educational concerts throughout Sonoma County:

Elizabeth Joy Roe and Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir perform for students at El Molino High School

An interview with Charles Sepos on KRCB's Curtain Call:

A recital with cellist Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir at the Green Music Center in a program featuring Beethoven's "Bei Männern" Variations and the cello & piano sonatas of Britten and Rachmaninoff

Anderson & Roe's Alaskan debut at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center, plus educational concerts in local schools

The latest press:
With the one-and-only Yo-Yo Ma at the Green Music Center:

Coming up: a release concert for The Art of Bach at New York City's SubCulture, the Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Trio Ariadne's presentation of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Green Music Center. Check the calendar and this page for the latest updates.

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.