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.

highlights of the year by Elizabeth Roe

Elizabeth had an exciting year, marked by significant projects, travels, and changes. Here are 13 highlights of '13:

1. Appearing alongside Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Dave Grusin, Mark O'Connor, Terence Blanchard, Shelly Berg, Eric Owens, and Desmond Richardson at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center for a special, one-time-only "Jazz at the Philharmonic" event

Dress rehearsal at the Arsht featuring jazz legends

Classical piano meets jazz: Elizabeth Joy Roe with jazz great Dave Grusin

2. Meeting and playing for Yo-Yo Ma and Nancy Pelosi at the Green Music Center

3. Performing at Disneyland for the MTNA National Conference's closing gala

4. Presenting on creative risk-taking at the EG Conference

Elizabeth at EG7 in Monterey, CA

5. Performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue in subscription concerts with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Anderson & Roe with Maestro Carolyn Kuan of the HSO

6. Filming and releasing The Rite of Spring: A Musical Odyssey, a 10-part film homage to Stravinsky's seminal work

'Rite of Spring 100' film shoot in the desert

7. Traveling to Iceland for the first time for a chamber music residency with Decoda

Decoda residency in Iceland

8. Recording an all-Mozart piano duo album (to be released in February 2014)

Mozart album sessions at SUNY-Purchase with acclaimed engineer/producer Steven Epstein

9. Starting and shaping a new residency at Sonoma State University community as Weill Hall Artists-in-Residence with Trio Ariadne

Trio Ariadne (Carol McGonnell, Elizabeth Joy Roe, Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir) perform at the Green Music Center

10. Autumn trip to London (special project TBA)

EJR in London

11. New partnership with Alfred Music Publishing and a guest blog for Gramophone

12. Concerts in Palm Beach, Santa Fe, Hawaii, and other breathtaking places throughout the US

Leis in Honolulu!

13. Anderson & Roe's second tour of China (including recitals at China's top concert halls: the NCPA in Beijing, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Shenzhen Concert Hall, and Guangzhou's Xinghai Concert Hall)

A&R in Shanghai

As always, more music and adventures to come .... Happy New Year to all!

SSU Residency & ROS Part II officially begin by Elizabeth Roe

Elizabeth and her Trio Ariadne colleagues, clarinetist Carol McGonnell and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, have begun their residency at Sonoma State University. They were featured performers at the opening Convocation ceremony at Weill Hall, and they are already working with students and in the surrounding community. Read more about their residency here.


In Anderson & Roe news, here are the first two installments of RITE OF SPRING 100 / PART II: