Dubbed “the most dynamic piano duo of this generation,” Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Roe make a return appearance at the Festival – this time to perform a special concert honoring Mother’s Day. The program will include a wide-ranging selection of music – from Rachmaninoff to their own arrangements of the Beatles and Pharrell Williams – and will feature a special “Mother’s Suite” created for the occasion.
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, Anderson and Roe recently released their daring and ambitious music film, The Rite of Spring.
arr. FERRUCCIO BUSONI
(Based on the finale of the Piano Concerto in F Major, K. 459)
|RACHMANINOFF||Suite No. 1
(Fantasie-tableaux) for Two Pianos, Op. 5
|Various, arr. ANDERSON & ROE||“Mother’s Suite”|
arr. ANDERSON & ROE
arr. Anderson & Roe
|Virtuoso Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F-sharp Minor|
Pianist ELIZABETH JOY ROE has been hailed “brilliant” (The New York Times), “an artist to be taken seriously” (The Chicago Tribune), “electrifying” (The Dallas Morning News), “a mature, fascinating interpreter and an artist of intelligence, insight, and a genuine grace” (The Southampton Press), and she was named one of the classical music world’s “Six on the Rise: Young Artists to Watch” by Symphony Magazine.
The recipient of the prestigious William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award, she has appeared as recitalist, orchestral soloist, and collaborative musician at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the 92nd Street Y (New York); the Kennedy Center (Washington, DC); Salle Cortot (Paris); the Ravinia Festival (Chicago); the Seoul Arts Center (Korea); the National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing); the Oriental Art Center (Shanghai); Teatro Argentino (Buenos Aires); the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami); the Banff Centre (Canada); and the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany). She has given the Carnegie Hall premiere of Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen for the composer’s centennial celebration, hosted by Pierre Boulez; performed for members of the United Nations; presented at international leadership symposia including the EG, Imagine Solutions Conference, La Ciudad de las Ideas, and Chicago Ideas Week; and completed an artistic residency sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Argentina.
Greg pursues his mission with such zeal that he has developed a multi-faceted career in the arts, and his exploits have attracted the attention of such media outlets as PBS, MTV, and the Today Show; Gramophone, Clavier Companion, Listen, and Pianist magazines; and NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, From the Top,Performance Today, and All Things Considered.
Greg’s hundreds of performances have elicited universal acclaim – “the highest level of artistry” (The Star-Telegram), “electrifying and riveting” (The Cyprus Mail), “astounding” (Edmond Life and Leisure), and “gripping… rapturous… thoughtful, passionate” (San Jose Mercury News). He has performed in Carnegie Hall, soloed with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, released several albums, and toured in North America, Asia, and Europe. Greg has established a groundbreaking piano duo partnership with Elizabeth Joy Roe, and their self-produced, Emmy-nominated music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube. Their most recent album, When Words Fade, spent over a dozen weeks on the Billboard Charts.