Sep 16, 2023
Alberta Bair Theater
2801 Third Ave. N.
$20 - $69
Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869) | Roman Carnival Overture
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Piano Concerto No. 10 for Two Pianos
Ottorino Respighi (1879–1936) | Fountains of Rome
Georges Bizet (1838–1875) arr. Greg Anderson | Carmen Fantasy
Anderson and Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21stcentury. Hailed as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “rockstars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on PBS and MTV, recorded Billboard chart-topping albums, toured worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and released Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos viewed by millions.
- No matter what your background is in classical music—you can be an aficionado or you could be a total amateur—hopefully you'll find something in their concerts or music videos or compositions that will resonate.
- They believe that music can be a very potent form of communication and of synthesizing what's happening in the world. It's a way of tapping into this shared humanity.
Sample Videos of Program selections
Greg Anderson | Pianist
In pursuit of his mission to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society, Greg Anderson has developed a multi-faceted career as a pianist, composer, and filmmaker. Today Greg is an internationally renowned concert pianist with live tours reaching four continents and 24 countries, 30+ million music video views, daily radio plays, and over a thousand performances of his compositions every year. His intuitively creative approach and ability to connect with the next generation have attracted the attention of such media outlets as PBS, MTV, the BBC, and the Today Show. He is profiled in Nick Romeo’s Driven, David Cutler’s The Savvy Musician, and Adrian Daub’s Four-Handed Monsters, and he has been featured on NPR’s Performance Today, All Things Considered, and A Prairie Home Companion, as well as Pianist, Gramophone, and Listen magazines.
Greg’s compositions and arrangements offer an additional outlet for his mission. His 100+ works are featured on the Universal, Sony, EMI, and Steinway record labels and are frequently performed by concert pianists, major orchestras, and amateurs alike. His scores reinvent popular classics, explore new pianistic techniques, and engender joyfulness and togetherness in music-making. Piano teachers regularly assign his music to students, and thousands of pianists have uploaded their performances to YouTube. As the Northwest Reverb argued, his music makes “a strong case that playing piano is the most fun thing that two people could ever do together.” Greg’s works are published by Alfred Music on the “Anderson & Roe Duos & Duets Series” and his own publishing company, Awkward Fermata Press.
Greg received his Doctorate and Master of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where one of his performances was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Greg is a Steinway artist.