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When Words Fade, a song sheds its specific narrative-but the emotion remains with all its potency. You, the listener, are free to infuse the music with your own personal meaning. We challenge you to do so as you listen to this collection of vocal music we've reimagined for a wordless medium: the piano duo. When words fade, we are left with the heart of the matter, the essential truths unmitigated by the approximations of verbal expression. Words may comprise our main mode of communication, but they often fall short in embodying our innermost emotions, thoughts, and imaginings. This is where music enters: in the spaces between, in the silence. Music captures the ineffable, and that is why it is so undeniably powerful-it gives our deepest and often subconscious feelings shape and flow, as well as a beating, singing heart.
Anderson and Roe: RLPO - Mozart 'Concerto for Two Pianos' was electrifying / theartsdesk
There must be something of a beauty parade going on in Liverpool now that Vasily Petrenko has called time on his tenure at Philharmonic Hall. After all, someone will need to step into his shoes from 2021 after he departs for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It was refreshing, therefore, to welcome Anu Tali to conduct the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, making her debut with the orchestra. She's cond...
Anderson and Roe set for Bay Area dates / The Mercury News
The music world is rife with competition, but when Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe met as piano students at the Juilliard School in 2002, they decided to pair up and launch their careers as a duo. Since then, Anderson and Roe have earned acclaim in concerts and appearances on MTV, PBS, NPR and the BBC, released four albums on the Steinway label, and reached millions of viewers with their vivacious Yo...
Anderson and Roe's pyrotechnics dazzle at Kennedy Center / Washington Post
Since first collaborating in the early 2000s as Juilliard classmates, piano duo Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe have made a career out of performing and composing together, elevating four-hand keyboard music into an art form. While each is a virtuosic powerhouse pianist in his and her own right, what sets the pair apart is an ability to make emotional and spiritual connections with their audiences, n...
Minnesota Beethoven Festival brings Anderson and Roe to Winona / La Crosse Tribune
For more than two weeks this month, Winona and Carnegie Hall will have something in common. They'll both host some of the world's greatest classical artists. The Minnesota Beethoven Festival - in its 11th season - will feature top names in the classical scene, including violinist Joshua Bell, choral director Dale Warland, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Anderson and Roe piano duo among many ot...
Red River Radio spotlights Shreveport Symphony w/Anderson & Roe
Kermit Poling spoke with Shreveport Symphony - Music Director Michael Butterman and guest artists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe about the Saturday, October 22 Riverview Theater concert. They will perform Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The concert also includes Rusty Air in Carolina by Mason Bates and Stravinsky's Pulcinella Suite. Then on ...
Boulder Philharmonic opens season with Anderson & Roe / Boulder Weekly review
It sounds just like Boulder: "a mixture of cheeky irreverence and sophistication, elegant and raucous." That's conductor Michael Butterman describing the first piece of the Boulder Philharmonic's 2016-17 season - Francis Poulenc's Concerto for Two Pianos. Soloists for the concerto will be the duo pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe. After the Poulenc, Roe will return to the stage alo...
Anderson and Roe set for Boulder Phil opener / Boulder Daily Camera
For the Oct. 8 Boulder Philharmonic 2016-17 season opener at Macky Auditorium, pianists Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, will play the 1932 Concerto for Two Pianos in D minor by French composer Francis Poulenc. Besides Mozart's well-known two-piano concerto in E-flat, the Poulenc work is about the only other standard for piano duo and orchestra. Because its three movements only last abo...
Anderson and Roe set for UC Davis - Pitzer Center / San Francisco Classical Voice
Elizabeth Joy Roe is two hands of the four-hand "piano band," Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. Greg Anderson and Liz Roe: two millennials from Juilliard who've made it big, and as Roe puts it - and humbly - never had to go through the "modest gig stage," never did weddings and malls, never did "background music," but went straight to Carnegie Hall. And then to music videos. And now here they are after...
Anderson & Roe play Bach and Radiohead at the Carmel Bach Festival / Monterey County Weekly
The under-40 set makes up about 10 percent of the audience at the Sunset Center Thursday night. That's pretty impressive for the Carmel Bach Festival, which in the words of spokesman Scott Seward has been "actively seeking to recruit younger listeners." It's also a testament to the buzz around piano duo Anderson & Roe. It makes sense that Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, millennials themselve...
Anderson & Roe play Olympic Music Festival / Seattle Times
The first query on the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo's Frequently Asked Questions "personal" list is "Are you two married … or is your relationship strictly professional?" The answer is no … and no. The subject naturally arises from the exceptionally intimate performances shared by longtime best friends and musical partners Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, who will undoubtedly knock out ...
Anderson & Roe know 'When Words Fade'
The piano duo Anderson & Roe's first release for the Steinway label is 'When Words Fade.' The arrangements include vocal music for piano, 4-hands or two pianos, and ranges from the Baroque to Coldplay. They understand their instruments completely and know how to get just what they want out of them. Most of Anderson & Roe's arrangements not only show off the duo's talent, but s...
Words Fade with Anderson & Roe
Piano duo Anderson & Roe challenge listeners to take on their lyric-less music and infuse unique meaning to each composition on their new album When Words Fade. When Words Fade features 12 new arrangements of vocal music espousing the wonders of the night challenging listeners to "escape the mundane and leap into the music's revelations." With works by composers Vivaldi and Sc...