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Pianist Greg Anderson performs music from Bach to Radiohead

September 14, 2011

Sep. 29 Doctor of Musical Arts recital also features Anderson & Roe Duo

The Yale School of Music presents the pianist Greg Anderson in a Doctor of Musical Arts recital on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College Street).

Known for his adventurous programming, Anderson will perform an eclectic assortment of music, from Bach to Rachmaninoff to Radiohead.

The concert will open with two solo piano works: J.S. Bach’s French Suite in G major and Rachmaninoff’s Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28.

The second half of the program will feature the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, Anderson’s longstanding musical partnership with Elizabeth Joy Roe. Their program, featuring fantasies and arrangements by Anderson himself, will include Bach’s “Erbarme Dich” from the St. Matthew Passion; Aria (“Lo, at Midnight”) from the Bachianas Brasilieras by Villa-Lobos; Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” from the album OK Computer; and the Fantasy for two pianos from Bizet’s opera Carmen.

Admission to the concert is free, and no tickets are required. For more information, visit music.yale.edu or call the Yale School of Music concert office at 203 432-4158.

About the Performers

Greg Anderson is a multifaceted musician whose exploits have attracted the attention of such media outlets as PBS and MTV; 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 established a groundbreaking piano duo partnership with Elizabeth Joy Roe, and their unconventional music videos have been viewed millions of times. Greg’s compositions and arrangements are featured on the EMI, Sony, E1, and Steinway record labels and have been performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and the 5 Browns, among others. Greg is a Steinway Artist and a graduate of Juilliard and Yale. To learn more, please visit Greg’s interactive website, andersonpiano.com.

The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo is revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (The Southampton Press) and “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest), Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe dazzle audiences around the world as a four-hand and two-piano team. Greg and Liz met in 2000 as freshmen at The Juilliard School and formed their dynamic musical partnership shortly thereafter. They have since toured North America and beyond, with notable performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Salt Lake City, and many New York City venues. Together they have appeared on MTV and NPR, the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals. The duo released its debut album, Reimagine, in 2008. Their interactive website, andersonroe.net, has generated tremendous enthusiasm among fans and Internet bloggers. The duo responds regularly to user questions and comments, and their wildly creative, self-produced music videos have been viewed millions of times on YouTube alone.