Past Concerts


Anderson & Roe

Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30 PM
Macky Auditorium, CU Campus, Boulder

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 2 PM
Pinnacle Performing Arts Complex, Denver 

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael Butterman, conductor

POULENC   Concerto for Two Pianos                     
  Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe, duo pianists
RACHMANINOFF   Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini    Listen  
  Elizabeth Joy Roe, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY    Symphony No. 2 (“Little Russian”)  Listen

Classical music’s dazzling piano duo, Anderson and Roe, kicks off our season of remarkable pairings with panache and showmanship. Equal parts élan and reverence, Poulenc’s double concerto provides a sparkling prelude to the virtuosity and lush Romantic melodies of Rachmaninoff’s famous Paganini Rhapsody. Tchaikovsky’s rousing “Little Russian” symphony combines folk-like charm and with a high-energy finale guaranteed to leave you breathless.  

Program Notes

"The most dynamic duo of this generation."
~San Francisco Classical Voice

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An intimate house recital with Anderson & Roe on October 6, click for details & tickets

About Anderson & Roe

The Anderson & Roe mission:
To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest) and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were all released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube.

Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and presented at numerous international leader symposiums. A performance by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2015/16 season included tours throughout North America, Asia, and Europe; performances of Brahms’ Double Concerto in their arrangement for two pianos and orchestra; recitals in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall at the Mostly Mozart Festival; and the premiere of their ambitious—and literally explosive—music film, The Rite of Spring, at the Wine Country Film Festival.

Bobolink TrailMusical Hikes - Streamside Symphony

Saturday, October 1, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, October 8, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Free and open to the public
The Boulder Phil’s Season Opening Concert will feature Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Symphony, a joyous work that celebrates Ukrainian folk melodies inspired by water and rivers. Take an easy pre-concert hike with Open Space and Mountain Parks naturalist Dave Sutherland to explore the symphony along the banks of South Boulder Creek. Many composers have been inspired by water. We’ll see if the creek, the sounds of nature and music, and strolling amid beautiful fall colors, will inspire YOU! Meet at the front entrance of the East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Drive.

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