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February 19, 2013 > Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents electrifying piano duo concert

Fremont Symphony Orchestra presents electrifying piano duo concert

Submitted By Shannon Stowe

Fremont Symphony Orchestra proudly presents a concert by the most dynamic piano duo of this generation, Anderson & Roe, on Sunday, February 24 at the Smith Center, Ohlone College, in Fremont. Described as "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard" (The Southampton Press), this virtuoso team has revolutionized the piano duo experience for the 21st century, making classical music a relevant and powerful force in society once again.

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe met in 2000 as freshmen at the Juilliard School and formed their amazing partnership soon after. They have played to sold-out houses across the globe and amazed audiences with their musical diversity and intense live performances. Widely known for their daring four-hand piano technique and their genre-busting, boundary-crossing arrangements of classical and popular favorites, from Brahms and Debussy to Michael Jackson and John Lennon, they have thrilled all who hear them.

Time Out New York called them a decidedly broad-minded young piano duo. The Herald Tribune stated that even the most jaded of concert goers sat forward in their seats and dropped their jaws in amazement as these two just re-wrote the book of the tedious concert recital; and Cascadia Weekly described them as visionaries and dreamers; they are the risk takers who are pushing the boundaries of the traditional world... They are the types of souls who will ultimately save our creative universe.

We are so excited to have Anderson & Roe perform for Fremont Symphony in anticipation of the 50th Season. Laura Downs said it best when describing Anderson & Roe: With a repertoire from Michael Jackson's Billie Jean to Stravinsky's Rite of Spring... they could hold their own on MTV as well as NPR... Come celebrate this phenomenal performance with us! says Executive Director Lee Foster.

The concert is Step three of Fremont Symphony's five-step revitalization plan - 5 Steps to 50 Years - a year-long movement which also includes a series of meetings and parties scheduled throughout the year to ask for public opinion, the Annual Young Composer's Concert (Children's Concert) in March, and a Cabaret fundraiser on April 20 to meet the goal of re-engaging the community and raising $100,000 to kick off the 50th Anniversary Season in October 2013.

Individual tickets for Anderson & Roe are: adults, $43/$48 and children/students, $20 for children/students. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.fremontsymphony.org or call (510) 371-4860.

Anderson & Roe
Sunday, Feb 24
7 p.m.
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 371-4860
www.fremontsymphony.org
Tickets: $20 - $48

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