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Anderson & Roe Piano Duo performs for Huntingdon’s Cheek Concert Series


November 3, 2016

For more information, contact:
Su Ofe
(334) 833-4515; news@hawks.huntingdon.edu

Anderson and Roe Piano Duo Performs for Huntingdon’s Cheek Concert Series

Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will present the electrifying piano duo Anderson & Roe, whom San Francisco Classical Voice describes as “the most dynamic duo of this generation,” for the Elizabeth Belcher Cheek Piano Concert Series, Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Described as “the intense synchronization of genius” (ThirdCoast Digest), Anderson and Roe say they aim to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their fourth collaborative album, The Art of Bach (Steinway Label), was released to critical acclaim in 2015, while their Emmy-nominated and self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube. Highlights of the 2015–16 season included tours throughout North America, East Asia, Europe, and Israel, appearances at the Carmel Bach Festival, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Ventura Music Festival, and Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, and performances with the Chicago Sinfonietta, Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, and Waco Symphony.

Anderson and Roe met in 2000 as freshmen at The Juilliard School and formed their musical partnership shortly thereafter. They have since toured extensively, with notable recitals in Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Italy, Vancouver, and most major US cities, as well as in nearly every New York City venue, from Carnegie Hall to children’s hospitals.Together they have appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live, NPR’s All Things Considered and From the Top, APM’s Performance Today, the Cliburn Concert Series, the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival, and dozens of summer chamber music festivals. Their orchestral engagements include performances with the Hartford, Santa Fe, and Lafayette Symphony Orchestras, and with members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. In recognition of their singular vision for the advancement of classical music, they have been invited to present at numerous international leader symposiums, including the EG (Entertainment Gathering), the Imagine Solutions Conference, Chicago Ideas Week, and Mexico’s Think Tank Festival for Brilliant Minds.Their scores are published by Alfred Music on the “Anderson & Roe Duos & Duets Series” and by Awkward Fermata Press.
American Record Guide says, “There is an overriding joy in their music-making. Couple that with incredible technical abilities, ensemble second to none, and, in their videos, a true sense of theatrical entertainment, and you have a positive look at the future of classical music performance. They do have it all …”
The Concert, endowed by Mr. Ben F. Cheek III and family and part of the College’s Community and Cultural Events Series, sponsored by Baptist Health, is open to the public. There is no cost for admission and tickets are not required.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America”  by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Suellen (Su) Ofe
Associate Vice President
for Marketing and Communications
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591