APRIL JOY

On April 21,  2013, The Symphony will be joined by the most thrilling young duo performing today ”Anderson & Roe” performing Mozart’s exuberant Concerto for Two Pianos. Described by The Southampton Press as "Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard,” Greg Anderson and Liz Roe bring their joyous camaraderie and refined artistry to the concert stage. They have dazzled audiences around the world as a four-hand and two-piano team.

Complimenting The Symphony and this spectacular duo, will be Guest Conductor Oriol Sans, an emerging young conductor who has performed with orchestras across Europe and America, and studied with some of the most acclaimed contemporary maestros and musicians.

Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos
Dvořák's Symphony No. 7
Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin

 

 

Join us for a FREE pre-concert lecture at 3:00 pm. Tickets range from $20 to $70 and are available now through The Lensic (505) 988-1234 or The Symphony Box Office (505) 983-1414.

Thank you to our concert sponsors:
Karl & Harriet Schreiner and Thornburg Investment Management

Anderson Roe Duo
“[Anderson & Roe] bring to the concert stage precisely the kind of rampant energy classical music performance needs to keep the works fresh and vital. Playing [Stravinsky's Rite of Spring], the two exhibited a choreography of hand shifting bordering on the acrobatic, adding enormously to the balletic savagery of the music.” —Albuquerque Journal

Greg Anderson and Liz Roe 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, St. Paul, Fort Worth, Milwaukee, Orlando, and Washington, D.C., as well as in nearly every New York City venue imaginable, from Carn

egie Hall to children's hospitals. 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. In recognition of their singular vision for the advancement of classical music, Greg and Liz have been invited to present at several international leader symposiums, including the 2008 and2010 Entertainment Gatherings (EG) in Monterey, California, and the 2010 Imagine Solutions Conference in Naples, Florida. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo released their debut album, Reimagine, in 2008.

Greg and Liz left an indelible impression at The Juilliard School, where they both earned their bachelor's and master's degrees. They were granted the honor to perform on numerous prominent Juilliard events, and a live performance by the duo is even includedon the "Sounds of Juilliard" CD celebrating the school's centennial year. In 2006, given only two months to compose and prepare, the Anderson & Roe piano duo gave the world premiere of their own composition "Star Wars Fantasy: Four Impressions for Two Pianos," replacing John Williams on Juilliard's "Cinema Serenades" concert in Alice Tully Hall. Additionally, the two directed the groundbreaking project "Life Between the Keys," a concert that involved the entire Juilliard Piano Class of 2004; this event celebrated the class's unique friendships and chronicled its Juilliard experience in an all-American program of piano music.

Oriol Sans, Conductor
Oriol Sans is an emerging young conductor who has performed with orchestras in America and Europe, and studied with some of the most acclaimed contemporary maestros and musicians. His recent engagements include guest conducting the San Juan Symphony in Durango (Colorado), the Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco in Guadalajara (Mexico), and the New Mexico Philharmonic in Albuquerque. Oriol has been an assistant conductor to maestros Kenneth Kiesler, John Nelson, Jerry Blackstone, Martin Katz, and Andrew Grams with several orchestras and projects, including a production of the Damnation of Faust by Berlioz in Lisbon with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris for their concerts in the Festival de Saint-Denis and in the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
 
A native of Catalonia, Spain, Oriol began his musical career as a student at L'Escolania de Montserrat, the renowned boys' choir. He went on to study Orchestral an
d Choral Conducting at the Barcelona Conservatory where he received the school’s Honors Award in both specialties upon graduation. Following his training in Spain, Oriol brought his studies to the United States with maestro Kenneth Kiesler at the University of Michigan, where he received his Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting in April 2008 and his Doctorate in Musical Arts in August 2011.

Oriol was the recipient of the Dorothy Greenwald Scholarship for promising instrumentalists, conductors, and composers as well as a scholarship granted by the Agustí Pedro i Pons Foundation for upper level musical studies. He has complemented his conducting training by attending masterclasses in Spain, Austria, Germany, England, France, Canada and the United States. In addition to his degrees in music, he also holds a Bachelor's degree in Humanities from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and completed graduate courses in musicology at the Autònoma of Barcelona University.
 
As music director of several groups, choirs, and orchestras in Catalonia, Oriol led as a faculty member at the Mollerussa School of Music, Lleida Conservatory, and Lleida University. He was the music director of the University of Michigan Campus orchestras from 2008 to 2010, and he currently holds the position of Music Director of the Life Sciences Orchestra since 2010. He conducted performances of two opera productions, Eugene Onegin and Marriage of Figaro in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Most recently, in November 2011, he was appointed the music director of a full production of Verdi’s Falstaff which was received with rave reviews from the local press. In addition to his engagements as a conductor, Oriol also works as the score reader for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their webcast series.  

 

 

 
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