It Takes Two to Libertango

GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE have been described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (The Southampton Press). Together they bring a fresh and visionary approach to the concert stage, dazzling audiences with their adrenalized performances, inventive programming, original compositions, and refined artistry. The duo has presented innovative concerts around the world and in nearly every New York City venue imaginable: from from Carnegie Hall to children’s hospitals. They have appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live and NPR’s From the Top, and they released their debut album, “Reimagine,” in 2008.

Greg and Elizabeth both received their bachelor and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, where they left an indelible impression. The duo was featured on several prominent Juilliard events; they jointly presented for members of the United Nations, performed repeatedly for the board of directors and donors of the school, and replaced John Williams as composers on Juilliard’s “Cinema Serenades” concert. Additionally, the two directed the groundbreaking project “Life Between the Keys,” a concert that involved the entire Juilliard Piano Class of 2004. A live performance by the Anderson & Roe piano duo is included on the “Sounds of Juilliard” CD celebrating the school’s centennial year.

In this video, the piano duo performs Libertango, by the great tango composer Astor Piazolla.  Anderson & Roe are featured artists in The Savvy Musician.

While there are hundreds of thousands of great performances captured on tape, the music videos featured on TSM blog feature musical creations that are unusual, innovative, humorous, or otherwise purple. This collection is fun–perhaps a stress reliever or diversion at a late night bash! It also provides you with an opportunity to discover new and creative musicians. Let us know if you’d like to see a video here. ENJOY!!!

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