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Anderson & Roe piano duo bring fiery performances to UGA Presents

Anderson and Roe will make their UGA Presents debut on Sept. 16. (Photo by Lisa Maria Mazzucco).

With millions of YouTube views, rapturous reviews and chart-topping albums, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo is “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice). And whether at one piano or two, Juilliard-trained Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (Washington Post).

In their UGA Presents debut Sept. 16 at Hodgson Concert Hall, the pair juxtaposes music by Mozart, Schubert and Rachmaninoff with interpretations of songs by Leonard Cohen (“Hallelujah”) and the Beatles (“Let it Be”). Their rowdy, no-holds-barred take on Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story” has to be seen and heard to be believed.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Anderson & Roe’s debut. Since forming their dynamic musical partnership as students at The Juilliard School, they have toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists; appeared on NPR, MTV, PBS and the BBC; presented at numerous international leader symposiums; and served as hosts of NPR’s “From the Top” and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

The duo’s appearance for UGA Presents is just the first memorable piano event of the season. On Jan. 23, Ukranian-American pianist Stanislav Khristenko will appear with the Lviv National Philharmonic of Ukraine and conductor Theodore Kuchar in Grieg’s beloved piano concerto.

British virtuoso Stephen Hough comes to Hodgson Concert Hall on April 2, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center brings to Athens a program of Brahms and Dohnányi featuring Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen on April 23.

Three ways to order 

  1. Purchase tickets online at pac.uga.edu.
  2. Call the Performing Arts Center box office at 706-542-4400, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  3. Visit the UGA Performing Arts Center box office, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (five-minute parking is available in the drop off circle at the Performing Arts Center for purchasing or picking up tickets.)

UGA Presents season subscriptions are still on sale and offer the deepest discounts available to all patrons. Choose from the all-encompassing Everything Ticket (25% off single ticket prices), one of the curated series (20% off), or create a series of five or more performances (10% off).

To learn more about all UGA Performing Arts Center events, visit pac.uga.edu.