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   Date: 3/24/10 Bookmark and Share

Visiting Pianist, 'Young Artist on the Rise' to Perform

Classical pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe, a Visiting Artist and Lecturer at Smith this year, will perform a concert of classical works covering several centuries and half a dozen European countries on Saturday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage.

Roe will perform the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Etude Fantasy by John Corigliano (born 1938) La Valse by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), Isoldens Liebestod by Franz Liszt (1811-1886) (from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde), and Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881).

The concert is free and open to the public.

Hailed as "brilliant" by The New York Times, pianist Roe was featured as one of the classical music world’s “Six on the Rise: Young Artists to Watch in 2008” by Symphony Magazine. The winner of the prestigious William Petschek Piano Debut Recital Award, she has appeared as recitalist, orchestral soloist, chamber musician, and duo pianist at major venues worldwide, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), the Seoul Arts Center (Korea), Salle Cortot (Paris), Teatro Argentino (Buenos Aires), the Banff Centre (Canada), the Portland International Piano Festival, and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Festival. She has performed with the Milwaukee, Corpus Christi, Indianapolis, Delaware, Lubbock, Texas, and Ars Viva Symphony Orchestras; the Chicago Philharmonic; the Milwaukee and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras; and the Juilliard Orchestra, among others.

After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The Juilliard School, she was handpicked to join The Academy, a Carnegie Hall fellowship program devoted to performance, education, and advocacy. A Steinway Artist and Soros Fellow, Roe’s multifaceted career includes NPR broadcasts, YouTube music videos, premieres of new music, and community engagement projects.

View a performance by Roe and pianist Gregory Anderson of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos. Or visit her Web site.

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