Two generations of master musicians will bring their talents to the University of Houston for the 31st Annual International Piano Festival. Included in this year's event are festival founder and one of classical music's most esteemed figures Abbey Simon, popular concert artist Sandro Russo and innovative duo Anderson and Roe.
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe's musical union began while they were students at The Julliard School. The duo's flamboyant performances have earned acclaim from critics and audiences alike. At times, the artists share the piano bench for well-oiled performances that find their fingers crisscrossing the keys. During other performances, they embark on intricate duets on two grand pianos. The pair takes on a variety of genres including popular music (Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean"), film scores (Star Wars) and, of course, classics from Mozart, Vivaldi and others.
The program includes Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 and Erbarme dich from St. Matthew Passion.