Howard Community College Presents the Acclaimed Piano Duo, Anderson and Roe
Columbia, MD – Join the Music Department at Howard Community College (HCC) for two concerts featuring the Anderson and Roe Piano Duo on September 28 and 29, 2019, in the Smith Theatre, located in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA). Proceeds from the events will benefit the HCC All-Steinway Initiative, ensuring every performance venue, music studio, and music classroom at the college’s campus is equipped with a Steinway piano.
“Wouldn’t It Be Grand?” begins at 6 p.m. on September 28, with a reception in the Grand Hall, featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, and craft beer. A concert by Anderson & Roe will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Theatre. The event concludes with dessert and coffee during a Meet and Greet with the artists in the Grand Hall. Cocktail attire preferred.
Individual tickets are $100 per person and may be purchased through the Horowitz Center box office or online. Sponsorships ranging from $500 to $25,000 are also available. Tickets and more information can be found at www.howardcc.edu/steinwayevening.
“Share the Joy of Music with Family and Friends” begins with a concert at 3 p.m. and a Meet and Greet with the Artists at 4 p.m. Tickets are $40 for general admission, $10 for students; Ages six and older will be admitted.
About the Artists
Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Hailed as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on PBS and MTV, recorded Billboard chart-topping albums, toured worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and released Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos viewed by millions. Anderson & Roe believe strongly in the communicative potential of music, and their performances, compositions, websites, videos, recordings, and writings all serve this mission, bringing joy to people around the world. As the Northwest Reverb recently stated, “[Anderson & Roe] swept the audience into a cheering mass of humanity, making a strong case that playing piano is the most fun thing that two people could ever do together.”
About the All-Steinway Initiative:
Proceeds from these concerts will benefit the HCC All-Steinway Initiative, a campaign for the college to become an All-Steinway School. This designation is awarded to an institution directly by Steinway & Sons, providing 90 percent of the pianos owned by the institution are designed by Steinway. The All-Steinway School Initiative will equip HCC's teaching, practicing, and performance spaces with 21 new Steinway pianos at a cost of $2,000,000. The gold standard of pianos, Steinway pianos are renowned for their beautiful and rich tone color palette, almost indestructible construction quality, and longevity. They have long been the choice of great pianists and musicians. HCC’s initiative to become an All-Steinway school exemplifies the college’s commitment to educational excellence and quality. With this designation, HCC will join the ranks of prestigious All-Steinway Schools around the country including Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School, University of Maryland, and many more.
Thanks to the generosity of donors and an HCC Educational Foundation endowment, HCC was able to purchase a Steinway D concert grand piano earlier this year. The new Steinway D was selected by piano faculty members and a former HCC piano major. The instrument was chosen from a group of five pianos at the Steinway Factory in New York City. Music department students, faculty, staff, and administrators welcomed the new instrument to the college’s Monteabaro Recital Hall on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The upcoming weekend with Anderson and Roe will bring the college one step closer to becoming an All-Steinway School.
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