Saturday, April 12, 2008

Four hands, one piano

If you're up for a little classical piano craziness, you might want to check out a concert at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church (in Mahtomedi, Minnesota) at 4 p.m. tomorrow afternoon featuring Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Roe, an innovative piano duo that met up while studying at The Juilliard School.

Apparently Juilliard students get wild by rethinking Strauss and Saint-Saëns. (Don't believe me? Watch the video.) Come to think of it, things weren't all that different at my alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison — just replace "Strauss" with "Flippy Cup" and "Saint-Saëns" with "Beer Pong."

Okay, so maybe Greg and I have traveled slightly divergent paths since we played together in the esteemed Lake Elmo Elementary Orchestra; it'll still be good to see an exceptionally talented Stillwater Area High School grad come home to light up a local stage.

And it looks like it's going to be a hell of a show.

See you there!

UPDATE: The concert was indeed awesome, and it delivered on its promise of fireworks. It was also well attended, with about 500 people paying $10 a head to see the performance. Hopefully that bodes well for this year's White Pine Festival.

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