Sunday, December 2, 2018
5:00 p.m. - Champagne Reception
6:00 p.m. - Concert
7:30 p.m. - Dinner*
Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans


Concert Program




"The Night... The Love" from Suite No.1 for Two Pianos, Op.5


Carmen Fantasy for Two Pianos


Hallelujah Variations (Variations on a Theme by Leonard Cohen)


"Let It Be" from Let It Be

NOCTURNE is the Annual Gala and Fundraiser of the Musical Arts Society of New Orleans. Held at the Ritz-Carlton in downtown New Orleans, this beautiful event has become one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. The evening includes a champagne reception, salon recital by a world-renowned pianist, and a fabulous dinner. Proceeds from this event help us to continue offering you a wide variety of innovative musical programming during the year.

About the Artists

The Anderson & Roe Mission: To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. 

Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as and “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their albums on the Steinway Label (When Words FadeAn Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmy-nominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals.

Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, Anderson & Roe have toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, presented at numerous international leader symposiums, and appeared on MTV, PBS, NPR, and the BBC. A live performance by Anderson & Roe was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2017/18 season include concerts throughout North America (including their Kennedy Center debut), Europe, Asia, and New Zealand; concerto appearances with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Rochester Philharmonic; the release of their latest album, Mother Muse; and webcast hosting for the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. More at

*Dinner: We are offering our Nocturne guests 3 entreé selections for the sit down dinner following Anderson & Roe's concert. Choices are roasted chicken, a seared fish filet, and vegetarian. We ask that our guests make their selections for everyone in their party by November 23. Please send your selections and any other menu or seating requests to Elissa Bluth at by November 23. If no selection is made, the roasted chicken entreé will be served. 

NOCTURNE XVI is presented with support from:

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