Friday, November 27, 2009

Rogé gives back

Pascal Rogé, the French pianist, will perform next week with the North Carolina Symphony for no fee after the financially struggling orchestra found it couldn't afford to pay him. His wife, pianist Ami Rogé, will join him in performances with the orchestra on Dec. 3 in Southern Pines and Dec. 4-5 in Raleigh.

"[I]deally, concerts are about love of the music and love for the audience. It's nice to be able, for once, to do a concert for the real reason," Rogé tells Rob Christensen of The News & Observer: