ROSE-GIBBS DUO

Join us in the ALC Sanctuary on Sunday, November 11 at 3:00 PM for a Very Special Musical Event! (Free Admission)

The Rose-Gibbs Duo has performed throughout the United States as a sax-piano duo. They were top prize winners in the 2008 International Chamber Music and Ensembles Competition, professional division, held in Boston. They are frequent recitalists, presenting beautifully varied sax-piano programs. Tony Gibbs, saxophonist, performed with the U. S. Coast Guard Band from 1980-2000, delighting audiences around the world with his virtuoso solos and sultry sounds. His audiences have included four United States presidents as well as other dignitaries, National Public Radio and Radio Free Europe audiences. During this period he also performed at international saxophone symposiums. Mr. Gibbs was also a music teacher for Coventry Public Schools for many years. He holds degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Connecticut. Concert pianist Benita Rose is in demand not only as half of the Rose-Gibbs Duo, but also as a soloist. Recently relocated to Prescott, she is organist/pianist at American Lutheran Church and piano soloist on the Prescott Chorale and Arizona Philharmonic Concert Series. She gives recitals often and has received acclaim as soloist with orchestras, performing concertos from Mozart, Liszt, Schumann, and Gershwin. She has been heard on over two-hundred radio stations on Martin Goldsmith’s “Performance Today.” Upcoming performances include Minneapolis and Arizona. Ms. Rose ran a successful piano studio in Connecticut, “Rose International Piano Conservatory,” where she enjoyed many prize-winning students. She has served as organist/pianist at Bethany Lutheran Church in West Hartford where she gave annual organ recitals; Assistant Organist at St. Joseph’s Church in Shelton, and Director of Music Ministries of Avon Congregational Church. She holds degrees from the Hartt School and the University of Connecticut