- Date May 1st, 2020 Time 7:30pm Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Join us for a fabulous French Finale with Ravel’s scintillating Bolero and glorious Pavane and Debussy’s delightful Impressionistic depiction of the sea in La Mer. Grieg’s beloved Piano Concerto with world-renowned pianist Stewart Goodyear adds international flair.
Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Debussy: La Mer
Join us for Concert Comments one hour prior to the performance or stay after the concert to mingle with musicians from the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Music Director Ken Lam, and the featured artist at a special post-concert reception hosted by our Guilds. It’s a great way to mingle and enjoy the concert afterglow with other music enthusiasts.
Tickets: $63 / $42 / $21
Students $6 (Age 6-26 with ID)
Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
Friday, May 1, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Concert Comments @ 6:30 PM
UIS Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Debra & Daniel Brownstone, M.D., Dr. Jerry Antonini, Susan & Jesse Smart, The Louise F. & Laurin A. Wollan Endowed Fund
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Stewart Goodyear Piano
Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young pianist as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras of the world , including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bournemouth Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, MDR Symphony Orchestra (Leipzig), Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony , Atlanta Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Goodyear began his training at The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, received his bachelor's degree from Curtis Institute of Music, and completed his master's at The Juilliard School. Known as an improviser and composer, he has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music organizations, and performs his own solo works. Last year, Mr. Goodyear premiered his suite for piano and orchestra, “Callaloo”, with Kristjan Jarvi and MDR Symphony Orchestra in Leipzig, and last summer, the Clarosa Quartet premiered his Piano Quartet commissioned by the Kingston Chamber Music Festival. Mr. Goodyear performed all 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas in one day at Koerner Hall, McCarter Theatre, the Mondavi Center, and the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
Mr. Goodyear's discography includes Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonatas (which received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Solo Recording in 2014) and Diabelli Variations for the Marquis Classics label, Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto and Grieg's Piano Concerto, and Rachmaninov's Piano Concertos No. 2 and 3, both recorded with the Czech National Symphony under Stanislav Bogunia and Hans Matthias Forster respectively, and released to critical acclaim on the Steinway and Sons label. His Rachmaninov recording received a Juno nomination for Best Classical Album for Soloist and Large Ensemble Accompaniment. Also for Steinway and Sons is Mr. Goodyear's recording of his own transcription of Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker (Complete Ballet)”, which was released October 2015 and was chosen by the New York Times as one of the best classical music recordings of 2015. Mr. Goodyear's recording of Ravel's piano works was released in the spring of 2017, and his new recording “For Glenn Gould”, that combines repertoire performed by Gould in his US and Montreal debuts, has been released this past March.
Highlights of the 2018-19 season are his debut with Chineke! at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, return engagements with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria Symphony orchestras, and three recitals for the Chamber Music Society of Detroit. He has been commissioned to write a work for piano and orchestra for the Toronto Symphony, and it will be premiered January 2019.