Canada’s Stewart Goodyear will entertain music lovers in the city of Cincinnati with the debut of his latest composition - a fanfare entitled Count Up. The concert entitled Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra: JOY.LOVE.LIFE. will be performed on Friday 25 March and Saturday 26 March at the CSO’s 3,419-seat Music Hall home. Later in the programme, the multifaceted Mr. Goodyear will present the music of Bach and Messiaen on a new Steinway grand piano - a double debut and an honor for Stewart Goodyear.
Goodyear’s Count Up fanfare composed for Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra was commissioned by WGUC, Cincinnati's classical radio station. While European radio stations are known to commission music, WGUC is the first US radio station to commission musical compositions from a wide range of new and emerging classical music talent. Two other compositions have been performed to date in the series. The Count Up fanfare will be streamed on the Internet by WGUC - the web cast date to be confirmed at Stewart Goodyear’s website, on Facebook and on Twitter.
For the debut of Stewart Goodyear's Count Up fanfare, the composer will watch from the wings as the Orchestra performs. Later in the programme, Mr. Goodyear will take his place behind the majestic new nine foot long instrument - a Steinway Model D concert grand - that the pianist helped select. Presiding over the debut of the instrument in concert, Mr Goodyear will lead the orchestra in JS Bach Concerto in D Minor and Messiaen's Turangalîla-Symphonie.
Stewart Goodyear’s classical music compositions are another facet of this talented young Canadian artist who is now booking concerts over two years in advance. Last fall, his Beethoven concert at Toronto’s Koerner Hall was sold out. Now, a new Stewart Goodyear CD, Beethoven's Middle Sonatas, including the Moonlight Sonata, is to be released on the Marquis label in the spring of 2011. Subscribe to Mr. Goodyear’s newsletter via his website for more information on the upcoming CD release date and launch plans.
Stewart Goodyear is a graduate of Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music, and is an accomplished pianist, known for his precise and passionate interpretations of Brahms, Bach, Beethoven, avant guard classical composers such as Messiaen, and his fresh interpretations of American composers such as Gershwin.
Stewart Goodyear continues to inspire and create music around the world. For more information visit his website and follow his adventures, comments and triumphs on Facebook and Twitter as he circles the globe delighting and inspiring musical audiences everywhere.
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