Bahia Orchestra Project with Stewart Goodyear, piano
Great Hall (Directions & Parking)
$65 / $55
Wed., February 19 - 7:30 PM
PROGRAM CHANGE NOTICE: This performance will no longer include Chucho Valdés due to an injury.
Ricardo Castro: conductor
Tchaikovsky – Romeo and Juliet Fantasy
Beethoven – Piano concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, op. 73 (piano soloist: Stewart Goodyear)
Villa-Lobos, Bachianas Brasillers No. 4
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919)
Acclaimed pianist, Conductor and Artistic Director of the Bahia Orchestra Project, Ricardo Castro leads the remarkable youth orchestra in their first U.S. tour through an extraordinary sweep of classical music of 20th century Latin and American composers. The one hundred-member orchestra represents multiple ethnic groups from the Bahia region of Brazil and has packed concert halls in London, Berlin and Lucerne.
Known for his imagination, graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres — concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer.
Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world — including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields , the Bournemouth Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, theDallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra among others.
In the 12-13 season, Mr. Goodyear performed with the NHK Orchestra, the MDR Leipzig and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony along with a return engagement with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Future engagements include among others return performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra , a major recital in Montreal and four concerts with New York’s Bargemusic where he will perform all of the Beethoven piano sonatas.