Stewart Goodyear’s “Beethoven Sonatathon” Tickets On Sale Now

Winspear Opera House Recital Series

The AT&T Performing Arts Center announced today that tickets for concerto soloist and composer Stewart Goodyear performing his “Beethoven Sonatathon” are on sale now. Stewart Goodyear will perform 3 sessions over the course of one day on Saturday, March 21st at Dallas City Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.

Center Members get first access to the best available tickets. Call Membership Services at 214-978-2888 or go to www.attpac.org/support to join. Center Membership presale began on Monday, November 3rd at 10 a.m.

Ticket prices for Stewart Goodyear are $25 for Parts 1 and 3, and $50 for Part 2. Tickets may be purchased online at www.attpac.org, by phone at 214-880-0202 or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Information Center at 2353 Flora Street (Monday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 a.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE RECITAL SERIES:

STEWART GOODYEAR – March 21st – Dallas City Performance Hall
Part 1: 10 a.m. – 1:40 p.m.
(Sonatas No. 1 through 11, as well as 19 and 20, including Pathetique and the Grand Sonata)
Part 2: 3:00 pm – 6:30 p.m.
(Sonatas No. 12 through 23 (except 19 & 20) including the Moonlight, Pastoral, Tempest, Waldstein and Appassionata)
Part 3: 8:00 p.m. – 10:50 p.m.
(Sonatas No. 24 through 32, including Les Adieux and Hammerklavier)

Known for imagination, a 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, the Toronto Symphony, the Dallas Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, among others.

Mr. Goodyear performed the complete Beethoven sonatas in one day this past June as part of the Luminato Festival and Royal Conservatory Concert Season in Toronto, and will perform the one-day cycle again in Princeton, New Jersey and Dallas, Texas this season Mr. Goodyear also continues his vibrant partnership with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and its Music Director, Paavo Jarvi, with whom he appears frequently.

Conductors with whom Mr. Goodyear has collaborated are Christoph Eschenbach, Daniel Barenboim, Michael Tilson Thomas, Sir Andrew Davis, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Andrew Litton, Yakov Kreizberg, Emmanuel Krivine, Charles Dutoit, Pinchas Zukerman, Jun Markl, Hugh Wolff, Stefan Sanderling, JoAnn Falletta, Gerard Schwarz, Peter Oundjian, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and Roberto Minczuk. He has appeared in recitals in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Toronto, Bad Kissingen, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC; and he has performed with the Festivals of Lanaudière, Caramoor, Santa Fe, and Ravinia.

In addition to his talents as a pianist, Stewart is a composer and frequently performs his own works, including his solo piano work, “Variations on ‘Eleanor Rigby’,” which premiered at Lincoln Center in New York in August 2000, and his Piano Sonata, both of which have received continual acclaim by critics and audiences alike. His fanfare “Count Up” has been performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Paavo Jarvi, and will be performed this season by several orchestras. His composition “Eclipse” was co-commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra and was performed last season. He has written by commission for the Toronto Youth Symphony for its 25th anniversary, as well as for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. His piano concerto was premiered in August 2010 at the Peninsula Music Festival. A new work for chorus was premiered by the Nathaniel Dett Chorale of Toronto, Canada in June 2005.

Stewart has been noted for his innovation and is one of the rare classical musicians to always improvise his cadenzas when performing concertos from the classical period. He has been repeatedly praised for both his inspiring individuality and appreciation of the composer’s own style that he clearly conveys in every performance.

A native of Toronto, Stewart holds a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Oxana Yablonskaya. He previously studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman and Claude Frank.

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