Perform and learn and learn ...
It is interesting to me that Alan Becher in his review of my performances in the South Florida Classical Review brings my primary influences – my instructors and mentors – to mind. I have truly been blessed with the most wonderful support in finding and refining my musical skills, and even now I continue to learn and relearn from every collaboration!
From icy Toronto through balmy, cool, Victoria BC, I am now basking in the sun and warm breezes of Florida. Chausson's refines itself in my mind and my practice. Rehearsals already suggest an exciting show!
The works I will be performing in Florida are different beasts that share one trait: the ability to seduce.
In the Piano Quartet by Ernest Chausson scheduled for 13 February at the New World Center in Miami Beach, I will enhance the composer's intention to delight, titillate and move the listener, by adding sparkling lightness as well as drama.
Off to BC for the weekend!
Just announced: Twice this weekend, I'll be performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Victoria Symphony at the Royal Theatre in Victoria BC: Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 2:30pm. The piece is one of my favorites - I really can't wait!
The idea of warmth and light in Florida welcomes me from north eastern snow and ice!
In February 2011, I am looking forward with great enthusiasm to performing:
Piano Quartet by Ernest Chausson at the New World Center in Miami Beach 13 February 2011
Concerto in F by George Gershwin at Ferguson Hall in Tampa 18 February 2011
Concerto in F by George Gershwin at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater 20 February 2011
Stewart, Järvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Goodyear signs the new Steinway in Cincinnati
Meeting fans in Cincinnati
Royal Theatre in Victoria BC
New World Center in Miami
Ferguson Hall in Tampa
Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater
At the piano, Koerner Hall, David Kawai
“What is new are the spaces where Goodyear allows Beethoven’s defiance to relent and to manifest redeeming emotions...”
Stanley fefferman Showtimemagaine.ca
We have so much, and much to give.
CBC Sounds of the Season