This celebratory program, designed to engage audience members aged four to nine, brings the music from the Harlem Renaissance era to life in exciting and educational ways, with pre-concert activities and an interactive performance. Led by New World Symphony Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman, this concert features jazz, blues and ragtime and will bring out the bandleader in everyone.
This event is part of NWS's I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe festival. Click here for a full listing of festival events.Interested in attending multiple performances? A $150 Harlem Renaissance Festival Pass will go on sale December 15 and grant you access to all I Dream a World events.
This concert is part of the Concerts for Kids Series. This event is designed with young ones—ages four to nine—in mind. Come early and meet the NWS Fellows at pre-concert activities throughout New World Center. Subscriptions for this 2-concert series are $30. Click here to explore the full subscription!
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Overture to Hiawatha, Op. 30
Arranged by Gunther Schuller
The Easy Winners
Three African Dances
A Call to Feast Luleta’s Dance Dance of the Warriors
James Reese Europe
Arranged by Carl F. Williams
Castle House Rag
Will Marion Cook
Excerpt from Overture to InDahomey
William Christopher Handy
St. Louis Blues
Chad Goodman, conductor
With a flair for inventive programming and a bold presence on stage and in the community, Chad Goodman has been praised for "bringing innovation to classical music" (Forbes).
As the Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, Mr. Goodman conducts on subscription, education, family and holiday programs. His program, “SPARK: How Composers Find Inspiration,” blended captivating light design and videography with engaging audience participation to explore how a composition is created and brought to life by an orchestra.
Since 2018 Mr. Goodman has served as an Assistant Conductor to the San Francisco Symphony, assisting Esa-Pekka Salonen, Manfred Honeck, Daniel Harding, Pablo Heras-Casado, Simone Young and James Gaffigan among others.
Mr. Goodman's 2022-23 Season will include debut appearances with the Elgin Symphony, Baton Rouge Symphony, Greensboro Symphony and San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.
As Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble, Mr. Goodman’s ambitious vision for concert programming resulted in the pairing of music from Bay Area composers with underappreciated gems of the 20th and 21st centuries. Under his leadership, Elevate Ensemble established a Composer-in-Residence program and commissioned fifteen works from Bay Area composers. Elevate collaborated with photographers, videographers, poets and culinary artists, bringing new music and vibrant multi-genre experiences to unique venues such as yoga studios, historic Victorian homes and art studio warehouses.
Mr. Goodman has previously served as Conducting Fellow of Festival Napa Valley, Music Director of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Conducting Fellow of the Atlantic Music Festival, and a rehearsal and cover conductor for the San Francisco Ballet.
In addition to his performing career, he teaches young musicians the business and entrepreneurial skills needed to successfully navigate the world as a working musician in his workshop “You Earned a Music Degree. Now What?”
Mr. Goodman holds a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a master of music degree from San Francisco State University. His mentors include Michael Tilson Thomas, Alasdair Neale, Cyrus Ginwala and Martin Seggelke.