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SOUNDS OF THE SEASON AT DEZERLAND PARK
WALLCAST® event at Dezerland Park
14401 NE 19th Ave.
North Miami, FL 33181
NWS celebrates the holiday season with a special Drive-In WALLCAST® concert experience at Dezerland Park! It’s 100% cheer as the NWS Fellows perform seasonal favorites while decked out in their finest and funniest holiday costumes on Dezerland's 13 x 36-foot LED screen. Program selections include highlights from previous seasons, live performances by this season's Fellows and more surprises. Honk your horns and flash those lights for the standing ovation we've all missed.
This event celebrates of the communal concert-going experience, one of the great traditions of classical music, in a safe, socially distanced setting – from the comfort of your own cars!
Sounds of the Season at Dezerland Park is currently available to NWS subscribers to either the Vivace or Allegro packages. Subscribers can opt-in to this performance by calling the NWS Box Office or emailing email@example.com. RSVP required by 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, December 19.
Check back here for single-ticket options, or to gain access now, become an NWS subscriber by clicking here or calling the NWS Box Office at 305.673.3331.
A Christmas Festival
(2019; NWS commission)
Arranged by Richard Hayman
Carol of the Bells
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Arranged by Ralph Greaves
Fantasia on “Greensleeves”
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Selections from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Trepak (Russian Dance)
Pas de deux: Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy
(2015; NWS commission)
Arranged by Robert Russell Bennett
What to Expect:
Click here to read Dezerland Park’s venue rules. Ticketholders must follow all posted instructions while visiting Dezerland Park. When outside your vehicle, face coverings and social distancing are required.
HOW TO TUNE IN
Tune your car radios to 107.1 FM for the pre-concert performances and concert.
Restrooms are available on site. To access, cross the street outside the entrance gate to the Dezerland offices. A bathroom attendant is on duty and will clean and disinfect after each use.
WHERE IS DEZERLAND?
Dezerland Park is located at 14401 NE 19th Ave., North Miami, 33181. Gates open at 6:00 PM and the concert begins at 7:30 PM. For best viewing spots, we recommend arriving early.
NWS at Dezerland Park will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds for inclement weather.
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.
Dean Whiteside was born in New York City and trained in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts. He is a former New World Symphony Conducting Fellow. Mr. Whiteside is founder and director of the Nashville Sinfonietta, hailed by The Tennessean as “a virtuoso band.” He opened the Blair School of Music’s 2013-14 season directing a multimedia realization of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross called “innovative” by The Tennessean and “deeply meditative and satisfyingly original” by ArtsNash.
Mr. Whiteside’s European debut came in 2011 after winning the Jorma Panula Blue Danube Masterclass and Competition. He has conducted orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, Danish National Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, Juilliard Orchestra, Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Orlando Philharmonic, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, Sibiu Philharmonic, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Tokyo Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester and Zagreb Philharmonic, as well as the Vanderbilt Orchestra on a five-city tour of China. He has served as Cover Conductor to the Dallas Symphony and San Francisco Symphony.
Mr. Whiteside is the winner of the American Prize in Conducting and received second prize and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Award at the Sixth International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić. Other awards include the 2017 Mahler Conducting Fellowship, Bruno Walter Memorial Foundation Conducting Scholarship, Croatian Composers' Society Award, David Effron Conducting Fellowship, Bayreuth Festival Scholarship and David Rabin Performance Prize. He has received fellowships from the Aspen Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and Castleton Festival.
Mr. Whiteside has worked closely with such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Fabio Luisi, Lorin Maazel, Jun Märkl, Kurt Masur, Jorma Panula, Leonard Slatkin and Robert Spano. He began his conducting studies with Robin Fountain at Vanderbilt University.
A laboratory for the way music is taught, presented and experienced, the New World Symphony consists of 87 young musicians who are granted fellowships lasting up to three years. The fellowship program offers in-depth exposure to traditional and modern repertoire, professional development training and personalized experiences working with leading guest conductors, soloists and visiting faculty.
NWS Fellows take advantage of the innovative performance facilities and state-of-the art practice and ensemble rooms of the Frank Gehry-designed New World Center, the campus of the New World Symphony and home of the Knight New Media Center.
In the hopes of joining NWS, nearly 1,000 recent music school and conservatory graduates compete for available fellowships each year. The Fellows are selected for this highly competitive, prestigious opportunity based on their musical achievement and promise, as well as their passion for the future of classical music.