It’s music fit for royalty as conductor Paul Goodwin returns, bringing his performance practice expertise back to the New World Symphony. Known for jubilant works like Messiah, George Frideric Handel created an energy-packed celebration in his Music for the Royal Fireworks. Henry Purcell captures the dramatic pursuits of King Arthur with grand dances, folk songs and fanfares in selections from his semi-opera. Jean-Philippe Rameau’s Suite from Les Boréades—an opera written at the end of his life and first staged two centuries later—is a pastoral paradise. C.P.E. Bach builds on his father’s legacy with this early symphony, and Arcangelo Corelli spotlights strings in his group concerto.
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Knight Foundation and New World Symphony: Reimagining Classical Music in the Digital Age.
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WALLCAST® concerts are made possible with support from Hitachi, Knight Foundation, Sarah Arison and Thomas Wilhelm, Chanin and Adam Carlin, Susan D. Kronick and Edward Manno Shumsky, Will Osborne and Karen Bechtel, and William Strong. Knight Foundation and New World Symphony: Reimagining Classical Music in the Digital Age.
Approx. Duration: 18 minutes
Suite from King Arthur
Chaconne First Music: Overture Second Music: Aire Overture Act I: Tune Symphony Act IV: Tune Act IV: Aire Act V: Song Tune Act III: Hornpipie
Ouverture Rondeau Gavotte I, II Air Entr'act Suite des vents Entree d'Abaris-Polimnie Contredanses I, II Contredanse en rondeau
George Frideric Handel
Approx. Duration: 19 minutes
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV 351
Overture Bourrée La Paix La Réjouissance Menuet I Menuet II
Paul Goodwin, conductor
Paul Goodwin is renowned for his historically informed interpretations of music of all periods, his wide repertoire and his interest in contemporary music. He has a great passion for incorporating period style within the traditional orchestral world and creating idiosyncratic and dynamic programs. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival in California.
Mr. Goodwin has a wide symphonic repertoire conducting orchestras throughout the world, such as the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the U.K.; the San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in the U.S.; the national orchestras of Belgium, Spain and Poland, the Rotterdam, Helsinki and Royal Stockholm philharmonics, and the Bayerischer, Hessischer, NDR (Hannover) and MDR (Leipzig) Rundfunkorchester in Europe.
Mr. Goodwin’s successes in opera have included Iphigenie en Tauride at the Komische Oper Berlin, The Rape of Lucretia at the Teatro Real Madrid and Orlando at Scottish Opera and Opera Australia, and Handel’s Jeptha at Welsh National Opera.
Recent conducting highlights include the San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, the Utah Symphony, the National Taiwan Symphony, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, WDR Rundfunkorchester Koln, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Handel’s Riccardo Primo with Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In the 2015-16 season Mr. Goodwin conducts the Ulster Orchestra, New World Symphony, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Messiah with the Hungarian State Opera.
For 11 years Mr. Goodwin was the Associate Conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music with which he toured extensively and made recordings of Schütz’ choral music, Mozart’s Singspiel Zaïde and two discs of music by John Tavener, commissioned for the AAM. Three of these CDs were nominated for Grammy (U.S.) and Gramophone (U.K.) awards. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra for six years, collaborating with artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Joshua Bell, Maria João Pires, Mstislav Rostropovich and Magdalena Kozena. He has recorded CDs of Strauss, Hartmann, Handel’s Riccardo Primo and Athalia, and a highly acclaimed CD of Elgar's Nursery Suite for Harmonia Mundi.
Mr. Goodwin’s dedication to educational projects has led him to work with National Youth Orchestras in Spain and Holland, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonic and, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, as well as the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the orchestras of the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music in London. For many years he was a regular visiting conductor for the Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels. In 2007 Mr. Goodwin was awarded the Handel Honorary Prize of the City of Halle (Saale) in recognition of his extraordinary services to performances of works by George Frederic Handel.