Stewart Goodyear

Stewart Goodyear

Pianist Stewart Goodyear and saxophonist Christopher Sacco headline the Bronx Arts Ensemble’s chamber music concert on Sunday, January 24 at 3 pm at 5000 Goodridge Avenue in the Bronx. The program will include the world premiere of Mr. Goodyear’s composition entitled “Dogged by Hellhounds” and Johannes Somary’s world premiere of “Dreamscape for Bassoon and Piano”. The concert will also feature saxophonist Christopher Sacco, a student at Celia Cruz High School in the Bronx and the co-winner of BAE’s Young Bronx Artist Competition. Tickets to the January 24 concert are $25 ($10 for students) and include an intermission reception to meet the artists.

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. 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 the inspiring individuality and appreciation of the composer’s own style that he clearly conveys in every performance.

Stewart has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. He has appeared in recitals in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Bad Kissingen, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and he has performed with the Festivals of Caramoor, Santa Fe, and Ravinia.

A native of Toronto, Stewart holds a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School of Music.

Now in his forty-fifth year as Music Director and Founder of AmorArtis, JOHANNES SOMARY has achieved a prominent international career. He has conducted such ensembles as the English Chamber Orchestra, New Orleans Symphony, and London’s Royal Philharmonic. He has participated in many international festivals including those in Sion, Dubrovnik, Madeira, Israel, and Greece.

He has worked with such renowned singers as Elly Ameling, Sheila Armstrong, Maureen Forrester, Ernst Haeflinger, Benjamin Luxon, Felicity Palmer, and John Shirley-Quirk, and with such well-known instrumentalists as David Bar-Illan, Garrick Ohlsson, Aaron Rosand, and Dizzy Gillespie.

Maestro Somary’s discography claims over fifty recordings, including four Stereo Review Record-of-the-Year Awards.

Born in Switzerland, Johannes Somary is active as an organist, and has received critical acclaim for his recent recordings of Handel organ concertos.

Saxophonist CHRISTOPHER SACCO is a student of David deJesus, and attends the Bloomingdale House of Music. He has performed in recitals and band concerts at Celia Cruz High School and Bloomingdale, and is a member of the Westchester Community Band and Lehman College and Community Band.

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About the Bronx Arts Ensemble

The Bronx’s premier music performance ensemble serving the borough since 1972, the Bronx Arts Ensemble is a not-for-profit organization enriching the cultural environment of the Bronx with a year-round schedule of concerts, special programs for families and a full music and arts-in-education program for schools.

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