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CONCERT FOR KIDS: A MUSICAL PASSPORT
New World Center
All aboard! Explore the wonders of the world without leaving Miami Beach’s world-famous New World Center. NWS’s new Conducting Fellow Chad Goodman leads a musical trip of a lifetime, collecting passport stamps in Bernstein’s New York, Tchaikovsky’s Russia, Sowande’s Africa, Sibelius’ Finland, Ginastera’s Argentina, Kim’s South Korea and more. Open a child’s ears to a global adventure – no “are we there yet?” needed. Bon voyage!
Concerts for Kids are designed with young ones—ages four to nine—in mind. Arrive early to experience a variety of activities by local partners and NWS’s Instrument Zoo!
These performances will be sensory-friendly. We welcome children with Sensory Processing Disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorders to experience the concert live in the hall. Noise-reduction headsets and a quiet room will be available.
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Leonard Bernstein: The Great Lover from Three Dance Episodes from On The Town
Fela Sowande: Onipe from African Suite for String Orchestra
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Scherzo from Symphony No. 4
Giacomo Puccini: Intermezzo from Suor Angelica
Jean Sibelius: Excerpt from Finlandia
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Thunder and Lightning
Texu Kim: Dub-Sanjo
Alberto Ginastera: Malambo from Four Dances from Estancia
Recognized as "an entrepreneur bringing innovation to classical music" (Forbes), Chad Goodman leads an active and diverse conducting career.
The Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, Mr. Goodman will work closely with Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas and take the podium on 13 programs during the 2019-20 Season. Since 2018 he 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.
As Founder and Artistic Director of Elevate Ensemble, Mr. Goodman’s “courageous” and “ambitious” (San Francisco Classical Voice) 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, served as Ensemble-in-Residence at San Francisco State University, and commissioned 15 works from Bay Area composers.
Mr. Goodman has previously served as Music Director of the Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Peninsula Symphony. He has been a Conducting Fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival, a cover conductor for the San Francisco Ballet and has collaborated with composer Mason Bates on his electronica-classical music project, Mercury Soul.
A driving force in the new music scene, Mr. Goodman has conducted the premieres of more than 50 works. In addition to his performing career, he has taught young musicians the business and entrepreneurial skills needed to successfully navigate the world as a working musician in his workshop “You Just 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.