It’s 100% cheer as the NWS Fellows perform the season’s favorites while decked out in their finest and funniest holiday costumes.This festive program celebrating the holiday season offers audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from The Nutcracker, Harry Potter and the world premiere of a Latin Holiday Medley by NWS alumnus Anthony DiLorenzo! Join NWS in celebrating a variety of cultural heritages; this evening is certain to delight audiences of all ages.
The Friday, December 20 performance is presented by the City of Miami Beach for its residents.
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A Christmas Festival
Overture to The Snowman
Selections from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Hedwig's Theme Nimbus 2000 Harry's Wondrous World
Approx. Duration: 9 minutes
(2019; world premiere of NWS commission)
“Campana sobre Campana” “Los Peces en el Río” “Ya Viene el Niñito” “Mi Burrito Sabanero” “Feliz Navidad”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Selections from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
Miniature Overture March In the Pine Forest Chocolate (Spanish Dance) Trepak (Russian Dance) Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Pas de deux: Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy
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.
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.