POSTPONED – Stewart and Stravinsky
Due to the announcement from the Government of Ontario on December 21, 2020, Waterloo Region will be entering a 28-day lockdown. One of the changes for the performing arts during this lockdown phase is a limit of 10 performers onstage at a time, which means that we are unable to record orchestra concerts at Centre In The Square. This concert will be broadcast on a new date once recording can resume.
Andrei Feher, conductor
Stewart Goodyear, piano
Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Poulenc: Suite française
Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
The winds, brass, and percussion take centre stage in this eclectic program almost entirely without strings. Composed in the neo-classical style but with the musical colours of the 20th century, the works by Poulenc and Stravinsky are brilliant, vigorous and full of contrasting moods. Joining the orchestra for Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto is Stewart Goodyear, a KWS favourite. Inspired by Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, Joan Tower’s piece uses the same instrumentation and is dedicated to women who take risks and are adventurous.