Stewart Goodyear with MCO (CBC)
"(My piano concerto), in a way, is a celebration of my heritage, which is half-British and half-Trinidadian, as well as a testament of what inspires me as a composer, which is rhythm & lyricism, and the creations of contemporary art. Since then, every composition I write has British and Trinidadian elements, and celebrates the present."
—Stewart Goodyear, Pianist/Composer
On Sunday January 9 between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Bill Richardson of CBC Radio 2's In Concert features the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear.
In November the orchestra premiered a new piano concerto entitled Eclipse. It was written and performed by Goodyear, commissioned by CBC and the Canada Council.
Stewart first performed with the MCO twenty years ago. He was 12 at the time, and now he is in the prime of his career, performing with major orchestras around the world.
CBC recorded the concert for radio and video. Here is the video premiere of Eclipse by Stewart Goodyear, performed by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Anne Manson.