191 S Greeley Ave
Chappaqua, NY 10514
LOCAL PIANO VIRTUOSO GARY GOODMAN PERFORMS CONCERT IN CHAPPAQUA AT THE CHURCH OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN ON SUNDAY APRIL 24TH AT 2 PM
-This recital will benefit the Ossining food pantry-
Chappaqua, NY….Chappaqua, NY…Gary Goodman, a local virtuoso on the piano, is proud to offer Westchester families a benefit concert on Sunday, April 24 at The Church of St. Mary The Virgin in Chappaqua from 2-4 pm. The Church is located at 191 South Greeley Avenue in Chappaqua. The Church will be accepting $ 10.00 donations at the concert to benefit the Ossining Food Pantry.
This recital will be the sixth solo piano concert in his series “The 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven,” a multi-year musical project that Mr. Goodman began back in 2010. The program includes Sonatas from Beethoven’s early, middle and late periods; Sonata in D, Op.28 (Pastoral), Sonata in C, Op.2 No. 3, Sonata in F sharp, Op.78 and Sonata in E, Op. 109.
The nickname Pastoral has been given to the first sonata in the afternoon’s concert; its character is very gentle and spacious. The last of the three early Op. 2 sonatas will be heard (this one is dedicated to Haydn), following the first. Following the intermission, the lovely two-movement F sharp major sonata, of which Beethoven was particularly fond and the late E Major will be presented. The subject of the latter’s final theme and variations movement is definitely one of Beethoven’s most sublime thoughts.
A resident of Briarcliff Manor, Mr. Goodman earned his Masters of Music at Juilliard under Mr. Josef Raieff. Mr. Goodman’s performance experience ranges from playing numerous concerto engagements in his native Southern California to solo performances at Alice Tully Hall, and at Weill Recital Hall; From a performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil to a broadcasted recital in Washington D.C. at the prestigious Phillips Collection Series. Gary’s New York City debut in 1987 won critical acclaim by New York Times
Locally, Gary continues to teach private and group lessons and is a member of the Westchester Musicians Guild. Besides performing benefits for The Church of St. Mary The Virgin, Mr. Goodman has also performed benefits for Midnight Run, Episcopal Haitian Relief Effort, as well as The St. Theresa School in Briarcliff. He has also performed at The Emelin Theater.
For more information on this benefit concert, please call 914-238-8751, email [email protected] or visit the website at http://parish-office.wix.com/smtv.