Royal Fireworks Featuring Paul Goodwin

Sat, Jan 18 at 7:30 PM
New World Center

Saturday, January 18 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 19 at 2:00 PM

  • Paul Goodwin, conductor


  • Purcell : Suite from King Arthur
  • Corelli : Concerto Grosso in C minor
  • C.P.E. Bach : Sinfonia in G major
  • Rameau : Suite from Les Boréades
  • Handel : Music for the Royal Fireworks

This concert is part of the Saturday Evening One and Sunday Symphony series. Secure a season of world-renowned artists—including MTT, pianist Daniil Trifonov and violinist James Ehnes—performing an exciting range of orchestral music in one of the world’s most extraordinary and intimate venues for experiencing classical music—the New World Center. Subscriptions for the Saturday One series (4 concerts) begin at $132. Subscriptions to the 5-concert Sunday Symphony series begin at $140. Click to explore the full subscriptions!

Paul Goodwin is renowned for his historically informed interpretations of music of all periods, his wide repertoire and his interest in contemporary music. He has a great passion for incorporating period style within the traditional orchestral world and creating idiosyncratic and dynamic programs. He is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival in California.

Mr. Goodwin has a wide symphonic repertoire conducting orchestras throughout the world, such as the BBC Philharmonic, the Hallé Orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in the U.K.; the San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Seattle Symphony and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in the U.S.; the national orchestras of Belgium, Spain and Poland, the Rotterdam, Helsinki and Royal Stockholm philharmonics, and the Bayerischer, Hessischer, NDR (Hannover) and MDR (Leipzig) Rundfunkorchester in Europe.

Mr. Goodwin’s successes in opera have included Iphigenie en Tauride at the Komische Oper Berlin, The Rape of Lucretiaat the Teatro Real Madrid and Orlando at Scottish Opera and Opera Australia, and Handel’s Jeptha at Welsh National Opera.

Recent conducting highlights include the San Francisco Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, Les Violons du Roy, the Utah Symphony, the National Taiwan Symphony, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, WDR Rundfunkorchester Koln, Münchner Rundfunkorchester and Handel’s Riccardo Primo with Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In the 2015-16 season Mr. Goodwin conducts the Ulster Orchestra, New World Symphony, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra and Messiah with the Hungarian State Opera.

For 11 years Mr. Goodwin was the Associate Conductor of the Academy of Ancient Music with which he toured extensively and made recordings of Schütz’ choral music, Mozart’s Singspiel Zaïde and two discs of music by John Tavener, commissioned for the AAM.  Three of these CDs were nominated for Grammy (U.S.) and Gramophone (U.K.) awards. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the English Chamber Orchestra for six years, collaborating with artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Joshua Bell, Maria João Pires, Mstislav Rostropovich and Magdalena Kozena.  He has recorded CDs of Strauss, Hartmann, Handel’s Riccardo Primo and Athalia, and a highly acclaimed CD of Elgar’s Nursery Suite for Harmonia Mundi.

Mr. Goodwin’s dedication to educational projects has led him to work with National Youth Orchestras in Spain and Holland, the Junge Deutsche Philharmonic and, the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, as well as the Royal Conservatory in The Hague and the orchestras of the Royal College and Royal Academy of Music in London. For many years he was a regular visiting conductor for the Queen Elisabeth Competition Brussels.  In 2007 Mr. Goodwin was awarded the Handel Honorary Prize of the City of Halle (Saale) in recognition of his extraordinary services to performances of works by George Frederic Handel.

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