Recitals & Lectures

Stewart Goodyear, piano

Part of the Gateways Music Festival

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished pianist, improviser, and composer who has appeared with many of the world’s major orchestras and chamber ensembles. 2023-24 season highlights include his performances at Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City in New York, Germany’s Schleswig-Holstein Festival, and his recital debut at London’s Wigmore Hall. His latest recording, featuring Adolphus Hailstork’s Piano Concerto with the Buffalo Philharmonic, was released in March 2023 on the Naxos label. 

Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (“Tempest”) 
Stewart Goodyear, Rhapsody 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 (“Moonlight Sonata”) 
Stewart Goodyear, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Andante favori 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 (“Appassionata”) 

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Tickets are $35 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

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Gateways Music Festival

April 15 through 19

About the Festival

Now celebrating 30 years, the Gateways Music Festival connects and supports professional classical musicians of African descent, and enlightens and inspires communities through the power of performance. In addition to events throughout the Chicago area, the Festival's 2023-24 season encompasses performances in Rochester, New York City, and Washington, DC. 

Gateways Festival Orchestra concludes its week-long Chicago residency with a Symphony Center concert featuring Take 6—the award-winning a cappella group. The program highlights works by African American composers including Chicago native Margaret Bonds. Learn more

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.