Saturday, November 14, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2020 | 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m
Scott Speck, conductor
Randall Goosby, violin
Johann Sebastian Bach | Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges | Overture L’Amant anonyme
Ludwig van Beethoven | Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61
Tickets on sale September 10, 2020.
We will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with our ever-popular Beethoven & Blue Jeans casual concert. We’ll feature 22-year-old virtuoso Randall Goosby performing Beethoven’s violin concerto.
“In November we bring you Beethoven and Blue Jeans in momentous fashion, as we celebrate Beethoven’s 250th,” Music Director Scott Speck says. “It’s not every day that a composer turns a quarter of a millennium! For the occasion we welcome Randall Goosby, a stunning young violinist fresh from debuts with the New York Philharmonic and at Carnegie Hall, praised for his ‘exquisite tone and sheer virtuosity.’ As always, BBJ brings a mixture of old and new, fresh and familiar, for all to enjoy.”
Artist Spotlight: Randall Goosby
Randall Goosby will make his Mobile Symphony debut in November performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto as part of our celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth.
Randall began violin studies at the age of seven and made his solo debut with the Jacksonville (FL) Symphony at age nine. At the age of 13, Randall was the youngest participant ever to win the Sphinx Concerto Competition. He is a recipient of Sphinx’s Isaac Stern Award and has made two appearances at Carnegie Hall as part of the organization’s Young Artist Development Program. The New York Times raved that in his Carnegie Hall debut performance of Ysaye Solo Sonata No. 3, he “exerted a masterly level of control and lavished an exquisite tone … his performance won him a deserved standing ovation for its sheer virtuosity.”
Randall has been featured on National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” and he has been honored as a Rising Star of the Stradivari Society. Randall was a prize winner at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, leading to his addition to the artist roster of Young Classical Artists Trust in London. As YCAT’s inaugural Robey Artist, in partnership with London Music Masters, Randall mentors and works closely with young musicians in schools around the UK.
As a soloist, Randall has performed widely throughout the USA, having appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and the New World Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has also given recitals at such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington D.C.), Kaufman Center (NYC), Detroit Chamber Music Society, Buffalo Chamber Music Society and Harriman-Jewell Series (Kansas City, MO).
In addition to his concerts, Randall shares his love of music through community engagement programs for public schools, children’s hospitals, and music programs across the USA. Through Concerts in Motion, a non-profit organization in New York City, he provides private house concerts for elderly and otherwise homebound patrons. In addition, he gives private virtual performances for COVID-19 patients through Project Music Heals Us.
Randall received a full scholarship to The Juilliard School’s Pre-College program and has earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from Juilliard under the tutelage of violinists Itzhak Perlman, Catherine Cho, Laurie Smukler, and Donald Weilerstein. He is now pursuing an Artist Diploma at Juilliard, where he will continue his studies with Mr. Perlman and Ms. Cho. Randall was a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship throughout his collegiate studies at Juilliard.
He currently plays on a Guarneri del Gesu (1735) on generous loan from the Stradivari Society.Buy Tickets