Benedict Goodfriend Violin ~ Classical Music

BENEDICT GOODFRIEND

Contact

Performing Arts United Management
26 Lovers Lane
New Lebanon, NY 12125
(540) 529 7832
Email: bendygood@gmail.com

Fees

“An Orchestra Played by One Violin”
      (for retirement Communities)               $350
                               
“Music of Passion” (violin and piano)
       (for retirement communities)               $500

Full Unaccompanied Recital                         $700

Full Violin and Piano Recital                  
with pianist Cara Ellen Modisett          $1,000

Availability

Throughout the year

Technical

For violin and piano recitals- concert quality piano

Audience

All Ages

About

As violinist with the Kandinsky Trio, Benedict Goodfriend is well known to both Virgina and national audiences, having performed over 1,000 concerts in 200 cities. His solo performances with orchestras have spanned the globe from the Zagreb Musicverein (with the Solisti di Zagreb) to Taipei ’s National Concert Hall. Other engagements have taken him to France, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, and China. In the United States he has appeared  in halls as such Jordan and Symphony Hall in Boston, The Kennedy Center, New York’s Carnegie Hall, Wiel Rectital Hall, Merkin Hall, and Miller Theatre, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Cincinnati’s Arnoff Center, Michigan’s Wharton Center, and many others.

He has been a frequent guest on many of the nations’s most prominent classical radio programs such as WNYC’s “Around New York”, WQXR’s Artists in Concert, and WGBH’s “Morning Pro Musica”, and his performances and recordings have been aired on the “McNeil-Lehrer News Hour”, over the Georgia, Nevada, and Minnesota Public Radio Networks, over dozens of NPR affiliate stations, and on National Public Radio’s “All Songs Considered” and “Performance Today”.

“The performance was vibrantly alive to every nuance in the score, elegantly phrased, spontaneous, and boldly characterful.”   The New York Times.

Concerts

An Orchestra Played by One Violin” is a recently developed program featuring the most dazzlingly virtuosic repertoire, from Bach to Paganini, and including some original works. This was developed specifically for retirement communities but would also be very effective for school appearances

Music of Passion”, also developed for retirement communities, explores short violin and piano gems, such as Tchaikovsky’s “Seranade Melancolique” and the Bloch “Nigun”, chosen for their extreme emotional outpouring. All of this is tempered by some stand up comedy.

Both of these programs are available for full length recitals.

Storytelling / Music

A more educational version of an After Jack show, this performance includes a combination of traditional music, with an emphasis on ballads, and story theatre. The group performs their own dramatizations of traditional Jack tales and other folk tales, often retold to highlight strong female protagonists.  Although the content of this performance is often tailored to suit a school-age audience, the program is also enjoyable and educational for a variety of settings and age groups.

Educational Programs

Masterclasses, in school programs, and other residency services are available.

Additional Information