All-Day pass holders will enjoy in and out privileges between sonatas.
As a courtesy to the Artist and the other audience members, if patrons seated in the Orchestra and lower Orchestra Terrace sections leave the Hall during the performance, they will not be able to return to their seat. They will be relocated, at the discretion of the House Manager, in a reserved seating area in the back of the Orchestra Terrace section of Jackson Hall for the remainder of that particular program.
Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote 32 piano sonatas between 1795–
1822—a span of more than 25 years. Acclaimed young pianist
Stewart Goodyear will play the entire cycle, from memory, in less
than 24 hours! Known for his imaginative playing (he is one of the
rare classical musicians to always improvise his cadenzas when
performing concertos from the classical period), Goodyear’s decision
to tackle these masterworks in one day is an inspired choice. “The
Beethoven piano sonatas are what compelled me to become a pianist,
and I knew that my first solo recordings must start with all of them,”
Goodyear says in the liner notes to his recording of the Beethoven
cycle. “I cannot choose a group from these sonatas to record and feel
whole. From the time I first heard them, I saw all the sonatas as a set, a
retrospective of Beethoven’s art and his life.”