November 16, 2011

Bob Robertson: 2012 Survival & Composer Stewart Goodyear

Mayan Horror: How to Survive the End of the World in 2012
November 22, 7:00 pm - Grant Park in the Atrium

When the Mayan Calendar runs out on December 21st, 2012, all manner of possible disasters will befall the earth, from collision with a rogue planet to biblical flooding, 
to attacks by swarms of gnats. 

But just because life as we know it will come to an end, it doesn’t mean you can’t survive and even prosper financially in the post-apocalyptic world.

Join author Bob Robertson, one half of Canadian comedy duo Double Exposure, for this special presentation as he answers such vital Armageddon-related questions as: 
Who are the Mayans? 
Is Maya Angelou one of them? 
Are oven mitts useful against the earth’s molten core? 
Is there a team of disaster DJs and news-readers ready to swing into action on the Emergency Alert System and do they take requests? 
Should you start collecting pairs of animals?

This is the handbook you’ll want in your pocket when the Mayan Calendar ticks down 
and all hell breaks loose.

Meet the Composer: Stewart Goodyear
November 22, 7:30 pm in the Travel Alcove

Join Stewart in conversation with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra’s own Anne Manson as he discusses his work, its reception and the world premiere of his CBC/Canada Council co-commission Eclipse the following day at Westminster United Church.

Born and raised in Toronto, pianist and composer Stewart Goodyear began his training at Royal Conservatory of Music, and completed a Masters Degree at Juilliard School of Music in New York. Stewart has performed with the major orchestras of the world. His style has strength and drama, elegant and exquisite technique and great emotional depth. 
Stewart has been commissioned by orchestras and chamber music organizations, and performs his own solo works.  A recording of the Middle Sonatas was recently released on the Marquis Label. 
Stewart Goodyear’s composition, the fanfare entitled Count Up, was performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Spring 2011, garnering rave reviews. 

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