The Dick Goodwin Big Band to Perform at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County | Arts & Culture
Camden, SC—February 22, 2013—Nationally acclaimed musician, Dick Goodwin will bring his Big Band to the Wood Auditorium at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) on Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults, $12 for students, seniors and military. A local favorite, this talented group of musicians brings you the classic sounds of 1940's big band music. If you have not had the pleasure of hearing this remarkable band, now is your chance! Join us early for a cash bar and the sounds of local trio, We Three in the Bassett Gallery while perusing the artwork by Alvin Staley from 6:00 to 6:45.
About Dick Goodwin
Gordon (Dick) Goodwin has composed hundreds of works ranging from jingle to opera, jazz band to symphony orchestra. It would be difficult to determine which of Dr. Goodwin's contributions to the arts community should be emphasized. He is a composer, arranger, performer (in many genres), studio producer, conductor and leader of both classical and jazz groups, and he is a distinguished teacher.
Goodwin has written hundreds of arrangements for the Carolina Marching Band and other groups across the country and has composed and arranged several school songs including Heathwood Hall, Hand Middle School and A.C. Moore (Columbia). Many of the pieces that we associate with the University of South Carolina (the Alma Mater, the Fight Song, "Go Carolina", "2001", etc.) were composed and/or arranged by Goodwin. His music has been published by Hal Leonard, Southern Music, Seesaw Press, and Belwin (Columbia Pictures) and he often composes for special functions, including the Governor's Carol Lighting Ceremony and the University's Christmas program at the Carolina Coliseum, as well as a theme song for the University's Bicentennial Campaign.
Currently, Goodwin is orchestrating a show for singer/songwriter Billy Jonas. He is also writing a piece for classical guitar and double bass, tentatively titled “Song & Dance Man,” commissioned by bassist Craig Butterfield for an upcoming tour and recording. “Para Entonces” (three Spanish songs) was recorded by mezzo Helen Tintes-Schuermann (who commissioned the piece) with Winifred Goodwin (piano) and William Terwilliger (violin) has been released on MSR Classics. His arrangements and compositions for the Goodwinds (a quartet with Cynthia Hopkins and Robyn Leadbitter (flutes,) John Bittle, (clarinet,) and Colleen Marcou (cello) were featured in a recent concert at the Sumter, SC Opera House. Goodwin also wrote and produced the theme and incidental music for SCETV program, “Take On The South.”
The fact that so many diverse individuals and organizations have called upon the musical expertise of Dick Goodwin attests to the quality of his work. He is an innovative leader and much of the music that we take for granted in the state has been shaped by his talent, insight, hard work and dedication. It is remarkable that one individual has been able to contribute so much and in so many different ways to the arts scene in South Carolina.
For more information or tickets call 803-425-7676 extension 300 or visit the FAC website at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Box office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Fine Arts Center is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the City of Camden, Kershaw County, and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.