Famous Lakewood Grad to Perform at Strand to Benefit Lakewood Museum

Posted on August 8, 2018 By

William Goldstein, an Emmy and Tony nominated artist, a world-renowned composer and pianist, a 1959 Lakewood High School graduate, and an inductee into the Lakewood High School Alumni Hall of Fame, will be performing at the Historic Strand Theater, 400 Clifton Avenue, Lakewood, at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 28, 2018, to benefit the Lakewood Historical Society.

Goldstein, a recording artist for Motown and CBS Masterworks, has scored more than 50 movie and television projects, including Fame, The Miracle Worker, Twilight Zone, and Shocker. In 1975 Berry Gordy discovered Goldstein and brought him to Los Angeles under contract to Motown as a recording artist, composer, and producer. At that time, Goldstein finished a commission for a Bicentennial work, Celebration Overture 1776-1976, which the National Symphony Orchestra performed in May 1976.

Goldstein, who has been a pioneer in the use of computers and electronic music instruments, is known for his gift of “Instant Composition,” which he shares with audiences through Master Classes, recitals, and albums.

In addition to his professional activities in music and film, Mr. Goldstein is a founder of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, a director of the California State Summer School for the Arts, and a member of both the music branch executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as its foreign language committee. He has also been a “visiting artist” for the Academy, lecturing from the Far East to the Middle East on contemporary aesthetics as well as music in film. He has written on the arts for The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times.

To date, the sponsors of the event are Justin E. Taylor/Gilbert Insurance; Georgian Court University; Pine Belt Chevrolet; the law firm of Rothstein, Mandell, Strohm & Halm; and Shore Community Bank.

Tickets cost $50 and include a Meet and Greet after Goldstein’s performance. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Robin Taylor-Wellet at 732-330-5384. For information about Goldstein, visit www.williamgoldstein.com.  Purchase tickets at https://clients.ticketbiscuit.com/Strand/BuyTickets.aspx?EID=347627

About the Lakewood Historical Museum: The Lakewood Historical Museum, Pine Park, Lakewood, N.J., is housed in Kuser Hall, a two-story, 16,000 square-foot former classroom building. It is the last remaining building of five that made up the Newman School, an exclusive preparatory boarding school for boys, which closed in 1942 as young men left for the war. The building, which the township acquired in 1964 through Green Acres Funding, was the math and science center of the school. Through the volunteer efforts of members in the Historical Society and the Heritage Commission, the first floor of Kuser Hall has been transformed into a showcase, featuring six completed galleries of Lakewood memorabilia and artifacts. Funds are needed to restore the second floor of Kuser Hall, and to acquire and build an elevator.