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February 23, 2012
Auburn Symphony announces Goodwin memorial concert


The Auburn Symphony has announced it will give a free concert in memory of its music director Michael Goodwin, who died in a car crash two weeks ago.

The concert will be given at Placer High School auditorium at 2 p.m. on March 11 and will feature guest pianist Konstantin Soukhovetski.

Goodwin, who led the all-volunteer orchestra since 1995, died when his car spun out of control Feb. 7 on Hwy 20 in Yuba County. He was on his way to a orchestra rehearsal.

"One of our most popular guest artists, Konstantin Soukhovetski, is flying out from New York City to perform with us," said Robert Haswell, business manager with the Auburn Symphony.

Soukhovetski will perform the second movement from Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 24 as well as a work yet to be determined. Elgar's "Nimrod" and Frederick Delius's "On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring" will also be on the program.

Haswell said the concert will run about 45 minutes and will include a short video tribute to Goodwin. Sacramento Philharmonic hornist Pete Nowlen will conduct.

A Concert in Memory of Michael Goodwin
Auburn Symphony
WHEN: 2 p.m., March 11
WHERE: Placer High School auditorium, 275 Orange St., Auburn
COST: Free (Limit of 8 tickets per person)
INFORMATION: (530) 823-6683;

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