Department of Music

Auburn University Community Orchestra at Kiesel Park

Auburn University Community Orchestra at Kiesel Park


The Auburn University/Community Orchestra will present an outdoor concert at Kiesel Park on Sunday, September 28 at 4:00 pm. Directed by Dr. Howard Goldstein, the concert is entitled “Vive la France!” and features music by Jacques Offenbach, Georges Bizet, Frederick Loewe, and Léo Delibes. This concert is free admission, and patrons are encouraged to bring their own seating for the event. For more information, visit the Department of Music website at 


Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld (1858)                  Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

L’Arlésienne, Suite No. 2 (1872)                  Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

  1. Pastorale                  
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Menuet
  4. Farandole

Gigi, Selection for Concert Orchestra (1958)                 Frederick Loewe (1901–1988)

    arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Sylvia, Ballet Suite (1876)                  Léo Delibes (1836-1891)

  1. Prélude; Les Chasseresses                  
  2. Intermezzo; Valse lente
  3. Pizzicati
  4. Cortége de Bacchus


About the Conductor

Howard Goldstein is Professor of Music at Auburn University and Music Director of the Auburn University/Community Orchestra, which won the second runner-up prize in the 2010 American Prize competition for community orchestras. Dr. Goldstein also received a special award for excellence in music education from the American Prize committee. He is a regular guest conductor with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra in Birmingham and the Assistant Conductor of the Columbus (GA) Symphony, and has conducted orchestras in New York, Baltimore, Rochester, and the Czech Republic. He is also a member of the Columbus Symphony first violin section. Most recently he was guest faculty at the Korea String Research Institute in Daegu and guest conductor of the Pleven Philharmonic in Bulgaria. In 2009 he was named Breeden Eminent Scholar in the Humanities by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities at AU. Dr. Goldstein is a regular contributor to the BBC Music Magazine and is also active as a scholar in the field of American Popular Music, having authored several articles in the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In 2007 he lectured on the music of Astor Piazzolla at the Academia Nacional del Tango, Buenos Aires, and is a founding member of Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta, the city’s first professional tango orchestra. He holds a bachelor’s degree in violin from UCLA and a doctoral degree in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory. He also has certificates in conducting from the Conductors Institute and the Salzburg Mozarteum.


Last Updated: September 25, 2014