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Summer 2017

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102 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • S P R I N G / S U M M E R 2 0 1 7 having a Led Zep hit on one program. There's a reason for that, of course, and it shapes what festival-goers will hear at Carmel's Sunset Center Auditorium, Carmel Mission Basilica and six other area venues. "The familiar and the unfamiliar, you have to balance them out,'' explains Goodwin, who works widely in Europe. "Certain pieces become iconic, through multiple performances over time.'' That creates an opening for a creative conductor to change how a composition is played or surprise audiences with a less well-known piece. Sir John Tavener's 2002 work "Mother and Child'' graces the main Spiritual Sunday concerts. Tavener, a contemporary British composer, is high-profile, but many concertgoers "won't know about 'Mother and Child,'" Goodwin says. "Mother and Child,'' which incorporates elements as disparate as a chorale, Hindu temple gong and organ, hasn't been

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