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Matthew Aubin, one of four music director finalists, will lead the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in “A Heroine’s Tale” on Sunday afternoon.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — After the house lights dim and discordant tuning fades to silence Sunday at the Howard Performing Arts Center, the audience will be introduced to the familiar and the new when conductor Matthew Aubin raises his baton and directs the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra for the first time.

“I’m very excited,” Aubin said in a recent phone interview.

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Violist Mitsuru Kubo will be the featured soloist for “Masks: A Heroine’s Tale.”

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Matthew Aubin, one of four music director finalists, will lead the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in "A Heroine's Tale" on Sunday afternoon.

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Matthew Aubin, one of four music director finalists, will lead the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in "A Heroine's Tale" on Sunday afternoon.