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Symphony opens 56th season Nov. 2
WRITTEN BY :   Joyce Sherwin, Downey Symphony

DOWNEY – Interest in the arts keeps bubbling in Downey, and a major contributor to the cultural health of this community remains the highly respected Downey Symphony, which opens its 56th consecutive year with a concert in the Civic Theatre on Saturday evening, Nov. 2.
Conducted by Sharon Lavery, the program includes the Overture to The Thieving Magpie by Rossini, Dvorak’s evergreen New World Symphony, and a concerto by Mozart featuring the newest winner of our Young Artist Competition, clarinetist Joseph Morris.
Before concert time, Music Director Lavery presents a discussion of the music to be played to enhance listeners’ understanding and enjoyment.
Along with wine, coffee and refreshments, an exhibition of nature photography by Carolina Estrada-Del Toro will enliven the theater lobby during this event. Carolina says she hopes her macro images of natural forms will cause people to “take a second look at what they have already seen.”
So come to this rich evening of pleasure and inspiration on Saturday, Nov. 2, at Downey’s excellent theater, located at 8435 Firestone Blvd., at Brookshire. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. for tickets ($35, $30 and $10), doors open at 7, pre-concert discussion is at 7:15, concert time is 8. Convenient parking is free.
You may also order tickets by phone at (562) 861-8211, or learn more about the orchestra by checking out website at
Remaining concerts in this 2013-14 season will be on Feb. 1 and April 5, and they promise to be doozies.

Published: Oct. 17, 2013 – Volume 12 – Issue 27

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