Concert to feature harp soloist

Downey - The Downey Symphony Orchestra's season continues this month with a concert on Jan. 31 that may be just what you need in these iffy times.Music Director Sharon Lavery titles the program "Heaven at Your Fingertips," and makes good on the promise by bringing to us renowned harp soloist JoAnn Turovsky playing "Mendocino," a work composed for her by Robert Litton and given its world premiere at this performance. Turovsky will be featured also in Maurice Ravel's Introduction and Allegro with the orchestra. The concert opens with Mozart's Impresario Overture, and concludes with Mendelssohn's 3rd Symphony, the "Scottish." Concert time is 8 p.m. in Downey's Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. at Brookshire. A pre-concert discussion begins at 7:15 and is free for ticket holders. Tickets for the performance are $20 and $25 and may be purchased by calling (562) 403-2944. In addition, the theater box office will open for ticket sales on Wednesday, Jan. 28, between noon and 4 p.m., and from 6:30 p.m. the night of the concert. Special note for Downey elementary school students: Through our Music in the Schools program, the Symphony sees how much you enjoy attending an orchestra concert, and many of you have told us that you especially love hearing a harp. So we are offering a special ticket price to you for this concert: A school child, $5; an accompanying adult, $10. ********** Published: January 16, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 39