DOWNEY -- The world premiere of Bryan Kostors’ “To Dust” will highlight the Downey Symphony concert Saturday at the Downey Civic Theatre. Mozart, Holst, and Dvorak are also on the program.
Kostors’ piece responds to the diversion of water from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles a century ago, which drained Owens Lake and left an alkali flat with punishing dust storms. Kostors has created a video to accompany the music.
Doors open at 6:30 pm so patrons can enjoy an exhibit in the lobby of work by local artists, organized in partnership with the Downey Arts Coalition. The theme is “Tempest.”
Music Director Sharon Lavery will give a free talk before the concert at 7:15 pm.
Good seats are still available. The Box Office at 8435 Firestone Blvd. is open Friday until 5 pm and on Saturday beginning at 6:30 pm. Tickets may also be ordered by phone at (562) 904-7230 or online at downeysymphony.org. Free parking adjacent to Theatre.