Fifth graders being treated to free concert

DOWNEY – The Downey Symphony Orchestra will treat approximately 1,650 DUSD fifth graders and their teachers to a free performance at the Downey Theatre on April 16. The Kiwanis Club of Downey Foundation and the Music Performance Trust Fund have donated funds to the Downey Symphonic Society’s Music in the Schools outreach program to make the concert possible.

During the concert, musical director Sharon Lavery and various members of the orchestra will explain musical terms and concepts before playing the pieces of music to the students.

“This will be a thrilling experience for all of Downey Unified’s fifth grade students,” DUSD officials said. “We know there may be future symphony musicians in the audience who will be very inspired by such an enriching opportunity.”