Symphony concert tickets on sale now

DOWNEY -- The spring concert presented by the Downey Symphony is always a rich mix, because it includes live auction action, a reception for musicians and audience, and this year a solo performance by the winner of our new Young Artist Competition.It all happens on Saturday evening, March 28, in Downey's Civic Theatre. Under the baton of Music Director Sharon Lavery, the orchestra will play Brahms' Second Symphony and will accompany rising star Nigel Armstrong in Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1. As usual, Lavery will discuss the evening's music prior to performance. Last year's successful bidder for a moment with the baton, Rhona Weinberg Gewelber, will be on the podium to conduct the opening work of this concert, and a lively auction for the same opportunity in 2010 will be handled by our auctioneer and concertmaster, Carolyn Osborn. Tickets priced at $20 and $25, with a student rate of $10, are available now by phoning the symphony office, (562) 403-2944. The concert begins at 8 p.m., the theater is at 8435 Firestone Blvd., parking is free, and the community is cordially invited to enjoy an exceptional evening in support of our own symphony orchestra, now 51 years young. ********** Published: March 13, 2009 - Volume 7 - Issue 47