Symphony concert will be a fiesta

DOWNEY - Autumn, a new, festive, colorful season. Calls for a Fiesta, right?So "¬°Fiesta!" is the title of the next concert by the Downey Symphony, and there is much to celebrate. Included on the program are the American premiere of "Noah's Ark" by Spanish composer Oscar Navarro; Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez," played by a splendid young guitarist; and Ravel's unforgettable "Bolero." The symphony performs under Music Director Sharon Lavery on Saturday evening, Oct. 22, 8 p.m., in the Downey Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. This will be the opening concert of the orchestra's 54th consecutive season in this city - three cheers and an ¬°ole! for its excellence and longevity! To purchase tickets, at $30, $25 and $10 for students, call the theater at (562) 861-8211, or stop in at the box office in front of the theater on Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friendly staff will be there to help you find good seats for this gala occasion. -Joyce Sherwin, Downey Symphony

********** Published: October 06, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 25