DOWNEY - More than 1,600 Downey fifth graders will be treated to a free concert by the Downey Symphony thanks to a grant from the Downey Kiwanis Foundation.All Downey Unified fifth graders will be bussed to the Downey Theatre for the concert. Music director Sharon Lavery and orchestra members will explain musical terms and concepts before playing the pieces of music. Each piece will include a unique story. "This will be a thrilling experience for all of Downey Unified's fifth grade students," DUSD officials said in a statement. "We know there may be future symphony musicians in the audience who will be very inspired by such an enriching opportunity."
********** Published: October 4, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 25