DOWNEY - For a new year, a new decade, what could be more fitting on the Downey Theatre stage than a fresh new talent, performing as soloist with our symphony orchestra?May we introduce Gabriel Campos, a 20-year-old clarinetist from Costa Rica with a significant list of awards already under his belt. Now he adds another distinction. He has been selected by Music Director Sharon Lavery, herself a clarinetist, to be the soloist in the orchestra's next concert on Saturday evening, Jan. 23. Campos will play Weber's concerto No. 2 for Clarinet and Orchestra, the centerpiece of a program that includes Grieg's Holbert Suite and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony. Concert time is 8 p.m., with a preview discussion at 7:15. Tickets are $25 and $30 may be purchased by phoning the symphony office, (562) 403-2944, or at the theater box office on Wednesday, Jan. 20 between noon and 4 p.m., as well as on the evening of the performance. Downey's theater is located at 8435 Firestone Boulevard, and parking is plentiful and free.
********** Published: January 8, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 38