DOWNEY - Fifth graders in the Downey Unified School District will be treated to a free performance by the Downey Symphony on Oct. 26.Approximately 1,700 students will be bused to the Downey Theatre for the concert, which is funded by the Downey Kiwanis Foundation. During the concert, music director Sharon Lavery and various members of the orchestra will explain musical terms and concepts before playing the pieces of music to students. Each piece will include an exciting story. "This will be a thrilling experience for all of Downey Unified's fifth grade students," school district officials said in a press release. "We know there may be future symphony musicians in the audience who will be very inspired by such an enriching opportunity."
********** Published: October 13, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 26