DOWNEY - The Downey Symphony, led by music director and conductor Sharon Lavery, will present a free concert Wednesday at Furman Park, part of the city's ongoing summer concert series.The performance's theme is "The Sounds of Summer" and will feature a collection of musical theater songs. The concert begins at 7 p.m. The program includes "Ragtime Dance" by Scott Joplin, "Hoe Down" by Aaron Copland, "Westside Story Overture" by Leonard Bernstein, and selections from Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein, material from "The Sound of Music" and some patriotic songs. The Downey Symphonic Society, currently in its 53rd season, was founded in 1948 by a group of citizens who wanted to bring good symphonic music to the greater Downey community. The Hoag Foundation is sponsoring Wednesday's free concert.
********** Published: August 04, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 16