DOWNEY - The good news is, tomorrow night's concert by the Downey Symphony is sold out. The bad news is, tomorrow night's concert by the Downey Symphony is sold out.Depends on your perspective. The concert is at 8 p.m. in our Civic Theatre. The orchestra, under Music Director Sharon Lavery, will perform Grieg's Holberg Suite, Barber's Adagio for Strings, and Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with violin soloist Elizabeth Pitcairn, who plays a celebrated 1720 Stradivarius. If you have a ticket, come early, get a parking space, browse the art exhibit in the lobby, enjoy wine or coffee in the patio, listen to Sharon Lavery's pre-concert discussion at 7:15, and get to your seat on time! If you don't have a ticket, come early and try your luck at the box office. It opens at 7 p.m. If that doesn't work, be sure to join us for the Downey Symphony's April 5 concert, "World Cup Classico," an exciting mixture of soccer pride and Hispanic music. Go to downeysymphony.org. In the meantime, tomorrow afternoon, Saturday, at 2:30 p.m. we offer a free showing of an excellent R-rated movie, starring Samuel L. Jackson, in the same Downey Civic Theater. It relates to the evening concert, but you don't have to show a concert ticket to get in to this one - just come. There's a raffle and that art exhibit too. We'll be happy to see you.
********** Published: Jan. 30, 2014 - Volume 12 - Issue 42