Orchestra concert just for third-graders

DOWNEY - The Downey Symphony Orchestra is treating approximately 1,600 DUSD third-grade students and their teachers to free performances at the Downey Theatre on Oct. 31.The performances are part of the Downey Symphonic Society's "Music in the Schools" program which is funded by the Helen Hoag 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. Each piece performed for students will include "an exciting story." "This will be a thrilling experience for all of Downey Unified's third 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: Oct. 17, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 27