Spanish composer in town

DOWNEY - Oscar Navarro, composer of the Downey Overture, enjoyed dinner at Corleone's restaurant in Downey during his recent visit to Southern California.The award-winning composer from Spain is in town for the Hollywood Music in the Media Awards that took place Thursday. His score for the film "La Mula," directed by Michael Radford, has been nominated. Navarro wrote the Downey Overture two years ago and dedicated the work to Sharon Lavery, music director of the Downey Symphony Orchestra. The world premiere of the overture was in Downey. Since then, the overture has become a very popular selection for orchestras across the country, and this year was even presented at the renowned Tanglewood music festival in Massachusetts.

********** Published: Nov. 21, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 32