Symphony treating fifth graders to free concert

DOWNEY - The Downey Symphony will treat approximately 1,700 Downey Unified School District fifth graders to a free performance at the Downey Theatre on March 30.The concert is made possible through a donation from the Downey Kiwanis Foundation. During the concert, music director Sharon Lavery and orchestra members will explain musical terms and concepts before playing the pieces of music. Band members from Downey and Warren high schools will join the orchestra during one of the pieces. "This will be a thrilling experience for all of Downey Unified's fifth grade students," a DUSD official said. "We know there may be future symphony musicians in the audience who will be very inspired by such an enriching opportunity."

********** Published: March 17, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 48