Another successful art show, “Classical Elements,” on April 9th presented two dozen local artists’ work along with the Downey Symphony concert, “A European Exhibition.” The concert featured a new work from composer Oscar Navarro, who also wrote the Downey Overture, a whimsical orchestral piece dedicated to our city. Clarinetist Kelli O’Connor was the featured performer for Navarro’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2.
Special thanks to all the artists who participated, as well as the concert production team, curator Eloise Ball, producer Pat Gil and coordinator Andrew Hernandez. The Downey Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Music director Sharon Lavery, and supported by the Downey Symphonic Society, president Larry Lewis and a board of dedicated individuals who keep this important cultural institution alive.
We are also grateful to the City of Downey and Mayor Alex Saab for presenting a city proclamation to the Downey Symphony Orchestra and a certificate of recognition to composer Oscar Navarro and, acknowledging his outstanding contributions to our city.
Consider supporting the Downey Symphony Orchestra through your donations and participating in fundraising events. This will help continue their legacy of impactful music and cultural experiences in our community.