Downey Symphony From Russia With Love October 24

We are very excited to be hosting a new huge group art show in the lobby of the Downey Theatre, about Dance and Movement. Steve Clay is the featured artist, with 25 others on display curated by DAC’s Liz Moran.  The Downey Symphony concert begins at 8PM Saturday October 24th at the Downey Theatre, 8435… Continue reading Downey Symphony From Russia With Love October 24

CALL TO ARTISTS: Dance & Movement Art Show

Downey Arts Coalition is gearing up for our Fall show, “Dance & Movement” which opens October 4th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  This show coincides with the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s October 24th concert, “From Russia With Love,” featuring the Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky. Submissions are requested by September 25, email previews to curator Liz… Continue reading CALL TO ARTISTS: Dance & Movement Art Show

Free Downey Symphony Concert at Furman Park – July 29

Downey Symphony Orchestra returns for their annual “Pops in the Park” concert on Wednesday. Their repertoire will feature music from The Sound of Music, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, and much more. The free event is open to the entire family, including kids, who will have the opportunity to conduct the orchestra at the end of… Continue reading Free Downey Symphony Concert at Furman Park – July 29

Totally 80’s Flashback Party June 20

The Downey Arts Coalition is bringing you back to the 80’s with a new fundraiser event benefiting the Downey Symphony Orchestra.  It’s a “Totally 80’s Flashback Party” with the music, style and attitude from the decade.  Saturday June 20th, 8PM to 2AM at The Epic Lounge in Downey, 8239 2nd Street, just west of Downey… Continue reading Totally 80’s Flashback Party June 20

Photos from Reflections Art Show with the Downey Symphony

The artists with curator EJ Ball and DAC Vice President Pat Gil

Congratulations to the talented artists of the “Reflections” art show, which accompanied the Downey Symphony Orchestra concert “Harp & Soul” on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre.  The group show, which featured over twenty local artists was curated by Eloise Ball and produced by Pat Gil and her team from both the Downey Arts… Continue reading Photos from Reflections Art Show with the Downey Symphony

Symphony Concert “Harp and Soul” Jan 24th, Reflections Art Show

The Downey Symphony Orchestra will hold its winter concert on January 24th at the Downey Civic Theatre, “Harp and Soul,” at 8:00pm. This concert will feature the Downey Symphony’s talented string section along with award winning harpist Alison Bjorkedal. Come hear the compositions of Mahler, Copeland, Debussy and Tchaikovsky. Also, the Downey Symphony seeks to to promote young… Continue reading Symphony Concert “Harp and Soul” Jan 24th, Reflections Art Show

Anthony Moreno at Downey Symphony’s “Seven and Counting” Oct 11

Originally published in The Downey Patriot DOWNEY – To begin this article, let’s step back first to the Downey Symphony’s Red Violin concert last February when the orchestra and violinist Elizabeth Pitcairn presented Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons,” as in spring, summer, autumn, winter. The plan for the performance included two narrators in period costume to… Continue reading Anthony Moreno at Downey Symphony’s “Seven and Counting” Oct 11

Downey Symphony Free Concert in the Park August 6

Wednesday August 6th is the annual tradition of the Downey Symphony Orchestra’s free concert in the park.  7PM at Furman Park in Downey, on Rives Ave south of Florence.  Director and conductor Sharon Lavery will lead the orchestra in a number of audience favorites and pops classics.  This year’s concert is entitled “The Sounds of… Continue reading Downey Symphony Free Concert in the Park August 6

Downey Symphony’s Sold-out Concert

For the first time since 1985, the Downey Symphony Orchestra had a sold-out concert at the Downey Civic Theatre.  When the Theatre was being planned in the late 60’s, the Symphonic Society and the Downey Children’s Theatre argued about the size of the auditorium– the Symphony wanted 1000, and the theatre only 500.  At 738… Continue reading Downey Symphony’s Sold-out Concert