Venice, Vivaldi, and the Red Violin February 1, 2014

Saturday, February 1, 2014, the Downey Symphony Orchestra performs at the Downey Civic Theatre: “Venice, Vivaldi, and the Red Violin” featuring Holdberg Suite –  Grieg,    Adagio For Strings –  Barber,     The Four Seasons –   Vivaldi DSO music director, Sharon Lavery. Elizabeth Pitcairn performs on the legendary “Red Mendelssohn” Stradivarius. Also, come out to see the… Continue reading Venice, Vivaldi, and the Red Violin February 1, 2014

Downey Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 2, 2013, featuring Joseph Morris, clarinet

O Brave New World November 2, 2013    8:00 PM    Downey Civic Theatre   8435 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA  90241   (562) 403-2944 ROSSINI:  La gazza ladra (The Thieving Magpie):  Overture MOZART:  Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra       Joseph Morris, Clarinet    (winner of the 2013 DSO Young Artist Competition) DVORAK:  Symphony No. 9, “New World Symphony” This season, Joseph… Continue reading Downey Symphony Orchestra, Nov. 2, 2013, featuring Joseph Morris, clarinet

Downey Symphony “Berlioz to Brahms” April 6

When the Downey Symphony completes its 55th concert season on Saturday, April 6, the audience can expect some extra flourishes in celebration. The program opens with the guest conductor who won last spring’s Baton Auction, that coveted opportunity to lead a stage full of professional musicians. She is the fearless Dara Small, who had a… Continue reading Downey Symphony “Berlioz to Brahms” April 6

Downey Symphony Orchestra “Simple Pleasures”

Downey Civic Theatres   January 26, 2013   8:00 PM Mozart:   Divertimento k. 138 Neruda:  Concerto for trumpet and Orchestra    Conrad Jones, Trumpet Copland:   Quet City   Conrad Jones, Trumpet    Catherine Del Russo, English Horn Britten:   Simple symphony  Op. 4 Downey Civic Theatre 8535 Firestone Blvd. Downey, CA  90241 (562) 904-7230

Downey Symphony Relishing Rachmaninoff Oct 20

The Downey Symphony Orchestra‘s 2012-2013 season opens Saturday October 20th with “Relishing Rachmaninoff,” a concert of classical music not to be missed.  Musical Director Sharon Lavery brings us piano sensation Keenan Reesor, , who will perform Rachmaninoff’s riveting Piano Concerto No. 3 in F.  Also a premiere performance of Joshua Roach’s “Overture Dodeca.”  For more about the story… Continue reading Downey Symphony Relishing Rachmaninoff Oct 20

Downey Symphony Guild Country Western Barbecue July 10

Come join a fundraiser for the Downey Symphony Guild, which helps pay for their music program in schools as well as the concert season. There will be a “Country Western Barbecue” on Tuesday, July 10, 6PM at the Rio Hondo Event Center at 10627 Old River School Rd. Tickets are $22 ($12 children 4 to… Continue reading Downey Symphony Guild Country Western Barbecue July 10

Featured Violinist is International Performer

Korean-born violinist Youjin Lee will be the featured soloist for the concert presented by the Downey Symphony Orchestra on January 28, 2012, entitled “Strings Spectacular.”  She will be performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 4 for Violin and Orchestra, which is noted for its abundance of thematic material. Though still quite young, Lee is already establishing herself… Continue reading Featured Violinist is International Performer