Downey Symphony Orchestra gets new season ready

October 20, 2017 by  

Downey Symphony president Don Marshall wants everyone to know that the orchestra will soon be playing their song.

The opening concert of the year will feature three works by Antonin Dvořák, the Czech composer whose works are popular with audiences everywhere. Americans in particular appreciate his work, since Dvořák lived in the U.S. for three years, from 1892 until 1895.

Dvořák was inspired by the popular and folk music of his own country, and suggested that American composers look to the native cultures in the United States for inspiration, and blend those traditions with orchestral music to devise a distinctive type of music found only in America.

The program beings with a suite of ‘Slavonic Dances’, followed by the ‘Romance for Violin and Orchestra’, with Carolyn Osborn, the orchestra’s Concertmaster, performing as the violin soloist. The final piece to be performed is ‘Symphony No. 8’.

An exhibit of local artists’ works with the theme ‘Music: The Art of Sound’, will be displayed in the lobby of the theater for patrons’ enjoyment.

The first concert of the season is scheduled for tomorrow, October 21, at the Downey Theatre. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, so that attendees will have the chance to meet and visit with friends, and enjoy the art before the performance.

Events like this can be enhanced if managers work with a poster printing company to create colorful posters to advertise the concert.