Welcome to our 59th season! We have an amazing line up of concerts for you this year, and we know it would not be possible without the generous support of our loyal season subscribers and those who bought tickets for individual concerts. We also appreciate the support from individual donors, foundations, businesses, civic organizations, and the City of Downey.
Our season begins with a thrilling program featuring the powerful and expressive work by Gustav Holst, The Planets. In keeping with our tradition of commissioning new pieces, the concert also includes the world premiere of a composition by long-time Downey resident and well-established composer, Lars Clutterham.
Our audience has been asking for more vocal and piano music, so we are trying something special for our winter concert. This innovative musical exhibition will bring you an evening of folk-inspired chamber music for violin, baritone voice, and piano. The concert will feature former soloists of the Downey Symphony (Michelle Tseng, violin, and Anthony Moreno, baritone) as they are accompanied by Los Angeles piano sensation, Robert Blake. These talented artists will present a program of exquisite trios, duos, and solos by an array of composers including Debussy, Ravel and Rachmaninoff.
There is no better way to conclude our season than by performing, arguably, the most popular symphony in the classical music repertoire: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The concert opens with another popular gem, The William Tell Overture, by Rossini, followed by Tchaikovsky’s charming, yet demanding and impressive Rococo Variations for Cello and Orchestra.
Please join us for another series of concerts by an ensemble hailed as one of the best metropolitan orchestras in Southern California. Thanks again for your on-going support, and I look forward to seeing you at our concerts!