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Pacific Symphony brings Firebird Ballet to life for kids

Pacific Symphony’s final Family Musical Mornings concert of the season, “The Firebird, Ballet for Kids!” features beautiful, talented dancers in colorful costumes, who tell the charming story of the famous Russian fairy tale set to music by Igor Stravinsky. Led by Assistant Conductor Roger Kalia, the orchestra is joined by members of the Orange County Ballet Theater, and one of their young star dancers, Hillary Estreicher, who acts as narrator and guides the audience through the story.

The concert, inspired by the original ballet and adapted by Bree Burgess Rosen, is 45 minutes in length and designed especially for kids 5-11, who are sure to be mesmerized by the journey of young Prince Ivan and a magical, glowing bird! Venturing into an enchanted garden where an evil magician (Kashchei) has cast a spell over the land, Ivan falls in love with a beautiful princess who is being held captive. Everyone is sure to cheer when the mysterious Firebird comes to the aid of Ivan as he tries to defeat the evil magician!

“The Firebird, Ballet for Kids!” takes place on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Children and their parents are invited to join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival, where they can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.

Activities begin at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers. Concert tickets are $15-$40; for more information or to purchase tickets call 714-755-5799 or visit

This article was released by Pacific Symphony.