Fairy Tales Featured in Fall Concert

Theatre stage on Sunday, November 22 at 3pm. Bring the family to the La Mirada Symphony, under the direction of Alan Mautner, to hear some of the most beloved music in the classical repertoire ~a midsummer Felix Mendelssohn brings Shakespeare’s magical forest filled with fairies, fools, and lovers to life in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Originally written in 1842, it is still a crowd pleaser.

French composer Maurice Ravel was first inspired by the two young children of a friend to write piano compositions inspired by favorite Mother Goose stories. Those pieces grew into full orchestrations and ultimately a ballet. Enjoy the stories of Sleeping Beauty, Little Tom Thumb, Beauty and the Beast and more set to lyrical music.

Swan Lake, the revered Russian ballet from Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky, premiered to unfriendly audiences in 1877 and didn’t become popular until after the composer’s death. A hunter encounters a lovely swan who transforms into a beautiful girl. The swan spell can only be permanently broken by True Love. Of course, as Shakespeare said, the course of True Love never did run smooth. Be carried away by the romantic themes of this timeless classic.

The concert begins at 3pm at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Admission is free; no reservations required. Doors open at 2:oo pm. A pre-concert lecture begins in the upstairs lobby at 2:15. VIP seating begins at 2:30. General seating begins at 2:45.  A $5 per seat donation is suggested. For more information call 562-941-5779.