Announcing 21-22 Family Musical Mornings Series, Presented by Farmers & Merchants Bank

Featuring Five Engaging Kid-Friendly Concerts

As live music returns to Orange County, Pacific Symphony is pleased to announce the 2021-22 season of Farmers & Merchant Bank’s Family Musical Mornings concert series, led by newly-appointed Assistant Conductor Dr. Jacob Sustaita. This season features five exciting new concerts, each with unique themes and exploration of musical repertoire: “Nutcracker for Kids!,” “Cinderella—Opera for Kids,” “Superheroes!,” “Cirque for Kids!” and “Music from the Movies and More!” Check out the full season here.

Farmers & Merchants Bank’s Family Musical Mornings are 45-minute kid-friendly concerts that engage and entertain young audiences, setting them on the path to a lifelong love of music. The audience will be guided through the secret inner workings of the orchestra with a captivating, multimedia format as Pacific Symphony is joined by singers, actors and dancers.

Season tickets for Farmers & Merchants Bank’s Family Musical Mornings are on sale now. Subscriptions for the five-concert series range from $60-$192. Single ticket sales begin Sunday, August 29. Concerts take place at 10 a.m. and again at 11:30 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Pacific Symphony at (714) 755-5799, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Presenting Sponsor for the series is Farmers & Merchants Bank.

COVID-19 safety protocols continue to evolve at a rapid pace and audience safety is our priority. In partnership with Segerstrom Center for the Arts, we will be using current CDC recommendations as well as Cultural Celebrations guidelines from the State of California to create our reopening policies and procedures. For the most up-to-date safety information, please go to PacificSymphony.org/Safety.


FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANK’S FAMILY MUSICAL MORNINGS SERIES

Programs, artists and dates subject to change.

NUTCRACKER FOR KIDS!
Saturday • Dec. 4, 2021 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Festival Ballet Theatre – Salwa Rizkalla, artistic director
Pacific Symphony

Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed version created just for kids. This annual favorite finishes with a jolly visit from Santa Claus himself!

CINDERELLA—OPERA FOR KIDS!
Saturday • Jan. 29, 2022 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Pacific Symphony
Singers TBA

This enchanting rags-to-riches fairy-tale opera adapts Rossini’s sparkling work especially for young audiences. From start to finish, you’ll be swept away by show-stopping vocal fireworks, toe-tapping tunes, high-spirited comedy and colorful costumes—all leading up to a happily-ever-after grand finale!

SUPERHEROES!
Saturday • Feb. 19, 2022 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Pacific Symphony

You won’t want to miss the continuing adventures of Captain Symphony! The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra joins Pacific Symphony for this side-by-side concert featuring music from “The Incredibles,” “Superman” and heroic classical favorites such as Rossini’s dashing “William Tell Overture.” Come dressed as your favorite superhero!

CIRQUE FOR KIDS!
Saturday • April 23, 2022 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Cirque de la Symphonie
Pacific Symphony

Symphony + Circus = a spectacular show, created especially for kids! Experience a jaw-dropping fusion of fliers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers and strongmen who perform their cirque acts while Pacific Symphony provides a soundtrack of classical masterpieces and contemporary favorites.

MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES AND MORE!
Saturday • May 21, 2022 • 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Jacob Sustaita, conductor
Pacific Symphony

Welcome back to the concert hall—for the first time in forever—with Pacific Symphony and the magical music of Disney! Be our guest and enjoy your favorites from Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Lion King and Star Wars. Come dressed as your favorite Disney or Star Wars character and be ready to celebrate a return to live music with the Symphony!

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