THE FIREBIRD

May 17 - 18, 2024

Diablo Ballet closes its 2023 – 24 Season with the world premiere of The Firebird.

Tickets are on sale through the Lesher Center for the Arts ticket office. Purchases can be made online, by calling (925) 943-SHOW or in person at the ticket office.

Please note: to avoid ticket scams, please purchase your tickets directly through the Lesher Center for the Arts website or Ticket office. Lesher Center Ticket office is the only official purchase point for Diablo Ballet’s tickets. Purchases through a third party site will not guarantee entrance or seating at our performances. Any questions, contact Diablo Ballet at (925) 943-1775 x 2 or the Lesher Center ticket office at (925) 943-SHOW.

Senior communities – please contact dan@diabloballet.org for assistance with your tickets.

The Firebird performs on May 17 at 7:30 pm and on May 18 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm. The performance runs 1 hour and 30 mins with one intermission. 

The Firebird

Music: Igor Stravinsky
Choreography: Brian Enos

A brand-new production of The Firebird by contemporary choreographer Brian Enos, former dancer with the Houston Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Company, based on the Russian folk tale of the Firebird, with music by Igor Stravinsky.

4 in the Morning

Music: William Walton
Choreography: Val Caniparoli

Renowned dance maker, Val Caniparoli returns to Diablo Ballet premiering his 4 in the Morning, which was originally created for Amy Seiwart’s “Imagery” in 2016. “My inspiration for “4 In The Morning (An Entertainment)” came from Edith Sitwell’s poetry and William Walton’s instrumental accompaniment called “Façade (An Entertainment),” first performed together in 1923. Not only was I inspired by Walton’s music, I was also highly intrigued by the rhythms of Sitwell’s poetry, appreciating how it added interesting layers and texture to Walton’s musical landscape. I took my lead from a particular Sitwell poem called “4 In The Morning” to recreate this late night party as I imagined in Joseph Moncure March’s bawdy narrative “The Wild Party” or in a wild Gatsby-esque after-party typical of that “Golden” era.”

Light Rain

Music: Douglas Adamz and Russ Gauthier
Choreography: Gerald Alpino

Featuring the Pas de Deux from Gerald Alpino’s most requested work, Light Rain. The ballet has been an audience favorite since its premiere in 1981, when it was created for the Joffrey Ballet’s Silver Anniversary.

TICKETS

The Firebird performs May 17 – 18 at the Lesher Center for the Arts. Tickets will go on sale this September.
The performance will be at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek. See directions