Eeyore Has A Birthday

Type: Performance
Art Form: Music
Grade Level: PreK-8
Scheduling Request

Based upon the classic characters created by A.A. Milne in Winnie the Pooh and The House on Pooh Corner, this unique instrumental new music performance leads students into the fantasy world of the lovable, yet ever-pessimistic Eeyore. In composer Jon Deak’s rendition, each instrument assumes a role in the story; the ever-mournful Eeyore is personified by the viola; the gastronomically-oriented Pooh Bear by the double bass; and the eager, bumbling Piglet by the piano. This unique program combines music, drama and speech as a trio of musicians from the acclaimed Firebird Ensemble narrate the story while also performing their own musical accompaniment. Students will learn about the piano and string family; how sound is produced; basic musical terminology and the importance of team work in music-making.

Length: 45 Minutes
Audience Limit: 200
Curriculum Connection: Music, Language Arts, Storytelling

Single Show: $1,195

Back-To-Back: $2,030

Three-In-A-Row: $2,865

Four-In-A-Row: $3,700

Travel Fee: based upon mileage

Note: pricing may vary for weekend/out-of-school time

Processing fee of $30 added to all contracts


Microphone for speaking if audience size is over 50 students

Reserved parking space for 2 cars

Water for 3 people

Performance Space Requirements:

Smaller spaces work better when audience size is small

Grand piano is preferred but upright keyboard in good condition is also possible

Space needed by performers/instruments (including piano) is approximately 12 ft x 10 ft
Arrival time before first performance: 30 minutes
Strike time: 10 minutes
Time needed between performances: 20 minutes
Students will be asked to listen closely and maintain quiet during the performance. If a student (s) is creating a disturbance which affects the other students engagement we ask that the teachers or supervising adults address the issue as quickly as possible.

Please introduce the performers as a Young Audiences of Massachusetts ensemble.

Visiting artist. Availability for 2019-2020 TBD.

3+ artists (double the mileage below to account for the trip and the return trip)