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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Three for the

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August 20, 2010 Sponsored by The Wortham Foundation Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts and George P. Mitchell Ballet: Apollo Choreographer: George Balanchine Dancer(s): Connor Walsh Photograph: Pam Francis

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Tonight in the Plaza

ontents Tonight in the Plaza........................................................................ 1 Letter from the President & CEO.................................................. 2 Pavilion Bytes.................................................................................. 2 Three for the Ages.......................................................................... 3 Apollo.............................................................................................. 4 Falling............................................................................................... 5 Fancy Free....................................................................................... 6 Houston Ballet................................................................................. 7 Artistic Director................................................................................ 8 Artistic Profiles................................................................................. 9 Houston Ballet Staff................................................................... 10-11 Houston Ballet Acknowledgements............................................ 11 September Preview....................................................................... 12 Sponsor Spotlight............................................................................ 13 Encore.............................................................................................. 13 Off Stage: Children’s Festival....................................................... 14 Cool Off This Summer Surfing The Pavilion’s New Website........ 15 House of Blues Hospitality Tent Rocks The Pavilion.................... 15 ShowTime........................................................................................ 16 Performance Etiquette................................................................. 17 Guest Information.......................................................................... 18

7-8 p.m. Mixed Rep of Classics featuring “La Byadère” and “Sleeping Beauty” with Payne Academy of Performing Arts Color-a-Picture & Giveaways with Woodforest National Bank Art Project with Woodlands Online Color-a-Picture & Car Display with Audi of America Decorating Fans with The Pavilion Partners Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama

Officers George Lindahl III – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President and CEO Jeffrey H. Shipley – Vice Chairman Brian Wing – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Lori Figaro – Treasurer

We are extremely proud to be the Home Away from Home of Houston Ballet and the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony. Titled Celebrate the Arts, this season is filled with classical masterpieces, Broadway hits, patriotic favorites and amazing visual presentations. Help us spread the word to your neighbors and friends about the high-quality programming we bring to our stage. As a nonprofit organization, The Pavilion’s mission is to present a diverse offering of performing arts and to make the arts accessible to the masses. One way we strive to achieve this is by offering free mezzanine and lawn seating at all performing arts events so any individual at any income level can enjoy the world of performing arts. Our sponsors make this possible. We are very proud of the fact that attendance at these events continues to increase. To this end, I would like to thank our sponsors and The Pavilion’s Board of Directors for their support in making our arts programming and free seating possible. I hope you enjoy tonight’s performance. Thank you for supporting The Pavilion’s Performing Arts Season.

Board of Directors A. Steve Arizpe Joseph P. Ash John H. Beaird Gary Becker David D. Dunlap Mark E. Ellis Keith Ferry Carol P. Garner James M. Gibbons Candice W. Glenn Jeffrey R. Harder Robert C. Hardin

Jonathan Homeyer W. Randall Lowry Julie V. Mayrant Ralph C. McIngvale C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Alex Sutton Raymond I. Wilcox Marsha K. Williams Janet S. Wong Hank Wood

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922 - 2009)

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has gone social! Did you know The Pavilion has Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages? Visit The Pavilion’s new website at www.woodlandscenter.org to find links to all of The Pavilion’s social networking sites. The Pavilion has more than 5,400 fans on Facebook, 550 followers on Twitter and 31 videos posted on YouTube. The venue has given away 32 by Kacie Broadhurst concert tickets through its social networking sites by conducting trivia contests and scavenger hunts, and plans to offer many more contests throughout the season.

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The newest addition to The Pavilion’s social media initiatives is Flickr, an online photo management and sharing application. Fans are able to view a large variety of photos of artists at the venue, including Jimmy Buffett, Chicago and Bret Michaels of Poison. Fans also can enjoy photos from performing arts events such as the Houston Symphony’s Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as educational outreach programs and fund-raisers.

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Founded in 1990, The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands

Welcome to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 21st season of great entertainment and world-class performing arts. More than 400,000 guests attended events at The Pavilion in 2009 and we notched our 8-millionth visitor since opening in 1990. The Pavilion finished the year ranked sixth out of the top 100 amphitheatres in the world based on the number of tickets sold in 2009.

Jerry MacDonald President and CEO

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2010 Performing Arts Season

Our Mission

Letter from the President & CEO

If you have suggestions about photos you would like to see on Flickr, send your ideas to Kacie Broadhurst, social media analyst, at kbroadhurst@woodlandscenter.org.

Credits Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief Courtney Galle – Managing Editor

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Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Margaret Eichelberger – Executive Assistant Cindy DuBois – Director of Marketing & Education Kacie Broadhurst – Social Media Analyst Courtney Galle – Marketing & PR Manager Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accounting Assistant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant Christine Scully – Director of Development Charlotte Weschler – Development Coordinator Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations Collin Bolen – Assistant Box Office Manager Carla DeHart – Administrative Coordinator Isidro Hernandez – Maintenance Department Lead Maria Hernandez – Maintenance Department Paula Jauregui – Maintenance Department Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Department Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Josie Reeves – Box Office Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Joey Rincon – Operations Department David Schlauch – Operations Manager Chad Sonnier – Operations Department JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales

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Houston Ballet

Program

presents

Three for the Ages The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Friday, August 20, 2010 8 p.m. Houston Ballet Orchestra conducted by Ermanno Florio. Stage Manager: Joe Lumia This performance lasts approximately two hours and 15 minutes. There will be two intermissions lasting 20 minutes each. Ballet: Falling Choreographer: Stanton Welch Dancer(s): Melody Herrera & Ian Casady Photograph: Amitava Sarkar

Ballet: Apollo Choreographer: George Balanchine Dancer(s): Connor Walsh & Artists of Houston Ballet Photograph: Pam Francis

Apollo

Music by Igor Stravinsky (1882 – 1971) Apollon Musagete Choreography by George Balanchine (1904 – 1983) © The George Balanchine Trust Staged by Victoria Simon Lighting by Christina R. Giannelli Apollo Tepsichore Polyhymnia Calioppe Leto Nymphs

Connor Walsh Lauren Ciobanu Kelly Myernick Amy Fote Jessica Collado Jordan Reed Natalie Varnum

This ballet depicts Apollo, the young god of music, who is visited and instructed by three Muses: Calliope, Muse of poetry, whose symbol is a tablet; Polyhymnia, Muse of mime, whose symbol is a mask that represents the power of gesture; and Terpsichore, Muse of dance and song, whose symbol is a lyre. It was with this work that Balanchine, at age 24, achieved international recognition and began his lifelong partnership with Stravinsky. -The George Balanchine Trust World Premiere: on June 12, 1928, by Les Ballets Russes de Serge Diaghilev In Theatre Sarah Bernhardt in Paris, France. Houston Ballet Premiere: on May 27, 2004, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas.

Ballet: Fancy Free Choreographer: Jerome Robbins Dancer(s): James Gotesky Photograph: Amitava Sarkar

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The Performance of Apollo, a Balanchine® Ballet, is presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust and has been produced in accordance with the Balanchine Style® and Balanchine Technique® Service Standards established and approved by the Trust.

Intermission

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Program

Program

Falling

Fancy Free

Music by W. A. Mozart Salzburg Symphonies 1/ Divertimento for Strings K.136, 1st movement 2/ Divertimento for Strings K.138, 2nd movement 3/ Divertimento for Strings K.138, 3rd movement 4/ Divertimento for Strings K.136, 2nd movement 5/ Divertimento for Strings K.136, 3rd movement Choreography by Stanton Welch Costume Design by Holly Hynes Lighting Design by Lisa J. Pinkham

Melody Herrera Ian Casady

Elise Judson Jim Nowakowski

Emily Bowen Christopher Gray

Nao Kusuzaki Christopher Coomer

Amy Fote Peter Franc

Stanton Welch’s Falling, a classical ballet for five couples, is a playful, pure dance work set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Salzburg Symphonies.” “It’s intricate, like a diamond,” Welch said. “Falling utilizes a very old-fashioned, classical ballet look with rounded arms and soft shapes, nothing long and sharp.” World Premiere: on February 8, 2005, by San Francisco Ballet at War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California. Houston Ballet Premiere: on May 22, 2008, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas.

Music by Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing LLC, publisher and copyright owner. Choreography by Jermone Robbins (1918 – 1998) Performed by permission of The Robbins Rights Trust. Staged by Bart Cook Costume Design by Kermit Love Set Design by Oliver Smith Lighting based on the original design by Ronald Bates Recreated by Christina R. Giannelli Bartender Sailors Passers-by

Robert Arold Ilya Kozadayev Connor Walsh Christopher Coomer Kelly Myernick Melody Herrera Aria Alekzander

This ballet concerns three sailors on shore leave. Time: 1944, a hot summer night Place: New York City, a side street World Premiere: on April 18, 1944, by American Ballet Theatre in the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, New York. Houston Ballet Premiere: on March 11, 2010, in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center in Houston, Texas.

Intermission

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Artistic Director

Houston Ballet

STANTON WELCH Artistic Director

Stanton Welch Houston Ballet Artistic Director

CECIL C. CONNER, JR. Managing Director

ERMANNO FLORIO Music Director PHILLIP BROOMHEAD LYNNE CHARLES LOUISE LESTER STEVEN WOODGATE Ballet Master Ballet Mistress Ballet Mistress Ballet Master

Principals SIMON BALL IAN CASADY AMY FOTE MIREILLE HASSENBOEHLER MELODY HERRERA JUN SHUANG HUANG CONNOR WALSH SARA WEBB

First Soloists NICHOLAS LESCHKE

Karina Gonzalez Ilya Kozadayev Joseph Walsh

Demi Soloists Michelle Carpenter Jessica Collado Peter Franc James Gotesky Katharine Precourt Corps de Ballet Katlyn Addison Aria Alekzander Robert Arold Emily Bowen Lauren Ciobanu Rupert Edwards III Sadie Elliot Rhodes Elliott

Christopher Gray

Nozomi Iijima

Elise Judson

Samantha Lynch

Katelyn May

Michael McGonegal

Allison Miller

William Newton

Jim Nowakowski

Jordan Reed

Garrett Smith

Hitomi Takeda

Megumi Takeda

Ceriah Tedjamulia

Natalie Varnum

Charles-Louis Yoshiyama

Apprentices Beth Miller Madison Morris Brian Waldrep Liao Xiang Ben Stevenson, O.B.E. Artistic Director Emeritus

Welch was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Marilyn Jones, O.B.E., and Garth Welch, A.M., two of Australia’s most gifted dancers of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1986, he began his training at the late age of 17, quickly winning a scholarship to San Francisco Ballet School. In 1989, he was engaged as a dancer with The Australian Ballet, where he rose to the rank of leading soloist, performing such principal roles as Des Grieux in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon, Lensky in John Cranko’s Onegin, Camille in Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, and Alan Strang in Equus. He has also worked with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Jirí Kylían, Nacho Duato and Maurice Béjart.

KELLY MYERNICK

Soloists Christopher Coomer Melissa Hough Linnar Looris

Jaquel Andrews Oliver Halkowich Nao Kusuzaki

(Choreography, Falling) In July 2003, the acclaimed Australian choreographer Stanton Welch assumed the leadership of Houston Ballet, America’s fourth largest ballet company, as artistic director. Welch is one of the most sought after choreographers of his generation, having created works for such prestigious international companies as Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Royal Danish Ballet.

Aaron Sharratt

Welch’s choreographic career developed during his time with The Australian Ballet. In 1990, he received his first choreographic commission from the company, marking the beginning of a series of commissioned works over the next 14 years and developing his diPhotographer Pam Francis verse choreographic style. For The Australian Ballet, he has created The Three of Us (1990); Of Blessed Memory (1991), for which he was voted best new choreographer in 1992 by readers of the British magazine Dance & Dancers; Divergence (1994), which has been preformed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, and City Center in New York; fulllength productions of Madame Butterfly (1995) and Cinderella (1997); Red Earth (1996); X (1999); and Velocity (2003). In 2005, Welch created a lavish new staging of The Sleeping Beauty for The Australian Ballet. Madame Butterfly has become a signature work for Welch internationally, and is in the repertoires of Houston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Atlanta Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre and Boston Ballet. In 1995, Welch was named resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet. That same year, he was commissioned to create Corroboree (Wildlife) for The Australian Ballet to perform at “United We Dance,” a dance festival in San Francisco celebrating the 15th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter and featuring major companies from across the world premiering new works. Welch has been extremely active internationally, receiving numerous commissions from the world’s leading companies. For Houston Ballet, he has choreographed 17 works: Indigo (1999), Bruiser (2000), Tales of Texas (2004), Blindness (2004), Bolero (2004), Nosotros (2005), Brigade (2006), a spectacular new staging of Swan Lake (2006), The Four Seasons (2007), Punctilious (2007), The Core (2008), A Doll’s House (2008), Mediæval Bæbes (2008), Marie (2009), Elements (2009), 40 (2009) and La Bayadère (2010). For San Francisco Ballet: Maninyas (1996), Taiko (1999), Tu Tu (2003), Falling (2005) and Naked (2008). For American Ballet Theatre: Clear (2001), two one-act ballets as part of Within You Without You: A Tribute to George Harrison (2002); and a new version of Carmina Burana as part of the evening-length work Here After (2003). For Ballet Met: Evolution and Don Quixote, both full-length works. For Atlanta Ballet: A Dance in the Garden of Mirth (2000). For Royal Danish Ballet: Ønsket (1998) and Ander (1999). For Birmingham Royal Ballet: Powder (1998). For Moscow Dance Theatre: Green (2000) and OPUS X (2001), both created for Ms. Nina Ananiashvili’s group. Welch also has staged works for Colorado Ballet; Cincinnati Ballet; Tulsa Ballet; Texas Ballet Theater; The Royal Ballet School; Singapore Dance Theatre; Royal New Zealand Ballet; and Fugate/Bahiri Ballet NY.

Christopher Bruce, C.B.E. Associate Choreographer Official Airline of Houston Ballet

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Artistic Profiles

GEORGE BALANCHINE (Choreography, Apollo) Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, George Balanchine (1904 - 1983) is regarded as the foremost contemporary choreographer in the world of ballet. He came to the United States in late 1933, at the age of 29, accepting the invitation of the young American arts patron Lincoln Kirstein (1907 - 1996), whose great passions included the dream of creating a ballet company in America. At Balanchine’s behest, Kirstein also was prepared to support the formation of an American academy of ballet that would eventually rival the long-established schools of Europe. This was the School of American Ballet, founded in 1934, the first product of the Balanchine-Kirstein collaboration. Several ballet companies directed by the two were created and dissolved in the years that followed, while Balanchine found other outlets for his choreography. Eventually, with a performance on Oct. 11, 1948, the New York City Ballet was born. Balanchine served as its ballet master and principal choreographer from 1948 until his death in 1983. Balanchine’s more than 400 dance works include Serenade (1934), Concerto Barocco (1941), Le Palais de Cristal, later renamed Symphony in C (1947), Orpheus (1948), 1be Nutcracker (1954), Agon (1957), Symphony in Three Movements (1972), Stravinsky Violin Concerto (1972), Vienna Waltzes (1977), Ballo della Regina (1978), and Mozartiana (1981). His final ballet, a new version of Stravinsky’s Variations for Orchestra, was created in 1982. He also choreographed for films, operas, revues, and musicals. Among his best known dances for the stage is Slaughter on 7th Avenue, originally created for Broadway’s On Your Toes (1936). The musical was later made into a movie. A major artistic figure of the 20th century, Balanchine revolutionized the look of classical ballet. Taking classicism as his base, he heightened, quickened, expanded, streamlined, and even inverted the fundamentals of the 400-year-old language of academic dance. This had an inestimable influence on the growth of dance in America. Although at first his style seemed particularly suited to the energy and speed of American dancers, especially those he trained, his ballets are now performed by all the major classical ballet companies throughout the world. Copyright © 2002 The George Balanchine Foundation. Reprinted by permission.

JEROME ROBBINS (Choreography, Fancy Free) Jerome Robbins is world renowned for his work as a choreographer of ballets as well as his work as a director and choreographer in theater, movies and television. His Broadway shows include On the Town, Billion Dollar Baby, High Button Shoes, West Side Story, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Miss Liberty, Call Me Madam and Fiddler on the Roof. His last Broadway production in 1989, Jerome Robbins= Broadway, won six Tony Awards including best musical and best director. Among the more than 60 ballets he created are Fancy Free, Afternoon of a Faun, The Concert, Dances At a Gathering, In the Night, In G Major, Other Dances, Glass Pieces and Ives, Songs, which are in the repertories of New York City Ballet and other major dance companies throughout the world. His last ballets include A Suite of Dances created for Mikhail Baryshnikov (1994), 2 & 3 Part Inventions (1994), West Side Story Suite (1995) and Brandenburg (1996). In addition to two Academy Awards for the film West Side Story, Robbins has received four Tony Awards, five Donaldson Awards, two Emmy Awards, the Screen Directors’ Guild Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Robbins was a 1981 Kennedy Center Honors Recipient and was awarded the French Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur. Robbins died in 1998.

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Houston Ballet Staff Director of Finance Director of Individual Giving/Events Production Director Director of Marketing and Public Relations General Manager Academy Associate Director Director of Institutional Giving

Cheryl Lynn Zane* Patsy Chapman* Thomas Boyd* Andrew Edmonson* James Nelson* Shelly Power* Judy V. Waters*

ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE Human Resources Manager........................................................................................................................................Brandon Campbell Artistic Coordinator.................................................................................................................................................................Daniel Morin Company Manager................................................................................................................................................. Christine Stone Martin Computer Services Manager............................................................................................................................................ Bobby Moseley* Computer Technology Manager.............................................................................................................................................. MJ Bavaret Network and Computer Associate........................................................................................................................................ Alpha Parker Assistant to Managing Director.................................................................................................................................................. Janet Iden Accounts Payable Manager..........................................................................................................................................Diamantina Peña Payroll Manager....................................................................................................................................................................... Carla Cortez Data Entry Clerk..................................................................................................................................................................... Ana Gonzalez Receptionists...........................................................................................................................................Patricia Tatum*, Monica Trevino DEVELOPMENT Patron Programs Manager...................................................................................................................................................Colleen Wade Institutional Giving Manager.............................................................................................................................................Tyann Clement* Development Campaign Coordinator......................................................................................................................Patrice McCracken Development Associate................................................................................................................................................. Beverly Sablatura Development Associate..................................................................................................................................................................Jill Scott Institutional Giving Associate..............................................................................................................................................Lindsey Conlon MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS Public Relations Manager....................................................................................................................................................... Shauna Tysor Public Relations Associate..............................................................................................................................................Kimberly Espinosa Marketing Manager.................................................................................................................................................................. Sarah Meals Web Coordinator...................................................................................................................................................................Christine Price Ticket Services Manager........................................................................................................................................................... Angela Lee Subscriptions Manager......................................................................................................................................................... Jessica Landry Group Sales Associate......................................................................................................................................................... Catrinia Ruben Group Sales Associate (Corporations)....................................................................................................................................... Pam Perry Teleservices Manager......................................................................................................................................................... Jacque Berkaw Box Office Manager.................................................................................................................................................................. Carlyn Scott Assistant Box Office Manager............................................................................................................................................ Lauren Gayden Marketing/PR Consultant..................................................................................................................................... Connie McMillian Turner Wortham Theater Center Box Office Customer Service Representatives....................................Stephanie Corley, Robert Delatte, Courtney Gabriel, Samantha Gonzalez, Carolyn Hardin, Jessica Hoovler, Lindsey Rabhan, Aisha Roberts MUSIC Assistant Conductor................................................................................................................................................................ Ned Battista* Orchestra Manager........................................................................................................................................................... Richard Reeves* Music Librarian.................................................................................................................................................................Theresa Hanebury Solo Pianist........................................................................................................................................................Katherine Burkwell-Ciscon* Company Pianists.................................................................................................................................Michael Moricz, William Marsden Staff Pianists...................................................................................................Yury Erivanov, Grecia Lavanderos, Vinhlac “Steven” Tran Production Production Manager........................................................................................................................................................... Brian A. Walker Associate Production Manager............................................................................................................................................ Joseph Lumia Associate Production Manager............................................................................................................................................Michelle Elliot Technical Manager............................................................................................................................................................Robert Eubanks Wardrobe Manager.................................................................................................................................................................Laura Lynch* Wardrobe Assistants..........................................................................................................................................Jerry Wolf, Angela Uchytil Production Coordinator.........................................................................................................................................................Kate Eubanks Shoe Coordinator...............................................................................................................................................................Genie Lanfear* Lighting Director.........................................................................................................................................................Christina R. 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Houston Ballet Staff cont.

Assistant Carpenter..............................................................................................................................................................Richard Worley Master Electrician..................................................................................................................................................................Barry Thomas* Assistant Electrician...........................................................................................................................................................Adam Rushefsky Property Master......................................................................................................................................................................Zenon Bareja* Costume Maintenance Supervisior......................................................................................................................................Allison Keogh Wig & Make-up Supervisor..............................................................................................................................................Amanda Mitchell Costume Shop Supervisor.......................................................................................................................................................Dee Graham Costume Shop...........................................................................................................Barbara Joyce Evans, Pat Ferrier, Monica Guerra, Sandra Kreps, Arnie McMillan, Claudia Rodriguez, Sara Seavey

Academy Ballet Master, Houston Ballet II..........................................................................................................................................Claudio Muñoz* Ballet Mistress, Houston Ballet II.............................................................................................................................................. Sabrina Lenzi Principal, Lower School.......................................................................................................................................Priscilla Nathan-Murphy* Principal Instructors..............................................................................................................................................................Cheryne Busch Instructors....................................................................Alex Arizpe, Susan Bryant*, Jeanne Doornbos, Elizabeth Everitt, Randall Flinn, James Harren, Andrew Murphy, Sandra Organ*, Firat Ozsoy, Frances Perez, Krissy Richmond, Michael Remson, Sally Rojos*, Naomi Glass Schwiethale, Joyce Yost Ulrich* Accompanists...........................................................................................................Donna Cameron, Yury Erivanov, Tomoe Hayashi, Aaron Hermes, Jo Ellen Hubert, Terrana Taylor Academy Assistant Administrator.....................................................................................................................................Elizabeth Pogue Registrar.............................................................................................................................................................................Kendra Skipworth Education Outreach Coordinator.........................................................................................................................................Chase Cobb Student Affairs Liason/Schedule Coordinator...................................................................................................................Jennifer Dobbs Administrative Assistant........................................................................................................................................................Lauren Adams Outreach Associate........................................................................................................................................................Lauren Anderson* Dorm Chaperone...............................................................................................................................................................Nancy Teasdale Academic Advisor......................................................................................................................................................Nathaniel Nakadate HOUSTON BALLET 1921West Bell, Houston, TX 77019 (713) 523-6300 http://www.houstonballet.org *Houston Ballet staff who have over 10 years of service

Acknowledgements Fancy Free scenery and costumes courtesy of Pennsylvania Ballet. The performance of Apollo presented in this program is protected by copyright. Any unauthorized recording is prohibited without the expressed written consent of The George Balanchine Trust and Houston Ballet. General Counsel: Vinson & Elkins, L.L.P. Immigration Attorneys: Foster Quan, L.L.P. The dancers appearing in this performance are represented by the American Guild of Musical Artists AFL-CIO. Houston Ballet Orchestra members are represented by Houston Professional Musicians Association, Local 65-699, A.F. of M. Stage Crew personnel are placed by I.A.T.S.E., Local 51. Wardrobe personnel are placed by I.A.T.S.E., T.W.U. Local 896. Houston Ballet is a member of Dance/USA. Touring representation: Rena Shagan Associates Inc.

Fall for the music of the Houston Symphony at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in September. The crisp autumn air cools you down for some hot concerts including Broadway Showstoppers Sept. 2 and The PlanetsAn HD Odyssey Sept. 30.

Michael Krajewski

Similar to the lights of Broadway, The Pavilion lights up under the stars for the Houston Symphony’s Broadway Showstoppers Sept. 2 at Photo by Jeff Fitlow 8 p.m. Show-stopping numbers from the latest generation of Broadway musicals such as “Wicked” and “Mamma Mia,” along with selections from such high-energy shows as “The Lion King” and “Rent,” take the audience on a musical journey to modern day Broadway. Joining the Houston Symphony is the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, one of the most visible faces of diversity in the Houston area since it was founded 30 years ago. Members are from all backgrounds, income levels and vocations. Some have studied voice and music, while others have never performed before. The Chorus strives to promote a positive sense of community through the music they sing.

Jones Hall in January 2010. The monumental and innovative project then toured to New York’s Carnegie Hall and Florida’s Kravis Center and Broward Center. In October, the tour goes international when the orchestra travels to seven cities in the United Kingdom. The multi-media event takes an existing classical program with strong popular appeal and pairs it with an arresting visual presentation. The beautiful and mystifying score by Holst is performed by the orchestra while the film is shown on a 24-foot screen above the stage. In addition to out-of-this-world imagery, Hans Graf the film opens with an introduction featuring interviews with JPL planetary scientists. Prior to Holst’s “The Planets,” the Houston Symphony performs “Medea’s Dance of Vengeance” by Samuel Barber. Photo by Christian Steiner

All pre-concert activities begin at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza sponsored by Fidelity Investments and Market Street-The Woodlands, and are free to everyone attending the events. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Free mezzanine and lawn seating are available at each event. Fall in love with the arts this September.

Your final destination starts with the Houston Symphony’s The Planets—An HD Odyssey Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. Under the direction of Maestro Hans Graf, this multisensory concert experience features the Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus and a newly created HD film of planetary images paired with a live performance by the symphony. For this production, the Houston Symphony collaborated with NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and award-winning producer/director, Duncan Copp, to craft a film of the latest, high-definition planetary images that accompany a live performance of Gustav Holst’s suite, “The Planets.” The world premiere of The Planets—An HD Odyssey took place at

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Sponsor Spotlight

Off Stage

In each issue of OnStage, we turn the spotlight onto one of our sponsors, a gesture of thanks for their invaluable contributions to the many things we work hard to accomplish.

Anadarko Energizes the Arts Worldwide and in its Own Backyard Since 1986, Anadarko has brought energy to arts organizations in the community and has sought to ensure its employees and the communities it serves have access to the arts because the arts feed the soul. The company takes pride in its history of serving as a major sponsor of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s performing arts events and educational outreach programs, including the annual Children’s Festival.

live,” said Hank Wood, vice president of Anadarko. “We understand the importance of fostering creativity, imagination and vision in daily life and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been a great partner in this effort.” The company also supports other arts-related venues throughout Greater Houston.

Anadarko recognizes how the arts catalyze creativity, nurture inventiveness and infuse passions as a society. These are the words that drive Anadarko’s ability to provide energy resources that are vital to the world’s health and welfare. In this spirit, Anadarko supports arts initiatives worldwide that add diversity to communities, expand understanding of the human experience and provide inspiration to children.

Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Its 1,800 employees in The Woodlands and 4,300 employees worldwide work to preserve the environment, give back to communities and contribute to a more secure energy future. The company produces enough energy every day to meet the daily energy demands of approximately 20 million average American homes.

“The arts have been a means by which Anadarko has sought to share in the cultural richness of the global communities in which we work and

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Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2010 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs.

$100,000 - $249,999 Live Nation George P. Mitchell The Pavilion Partners $75,000 - $99,999 The Woodlands Development Company The Wortham Foundation $20,000 - $74,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Audi of America H-E-B Lindahl Family Foundation The Pepsi Bottling Group Woodforest National Bank The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau $15,000 - $19,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment $10,000 - $14,999 Administaff Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Northern Trust $5,000 - $9,999 AT&T CB&I Entergy Fidelity Investments FMC Technologies, Inc. Hewitt Associates LLC John P. McGovern Foundation 13 • www.woodlandscenter.org

$5,000 - $9,999 cont. KPMG, LLP Linn Energy Market Street-The Woodlands Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates $2,000 - $4,999 EMI Houston Northwest Medical Center Huntsman Corporation $1,000 - $1,999 Julie Bell Becki & David Borth Barbara & Stephen Crain Candi & Gerald Glenn Sheryl & Fred Greene Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Julie & Jerry Mayrant Tony Rodriguez $500 - $999 Sylvia Caracio Anne & David Dunlap Carol & Phil Garner Sheri & John Hamm Amy & Jonathan Homeyer JoAnne & Randy Lowry Cindy Notarainni Shelly & Michael O’Neil Suzanne & Bob Potter Susie & Jeffrey Shipley

$500 - $999 cont. Shannon & Brian Wing Melissa & Jeff Young $250 - $499 Nancy & Tom Battle Katherine & John H. Beaird III Bunny & David Benditz Dixie & Bret Cope Julia & Mark Ellis Suzanne & Ed Ellis Essex The Woodlands Keith & Grady Ferry Beth & Doug Grijalva Lisa & Andy Hall Peggy & Mitch Hausman Judy & Charles Lano Randi & Jay McClanahan Maurgan McGregor Tiziana & C. Grant Mitchell Annice & John Nanninga Pam & Tom Reno Arlene & Sol Sachs Tesar’s Steak and Seafood Peggy & Ray Wilcox

Explore Your Imagination at the 15th Annual Children’s Festival by Emily Blount

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion transforms into a giant playground of fun at the 15th Annual Children’s Festival. Here, the young and young at heart can enjoy a bounty of activities that enlighten and entertain. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children’s Festival features a variety of award-winning children’s performers. This untraditional learning environment serves to not only delight, but to inspire fresh minds. Performances at the festival include everything from music, puppetry and comedy to dancing and children’s theater. A featured performance at this year’s festival is Mad Science’s CSI: Live! The thrilling and popular television show hits the stage with an exciting and interactive journey through the fascinating world of crime scene investigations. When a crime rattles the Las Vegas premiere of the Max Spade Magic Show, the CSI team springs into action. Audience members transform into witnesses, suspects and CSI recruits. Whether analyzing mysterious gasses or firing a laser beam across the stage, children and adults alike will love this mind-blowing production that incorporates cuttingedge forensic science and amazing visual effects. There also are more interactive festivities to be had including hands-on arts and crafts and games around every corner. The Healthy KidZone

features demonstrations from martial artists, activities by professional sports teams and other fitness and nutrition-related fun. The Activity Tent hosts dynamic games and hands-on activities organized by local businesses. The Arts Alley introduces kids to the elements of art through imaginative crafts they get to take home. At the Top of the Hill, the adventure continues where kids can build and fly kites, pan for gold, and play in the sand. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. This admission fee includes all shows and activities. Children age 2 and under are admitted free. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue. For family-friendly fun, bring your little ones to The Pavilion Nov. 13 and 14 for an engaging and amazing experience they will never forget! www.woodlands.org/childrens_festival

In-Kind ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Calfee Specialties Continental Airlines Don Crouch, imagineer Houston Community Newspapers Jude Studios The Pepsi Bottling Group The Woodlands Country Club August 2010 • 14


Cool Off This Summer Surfing The Pavilion’s New Website This summer, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s website got a refreshing new look with the launch of a brand new site. With a little online genius, the new site is a contemporary masterpiece. It is designed to showcase the different types of events that take place at The Pavilion, such as contemporary concerts, performing arts events and educational outreach programs. Some of its new features include audio, videos, a media photo gallery and large Flickr gallery, different calendar formats, sharing options and links to The Pavilion’s social networking sites. Site navigation also was improved to help visitors find information more efficiently. The new site was designed by BubbleUp, Ltd, an internet-based digital media company. Led by highly experienced corporate, internet and

The House of Blues Hospitality Tent, the latest and greatest addition to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, has welcomed thousands of guests since the opening in June. Open for most Live Nation concerts, this posh new space, offers concertgoers a full-service bar (the only public place in the venue where a full-service bar is available), air conditioning, private restrooms, a limited appetizer menu and a live video feed of the concert, when available. Located in the North Plaza, the House of Blues Hospitality Tent is free to all concertgoers. Guests simply use their concert ticket to enter. Doors open one hour before gates open for the concert and close approximately one hour after the concert ends. “The House of Blues Hospitality Tent gives our fans a one-of-a-kind experience they can’t get anywhere else since The Pavilion is the only amphitheatre in the world to have a House of Blues on site,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. Inside, the House of Blues Hospitality Tent features painted canvas drapes along the walls and magnificent, exotic artwork. The interior of the venue was designed by Scott Smith, art director for House of Blues, who has also designed all 13 House of Blues venues. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent showcases an exclusive, membersonly Foundation Room. The House of Blues Foundation Room nationwide is a private club for professional and personal entertaining. Though 15 • www.woodlandscenter.org

entertainment professionals, The Woodlandsbased company combines artistic ability with years of experience. BubbleUp has a broad vision of the digital media market and the practical experience to maximize an artist, label or venue’s internet presence. Some of the clients BubbleUp has worked with include Jimmy Buffett, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, the Zac Brown Band, BB King’s club in Nashville, Orlando and Memphis, Michael W. Smith, Steve Songs, Foreigner and many others. In conjunction with the launch, The Pavilion conducted an interactive contest, “Launch It, Click It & Win It,” where participants searched for answers to questions about The Pavilion on the new site. Winners received free tickets to Pavilion concerts, performing arts events and more. Winners were announced Aug. 2.

every House of Blues has a Foundation Room, each one is adorned uniquely with eclectic art and artifacts from around the world. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent also is available to rent for your next meeting, special event or corporate gathering. Contact Spectrum Catering, Concessions and Special Events at 281-363-0900 for rental information. For more information about the House of Blues Hospitality Tent, visit www. woodlandscenter.org.

ShowTime ShowTime is a list of events scheduled for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, including start times and ticket prices. Information is subject to change. Please check our Web site for the latest event information. Sheryl Crow

Michael Krajewski

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

KISS Hans Graf

John Mayer

Clay Walker

Robert Franz

Photo by Christian Steiner

Aug. 21

The Bud Light Weenie Roast • 5 p.m. with Shinedown, Puddle of Mudd, Chevelle, Sevendust and 10 Years $55 GA Pit / $42.50, $35 & $25 Reserved / $9.45 Lawn

Aug. 22

The Goo Goo Dolls • 7 p.m. with Switchfoot and Green River Ordinance $37.50 Res. Pit / $37.50, $27.50 & $17.50 Reserved

Aug. 27

Sheryl Crow • 8 p.m. with Colbie Caillat $95 Res. Pit / $65, $47.50, $35, $25 & $20 Reserved

Sept. 2

Houston Symphony Broadway Showstoppers • 8 p.m. Michael Krajewski, conductor Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Sept. 3

Clay Walker • 7:30 p.m. $48.50 Res. Pit / $48.50, $38.50, $28.50 & $20 Reserved / $18.50 Lawn

Sept. 4

Creed • 7:30 p.m. $28.50 GA Pit / $28.50 Reserved / $18.50 Lawn

Sept. 5

John Mayer • 7 p.m. with Owl City $75 Res. Pit / $75 Reserved / $36 Lawn

Sept. 8

Honda Civic Tour Presents Paramore • 6:30 p.m. with Tegan & Sara, New Found Glory and Kadawatha $39.50 GA Pit / $35 & $32.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn

Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Sept. 19 Stone Temple Pilots • 7 p.m. with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club $99 GA Pit / $59 & $49.50 Reserved / $27.50 Lawn Sept. 22 Kings of Leon • 7:30 p.m. with The Black Keys and The Whigs $56.50 GA Pit / $56.50 Reserved / $36.50 Lawn Sept. 24

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers • 7:30 p.m. with ZZ Top $133.50 Res. Pit / $133.50, $107.50, $73.50 & $43.50 Reserved / $43.50 Lawn

Sept. 25 Rush • 7:30 p.m. $110 Res. Pit / $110, $85 & $60 Reserved / $35 Lawn Sept. 30

Houston Symphony The Planets-An HD Odyssey • 8 p.m. A Comcast Family Event Hans Graf, conductor Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of Audi of America and Woodforest National Bank

Oct. 15

Nickelback • 6:15 p.m. with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry $99.50 GA Pit / $99.50 & $89.50 Reserved / $35 Lawn

Oct. 21

Houston Symphony Hocus Pocus Pops • 7:30 p.m. A Comcast Family Event Robert Franz, conductor $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of H-E-B

Sept. 10 Dave Matthews Band • 7 p.m. with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears $70 GA Pit / $70 Reserved / $40 Lawn

Oct. 22

Maroon 5 • 7:30 p.m. with One Republic and Ry Cummings $150 Res. Pit / $75, $50, $40 & $30 Reserved

Sept. 11 Jonas Brothers • 7 p.m. with Demi Lovato $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $19.50 Lawn

Nov. 13

15th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. Presented by Devon Energy A Comcast Family Event $8 in advance / $10 at door

Nov. 14

15th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. Presented by Devon Energy A Comcast Family Event $8 in advance / $10 at door

Sept. 12

Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Uproar • 3:15 p.m. with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain and New Medicine $87.50 GA Pit / $57.50, $37.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $29.50 Lawn

Sept. 17 KISS • 6:30 p.m. with The Academy Is… and The Envy $134.50 Res. Pit / $134.50, $79 & $49 Reserved / $29 Lawn

Ticket Information Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select FYE and H-E-B locations and Media Magic, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through intermission. The Box Office is located at the north entrance to The Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Prepaid, preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for most performing arts events and $15 per vehicle for most contemporary events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Some service charges may apply. Advance purchase is not required, but guarantees a space the day of the show.

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Performance Etiquette

Guest Information

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers live performing arts events in a picturesque setting featuring such world-renowned organizations as the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Texas Music Festival Orchestra. The following information about performance etiquette will enhance your visit and help ensure that all of our guests enjoy their arts experience to the fullest. Electronic Devices

During the Performance

Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and other audible electronics. Recording devices and photography are not allowed.

Guest should refrain from entering and exiting their seats while a performance is in progress. If you must leave your seat, please proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest aisle or ask the nearest usher for assistance. Please be courteous to other members of the audience.

Late Seating Fashionably late? If you arrive after a performance has started, our ushers will do their best to seat you during an appropriate pause in the program. For certain performances, and at the request of the artist, guests seated in the orchestra section might have to wait until a transition is made between songs to proceed to their seats.

After the Performance Bravo! As the applause dies down, the performers will bow and the leave the stage. The house lights will be turned on so guests can exit safely. To Picnic, or Not to Picnic?

Children The Pavilion is a family-friendly venue and we love to see families at our performing arts events. However, please be courteous of both the performers and those around you by keeping youngsters from talking loudly and running around during the performance. Even if you are seated on the hill, loud children can be very distracting for everyone. We want all of our guests to have the most enjoyable experience possible.

Picnics are welcome at all performing arts events at The Pavilion. Guests can bring in any type of food item; however, beverages can not be brought into the venue. Guests are welcome to bring empty water bottles to fill at water fountains or to purchase beverages at our concessions stands.

Tickets

Inclement Weather

Tickets are available at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day of performances through intermission. American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover are accepted at The Pavilion Box Office.

Pavilion concerts are not canceled due to rain. If it rains on the day of the concert, guests are encouraged to wear rain apparel.

Tickets also are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select FYE & H-E-B locations and Media Magic, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

For most contemporary events, children five and under are admitted free to the lawn without a ticket. At most performing arts events, children are admitted free with their parents to the mezzanine and lawn areas. All children must have a ticket to sit in orchestra-level seating.

For guests with hearing impairments, Ticketmaster’s TDD number is 800-755-6244. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounts for performing arts and selected contemporary events. For information, call 281-210-1127 or visit The Pavilion Box Office.

Children

ATMs ATMs are located in the North, South and Lawn plazas of The Pavilion.

Parking

Prohibited Items

Guests may park free of charge in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Preferred parking is available for all events in the on-site Town Center Garage. For most events, lots open 90 minutes prior to the performance.

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our guests, the following items may not be brought into The Pavilion: glass bottles, cans, beverages, food (except picnic meals at performing arts events only), cameras, recording devices, weapons, aerosol cans, strollers, laser pointers, animals and lawn chairs.

Food and Beverages Food and beverage items are available from The Pavilion concession areas in the North, South and Lawn plazas. Concessions are operated by ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment. Food can be brought in during all performing arts events; however, beverages are not allowed into the venue.

Cameras and Recording Devices At the request of the individual artists, cameras and recording devices are not permitted at our facility. lost and Found

Permanent restrooms and telephones are located in all three plazas.

To inquire about lost items, guests may ask a Pavilion staff member for assistance or call The Pavilion Administrative Office during business hours at 281-364-3010.

Lawn Chairs

Tours

For comfortable hillside seating, guests may bring blankets or use The Pavilion’s specially designed lawn chairs free of charge for all performing arts events.

Guided tours of The Pavilion can be arranged for groups by calling 281-364-3010.

First Aid

The 1,600-square-foot Woodforest Bank Club, located just off The Pavilion’s North Plaza, is available for lease year-round. Outfitted with large video screens, multimedia equipment with surround sound, a copier, fax and dedicated telephone and modem lines, the Club is designed for business meetings and special, private events. For rental information, call 281-363-0900.

Restrooms, Telephones

Trained medical professionals are on duty at all Pavilion events. If medical help is needed, ask any Pavilion staff member for assistance. Guests with Special Needs The Pavilion is accessible to guests with disabilities. For detailed information, consult our free brochure available at the Information Booths, call 281-364-3010, or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

Special Events

The Pavilion’s House of Blues Hospitality Tent provides a tented outdoor setting for pre- or post-concert gatherings. For more information, call 281-363-0900.

Information Booths Information booths are located at the gated entrances in the North, South and Lawn plazas. If guests have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to visit Pavilion volunteers who staff the information booths throughout the events. Photo by Ted Washington

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You have a ghoulish invitation to join us for this “spooktacular” Halloween event featuring tricks, treats and enchanting music. Daddies, mummies and little ghosts and goblins can dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for an imaginative blend of chilling music and spirited fun. plaza sponsoRs

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TickeTs can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Individual tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

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On Stage August 2010  

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, program, titled On Stage with information on the concert, conductor and special guests bios, volunteer,...

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