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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular

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Tonight in the Plaza ................................................................

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Letter from the President & CEO ..........................................

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Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular ......................................

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Biographies .............................................................................

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Houston Symphony Orchestra ..............................................

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Sponsor Spotlight ....................................................................

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Volunteer Spotlight .................................................................

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The Pavilion Launches App ...................................................

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Pavilion Bytes ............................................................................

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Save the Date for the Partners’ Wine Dinner ........................

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Fine Arts Scholarships Available ...........................................

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Concert Etiquette ..................................................................

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Encore .....................................................................................

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North Plaza 6-7:15 p.m. Play in the Snow with Hubbell & Hudson Meet Santa Claus, Frosty & Other Jolly Characters Make a Christmas Wreath with The Pavilion Partners Get a Free Balloon with Fidelity Investments Color a Mural & Get Christmas Trinkets with Market Street—The Woodlands Meet Community Bankers and Barkley & Get Your Own Reindeer Antlers with Woodforest National Bank

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Bean Bag Toss & Get a Free Tote Bag with Century 21 Realty Partners

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Credits Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief

Our Mission 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.

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Courtney Galle – Managing Editor Whitney Hough – Contributing Writer Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer


Letter from the President & CEO

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands Home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Drive • The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-364-3010 Fax: 281-364-3011 www.woodlandscenter.org info@woodlandscenter.org

Welcome to the 23rd season of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, also known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony. Tonight, we are ringing in the holidays with Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular. For only the second time in 23 seasons, The Pavilion showcases this musical holiday merriment featuring the Houston Symphony.

Officers Jeffrey H. Shipley – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President and CEO Joseph P. Ash – Vice Chairman Mark E. Ellis – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Lori Figaro – Treasurer

We continue to be able to provide free mezzanine and lawn seating for all our performing arts events thanks to our generous sponsors. I would like to thank Woodforest National Bank and KPMG for providing complimentary seating for tonight’s performance. We even provide free lawn chair rentals for your family to enjoy the performance on the lawn. I also would like to thank Hubbell & Hudson for sponsoring the snow during tonight’s pre-concert activities. As our season winds down, we look back on some of the exceptional performing arts events of 2012. Highlights include the Houston Symphony’s Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony, The Art of Baseball, Star-Spangled Salute, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony and Hocus Pocus Pops as well as Houston Ballet’s Giselle and Texas Music Festival’s German Masters. Stay tuned for events coming in 2013 and what’s going to be one of the best performing arts seasons ever. I want to thank our performing arts sponsors and board of directors for their continued support and our guests for supporting The Pavilion simply by being here and listening to one of the country’s greatest symphonies. The Pavilion wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season. Enjoy the snow!

Board of Directors John H. Beaird Gary Becker David D. Dunlap Carol P. Garner Douglas R. Guthrie Jeffrey R. Harder Jason K. Harris Gregory T. Kelleher Paul R. Kenworthy, MD Daniel E. Kolkhorst George Lindahl III Julie V. Mayrant Ralph C. McIngvale

C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Steven W. Nance Diane Nielsen Julie Rock Maryann T. Seaman Larry Shaffer Raymond I. Wilcox Marsha K. Williams Brian Wing Janet S. Wong Hank Wood

Director in memoriam Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922 - 2009)

Staff Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Margaret Jones – Executive Assistant Cindy DuBois – Director of Marketing & Education Courtney Galle – Marketing & PR Manager Whitney Hough – Social Media Marketing Coordinator Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accountant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant Stephanie Stone – Accounting Assistant Christine Scully – Director of Development Leslie Williams – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations Mike Bevel – Operations Department Collin Bolen – Assistant Box Office Manager Carla DeHart – Administrative Coordinator Paula Jauregui – Maintenance Department Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Department Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Josie Reeves – Box Office Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Joey Rincon – Overnight Security Supervisor David Schlauch – Operations Manager Chad Sonnier – Operations Department JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales

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Program

Friday, December 7, 2012 – 7:30 p.m.

Robert Franz, conductor Westside High School Dance Company, special guests

Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular Anderson

A Christmas Festival

Tchaikovsky Suite from “The Nutcracker,” Op. 71 a II. f) Danse des mirlitons (Dance of the Reed Flutes): Moderato assai Tchaikovsky/ Suite from “The Nutcracker” Ellington-Strayhorn-J. Tyzik 2. Toot, Toot, Tootie, Toot: Slow swing Tchaikovsky Suite from “The Nutcracker” II. c) Danse Russe, Trépak: Tempo di trépak, molto vivace Rimsky-Korsakov Suite from “The Snow Maiden” IV. Dance of the Buffoons: Vivace D. Friedman-R. Wendel

A Hanukkah Overture

Tchaikovsky Suite from “The Nutcracker” II. b) Danse de la fée-dragée (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy): Andante non troppo Mancini/ J. Cacavas

Theme from “The Pink Panther”

Tchaikovsky/ Suite from “The Nutcracker” Ellington-Strayhorn-Tyzik 4. Sugar Rum Cherry: Slow swing Bizet Suite No. 1 from “L’Arlésienne” IV. Carillon: Allegro moderato Bizet/E. Guiraud Suite No. 2 from “L’Arlésienne” IV. Farandole: Allegro deciso Andersen

Sleigh Ride

Arr. L. Norris

Christmas Pops Sing-Along

R. Wendel

Caribbean Sleigh Ride

Arr. Norris

Brazilian Sleigh Bells

Please turn off all cellphones during the concert. Photography and video are not allowed, including with cellphones, at the request of the Houston Symphony. 3 • www.woodlandscenter.org


Conductor Biography

Special Guests Biography INERTIA Dance Company, under the direction of choreographer Sharon Roberts, blends ballet and hip-hop dance together in unique and exciting ways. This elite performing ensemble represents the Westside High School Dance Program of Houston ISD. The group is nationally recognized with more than 30 national titles from competition performances in New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Miami. They have been featured in “People,” “Dance Teacher” and “Southern Living,” as well as appearances on “CBS Early Show,” “The Tony Danza Show” and all local affiliates.

When not in Houston, he also is the Music Director of the Boise Philharmonic, and in 2012, Franz began his tenure as Music Director of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Opera and Orchestra. Recent and upcoming guest conducting highlights include his debut with the Baltimore Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and his Canadian debut with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.

INERTIA has been featured as guest artists at the Houston Symphony Lunada Concerts at Miller Outdoor Theatre and pops and family concerts at Jones Hall. Tonight’s performances mark their 12th production with the Houston Symphony. They also have been half-time performers for the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.

Robert Franz

In his sixth season as Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz leads the Symphony in a broad range of creative educational and family concerts. His concerts have reached more than 72,000 audience members of all ages as he travels to various venues throughout the state of Texas. Photo by Jeff Fitlow

Under his direction, both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (2008) and the Louisville Orchestra (2001) were awarded ASCAP’s Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming. The Louisville Orchestra’s award led to the creation of an education program for Kentucky Educational Television titled Creating Music and Stories. Winner of the 2008 BPO/ECMEA Music Educators Award for Excellence, Franz has created arts education programs for the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, West End Chamber Ensemble and the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, including that organization’s innovative Bolton Research Project. While at the Louisville Orchestra, he revitalized an ASCAP award-winning new music concert series, and served as co-host of In a Different Key, a weekly contemporary classical music radio program on WUOL.

Most recently Inertia traveled to Suzhou, China and Beijing, as representatives of the United States at the 8th China International Folk Art Festival.

A recognized leader in the arts, the Idaho Education Committee invited him to address the Idaho Legislature on the importance of music in education. Franz also has authored his first children’s book with a CD titled Stella’s Magical Musical Tour of America. It introduces children to classical music by incorporating various musical excerpts intertwined throughout the story of a girl’s journey in a hot air balloon. In addition to his current posts, Franz served as the Music Director of the Mansfield Symphony in Ohio (2003-10), Resident Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic (2005-09) and Associate Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra (1997-06). He also led the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, the Louisville Youth Orchestra and the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony. He continues to serve as Music Director Emeritus of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, an orchestra he founded, and provides educational programming workshops at the National Repertory Orchestra during the summer. Franz received his Master of Music degree in conducting from the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1992 and his Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance in 1990 from that same institution. He has participated in conducting workshops in the Czech Republic, St. Petersburg (Russia), Nashville, the Festival at Sandpoint, and was a participant in the 1997 National Conductor Preview. December 2012 • 4


Orchestra Listing Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski Robert Franz Principal Pops Conductor Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Cameron Management

First Violin Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Associate Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Assia Dulgerska, Assistant Concertmaster Cornelia and Meredith Long Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker, Hewlett-Packard Company Chair Alexandra Adkins MiHee Chung Sophia Silivos Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Second Violin Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Frusina Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Sarah Ludwig* Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal Mr. & Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Legacy Society Chair Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Wei Jiang Linda Goldstein Sheldon Person Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Chair Thomas Molloy Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju** Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Anthony Kitai Hellen Weberpal* 5 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Double Bass David Malone, Acting Principal Eric Larson, Acting Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair John Thorne, Associate Principal** Judy Dines, Acting Associate Principal Allison Jewett** Gina Hughes* Rebecca Powell Garfield*

Sponsor, Beth Madison

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal

Piccolo Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell Garfield*

Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal

Oboe Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss

English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin***

Harp Paula Page, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Open

E-Flat Clarinet Thomas LeGrand

Librarian Thomas Takaro

Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin*** Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair

Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray

Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt*

Stage Manager Donald Ray Jackson

Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt* Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Acting Associate Principal* Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Julie Thayer** Wade Butin*

Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technician Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant * Contracted Substitute ** Leave of Absence *** Regular Substitute


Sponsor Spotlight

Hubbell & Hudson Helps Transform The Pavilion Into a Winter Wonderland Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! Hubbell & Hudson, a one-of-a-kind culinary experience in The Woodlands, will be part of The Pavilion’s holiday festivities, specifically sponsoring SNOW at tonight’s event. Forecasters predict there is a 100 percent chance of snow Dec. 7 at The Pavilion, offering kiddos the chance to frolic in a Winter Wonderland. There will be areas of “high accumulation” ideal for making snow angels or building a snowman. Even little tikes can romp around safely in an area just for the little ones. This magical experience is generously brought to you by Hubbell & Hudson. Hubbell & Hudson, which includes the Market, Bistro and Viking Cooking School, was born out of a desire to bring a world-class culinary destination to The Woodlands. It combines an award-winning gourmet retail shop with a cooking school, world-class dining experience and catering services. Located in Waterway Square, walking distance to The Pavilion, Hubbell & Hudson offers the finest gourmet catering for the holidays, utilizing the freshest all-natural and organic ingredients, turkey, ham and game.

Volunteer Spotlight A resident of The Woodlands for 21 years, Letitia “Letty” Kelly’s involvement with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion goes back two decades. Her passion for volunteering at The Pavilion stems from her interest in music. After her daughter joined her high school orchestra club, Kelly worked with the club when the school wanted to end the orchestra program. Her daughter now plays for the Madison Symphony in Wisconsin. Kelly was a volunteer with The Woodlands Living Arts Council, an organization that supplied volunteers to The Pavilion. The Living Arts Council became what is now known as The Pavilion Partners. “Our children think it’s so neat that we volunteer in our community, especially at a place that involves music,” said Kelly. Kelly loves working any Pavilion event where she interacts with children, especially Children’s Festival and Musical Scores. “Working with kids at risk is such a reward. At one of The Pavilion’s education events, I had a group of kids ask me if the lawn was made of real grass,” said Kelly. “They had never seen such a large lawn of grass before. They were amazed!” In addition to volunteering at The Pavilion, Kelly enjoys attending the concerts. She loves the Houston Symphony performances and many of the contemporary concerts as well. She also enjoys reading and gardening. She has been married for 48 years to her husband, Tom. They have three grown daughters, four grandchildren and two cats. Thank you to Letty for the many years of hard work and dedication to The Pavilion. If you would like more information on becoming a Partner, visit www.woodlandscenter.org/volunteer.

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Launches App The Apple App Store has more than 500,000 apps for work, play and everything in between. And now it includes The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s app. The Pavilion’s app is now available to download for free in the Apple App Store. The Pavilion app is compatible with iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod. Guests can get detailed event information, buy tickets to events, add specific events to a Favorites list, scroll over the interactive map to see where the concessions or restrooms are located, sign up for Pavilion newsletters, find out about guest information and more. “We are excited to launch our app and cannot wait for our fans to start using it,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion. “We hope concertgoers use the application as a tool to find information about The Pavilion quickly and easily.” Currently, The Pavilion only offers an Apple app for iOS devices, but plans for the app to be available for Android phones in 2013. Look for updates to the iPhone app beginning in 2013. To find the app, simply visit the App Store and search for Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and download to your phone. Be sure after you download the app and try it out to rate it in the App store. Now you can have access to The Pavilion anytime, anywhere.

PAVILION Have you checked out The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s social media sites lately? The Pavilion is on Facebook, Foursquare and Pinterest, among others. If you are planning a trip to The Pavilion, you should always check out our Facebook page before the event! Postings on event information, camera policies, permitted and non-permitted items and set times appear on our wall at least a day before the event. You also can find photos and videos from all of our concerts and performing arts events through our Facebook page. Be sure to “like”us at www.facebook.com/ WoodlandsPavilion. The Pavilion on Foursquare is growing and we want you to grow with it! Find The Pavilion through the Foursquare application on your smartphone and make sure you check in at every event you attend. Those that check in often may find themselves open to exclusive offers from The Pavilion! Just search “Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion” under Foursquare on your smartphone. Don’t know what to wear to a concert at The Pavilion? Need some holiday inspiration? We have you covered. Check out The Pavilion on Pinterest. Pinterest is a social network that allows users to create boards and “pin” photos and videos that interest them. Users can “repin” something they find interesting from someone else to their own pinboard. We are constantly updating our boards with tons of pins that are perfect for any music lover. If you tag us in your pictures from any event at The Pavilion, you might even see yourself on our Fan board! Visit The Pavilion at pinterest.com/thepaviliontx.

The Pavilion Partners Contribute to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Though Company Matching Programs The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, has gone the extra mile by giving back to The Pavilion through their employers’ volunteer involvement and matching grant programs. This year, several Partners have raised more than $7,000 for The Pavilion by leveraging their companies’ matching programs through a donation and/or matching their volunteer hours. “One reason that we chose to volunteer through Partners, and direct our grants there, is the fact that Partners gives back to the community in forms of scholarships, educational outreach programs, performing arts and more,” said, Angela Gott, Partners member and Insperity Employee. Insperity and Exxon Mobile Foundation actively encourage employee volunteerism to charitable organizations in the community by offering 7 • www.woodlandscenter.org

volunteer involvement and matching grant programs. Both Insperity and Exxon Mobile Foundation will match employee’s direct donations, as well as offer charitable grants to those organizations in which their employees actively volunteer. Exxon Mobile Foundation’s Volunteer Involvement Program includes retirees as well as active employees. Be sure and check with your human resources department to see if your company has a volunteer involvement program or matching grant. It’s a great way for companies to recognize those who give so generously of their time, and to provide an additional opportunity for organizations to earn funding in a very meaningful way. A special thank you to the following Partners who have contributed through their companies matching programs: Alan Braaten, Angela Gott, Mark Gott, Charles Lano, Linda Notarainni and Richard Olson.


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Mark your calendar for March 24, 2013, and get ready to be wined and dined at the 15th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction.

The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, host this annual event benefiting The Pavilion’s educational programming and the Partners Scholarship Fund. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception begins at 5 p.m. followed by a seated dinner by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend the event is $200 per person. In addition to fine food and a variety of wines, the evening includes a live auction, bid board auction and silent auction featuring a selection of wine-related items, leisure packages, private dinners and tastings and more. Net proceeds from the live auction benefit the Partners Scholarship Fund. The remaining net proceeds from the event benefit The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs including Children’s Festival and Musical Scores. The 15 Annual Wine Dinner & Auction Committee is excited to announce that this year’s event will honor Arlene and Sol Sachs for their generous support of the arts, The Pavilion and the entire community. Sol has participated on the Wine Dinner committee for more than 11 th

years. He co-chaired the committee from 2003-11 with Randy Lowry. Arlene has volunteered at the Wine Dinner for several years as well. There are several underwriting opportunities available for the Wine Dinner including $5,000 for decorations and $1,500 for Charm Your Glass. Additionally, guests can donate $1,000 for a fine arts scholarship. For more information about the 15th Annual Wine Dinner & Auction, please contact Leslie Williams at 281-210-1125 or lwilliams@woodlandscenter.org.

Fine Arts Scholarships Available Through The Pavilion Partners Every year, The Pavilion Partners offers fine arts scholarships to graduating high school seniors planning to major in the arts, as well as renewal scholarships to past recipients currently studying the arts in college. Based on talent and academic performance, fine arts scholarships are awarded to students in the categories of vocal and instrumental music, theatre arts, dance and visual arts. Starting in November, information about The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Program will be distributed at schools in eight eligible districts including Conroe ISD, Spring ISD, Klein ISD, Magnolia ISD, Montgomery ISD, Tomball ISD, Willis ISD, MacArthur and Carver High Schools in Aldine ISD and private schools within each district’s boundaries. Information about the scholarship program, including application deadlines and auditions, also is available at www.wooodlandscenter.org/scholarships. December 2012 • 8


Concert Etiquette The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers concertgoers 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 concert etiquette will enhance your visit and help ensure that all of our guests enjoy their arts experience to the fullest. 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 orchestra 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 concert experience possible. Electronic Devices Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off all cellphones and other audible electronics. Photography and videography are NOT allowed during the performances, including with cellphones, at the request of the artists. Tablets, such as iPads and Kindles, are not permitted into the venue because they are a distraction to other guests and the artists. 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.

During the Performance 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. Applause Not sure when to applaud and when not to? A good rule of thumb is to watch the conductor. The conductor should let you know when a piece is over by lowering both arms and turning to face the audience. After the Concert Bravo! As the applause dies down, the performers will put their instruments away and the leave the stage. The house lights will be turned on so guests can exit safely. To Picnic, or Not to Picnic? 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.

Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2012 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs as of Nov. 29 printing deadline. $100,000 - $249,999 Live Nation George P. Mitchell The Pavilion Partners $75,000 - $99,999 The Wortham Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 The Woodlands Development Company $25,000 - $49,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Audi of America Lindahl Family Foundation Woodforest National Bank $15,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Devon Energy H-E-B PepsiCo $10,000 - $14,999 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Insperity KPMG, LLP Linn Energy RockJensen Foundation Wells Fargo The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival $5,000 - $9,999 Aon Hewitt AT&T Becker Family Foundation Black Forest Ventures CB&I Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Entergy

$5,000 - $9,999 cont. Fidelity Investments FMC Technologies Carol & Phil Garner Ironman Foundation John P. McGovern Foundation Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Talisman USA TETRA Technologies, Inc. Union Pacific Foundation Peggy & Ray Wilcox Winstead PC

$1,000 - $1,999 cont Whitney & Derek McCoy . Elaine & Steve Nance Suzanne & Robert Potter Vicki & Michael Richmond Maryann T. & Timothy Seaman Simply Tutoring

$500 - $999 Suzanne & Ed Ellis Angela & Mark Gott Lillian & Jess Hargis Judy & Charles Lano $2,000 - $4,999 JoAnne & Randy Lowry Century 21 Realty Partners Gayelene & Ralph McIngvale City of Shenandoah Brenda & John Mizell EMI Sandy & Steve Morrow Exxon Volunteer Contributions Janet Wong & Ronald Mullins Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Arla & Gerald Neuberger Foundation Cindy Notarainni Houston Northwest Medical Center Jadzia & Richard Olson Huntsman Shannon & Brian Wing Kinder Morgan Foundation Melissa & Jeff Young Market Street—The Woodlands $250 - $499 Elaine & Steve Nance Nancy & Tom Battle Renewal by Andersen Louise & Dr. Henry Bethea Southwestern Energy Debra & Michael Caliel Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates Dixie & Bret Cope Williams Power Gaye & Bill Craig $1,000 - $1,999 Karol & James Dreibelbis Delvin & Joe Ash Anne & David Dunlap Barb & Stephen Crain Keith & Grady Ferry Candi & Gerald Glenn Bob Hurt Sheryl & Fred Greene Jan & Greg Jewell Jerry Built Homegrown Burgers Ed Jones Liberty Mutual Conchita & Eric Ladwig Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Annice & John Nanninga Julie & Jerry Mayrant Shelly & Michael O’Neil

$250 - $499 cont. Cheryl & Ron Ridlehuber Arlene & Sol Sachs Peg & Tim Welbes In-Kind ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Events Plus Houston Community Newspapers & The Courier & The Villager Main Event EMS PepsiCo Rico’s Mexican Grill Simply Tutoring Sweet Tomatoes Tommy Bahama United Airlines The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Donors: $1,000 Boni’s Dance & Performing Arts Center Charissa & Steve Arizpe Dana & Chris Baker Nelda & Jim Blair Sylvia Caracio Anne & Dave Dunlap Susan & Dan Fordyce Carol & Phil Garner Lisa & Fred Koetting Linn Energy Julie & Jerry Mayrant Arla & Gerald Neuberger Dr. Judith Ragsdale Maryann T. & Timothy Seaman Sheryl & Hank Wood

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational programs. 9 • www.woodlandscenter.org


Guest Information Tickets

Children

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.

For most contemporary events, children 5 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.

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

ATMs ATMs are located in the North, South and Lawn plazas of The Pavilion. 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: Animals, aerosol cans, audio and video equipment, cameras, food, beverages, non-plastic bottles or bottles with lids, fireworks, laptops, laser pointers, lawn chairs, portable televisions, radios, strollers, tablets (such as iPads and Kindles) and weapons.

Food and Beverages

Cameras and Recording Devices

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 that are small, non professional are usually allowed at most contemporary concerts. No professional, detachable lens cameras are permitted into the venue. No audio or video is permitted at any event at The Pavilion. Camera policies are dictated by the artist and are subject to change. Photography and video, including with cellphones, are NOT allowed at Houston Symphony concerts or Houston Ballet events at their request.

Parking

Restrooms Permanent Restrooms are located in all three plazas. Lawn Chairs 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.

lost and Found 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. Tours

First Aid

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

Trained medical professionals are on duty at all Pavilion events. If medical help is needed, ask any Pavilion staff member for assistance.

Special Events

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. 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.

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. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent provides a tented outdoor setting for pre- or postconcert gatherings at most contemporary concerts. For more information, call 281-363-0900.

Inclement Weather All events at The Pavilion are rain or shine. Pavilion events are not canceled due to rain. If it rains on the day of the event, guests are encouraged to wear rain apparel.

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Visit the Hubbell & Hudson Booth in the North Plaza and

Register to Win a Complete Holiday Dinner for Six to Eight Guests Compliments of

Make Your Quote Count Discover discounts on your insurance while also giving back Drop by the Liberty Mutual booth in the North Plaza. Request a car insurance quote and Liberty Mutual will donate $5 to the performing arts events and educational outreach programs at The Pavilion. To increase your support, request a home quote and an additional $5 will be donated to The Pavilion. If you can’t make it by the booth , please give Jimmy Stevens a call at 281-364-1090 extension 08390 to participate in the quote for donation program. The program runs through March 1, 2013.


On Stage December 2012  

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's On Stage Program for Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular Dec. 7, 2012.

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