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Tonight in the Plaza ........................................................................ 1 Letter from the President & CEO .................................................. 2 Hot Night in Havana ...................................................................... 3 Houston Symphony Orchestra ..................................................... 4 Biographies ...................................................................................... 5 The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarships ................................ 6 It’s A Sizzling Summer Of Arts ........................................................ 7 Sponsor Spotlight ............................................................................ 7 ShowTime ........................................................................................ 8 Encore and Concert Etiquette .................................................... 9 Guest Information .......................................................................... 10 Sponsored in part by

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Credits 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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Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief Courtney Galle – Managing Editor Kacie Pattavina – Contributing Writer

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 and the Home Away from Home of Houston Ballet. We have had an exciting season so far, with seven more Houston Symphony concerts, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra June 22, as well as the 17th Annual Children’s Festival still to come.

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

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. Tonight, we showcase a Cuban-themed concert featuring special guests, Tiempo Libre, a three-time GRAMMY®-nominated Latin music group performing alongside the world-renowned Houston Symphony. We are again providing free mezzanine and lawn seating for all of our performing arts events thanks to our generous sponsors. We even provide free lawn chair rental for the entire family to enjoy the performance on the lawn. Please take advantage of this great opportunity and bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Pavilion this season to enjoy a memorable evening under the stars. You will be glad that you did! New additions to the stage this year include a brand new orchestra shell that was custom built for The Pavilion and a state-of-the-art, high-definition video camera/projection system that projects the very best video possible on larger screens. I want to thank our performing arts sponsors and our board of directors for their continued support. I also would like to welcome our newly elected board members. Enjoy the show!

Board of Directors A. Steve Arizpe Joseph P. Ash John H. Beaird Gary Becker David D. Dunlap Mark E. Ellis Carol P. Garner James M. Gibbons Jeffrey R. Harder Jason K. Harris Gregory T. Kelleher Paul Kenworthy, MD Daniel E. Kolkhorst W. Randall Lowry

Julie V. Mayrant Ralph C. McIngvale C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Steven W. Nance Diane Nielsen Julie Rock Maryann T. Seaman Larry Shaffer Alex Sutton Raymond I. Wilcox Marsha K. Williams 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 Kacie Pattavina – Social Media Analyst Lauren Tennet – Marketing Intern Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accounting Assistant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant 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 Isidro Hernandez – Maintenance Department Lead 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

Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer May 2012 • 2


Houston Symphony Orchestra

May 24 Program

Hot Night in Havana

Thursday, May 24, 2012 – 8 p.m. Michael Krajewski, conductor Tiempo Libre, special guests

Z. Abreu/Dragon

Tico Tico

Arr. K. Meuller

Santana Suite

Arr. Gomez-Murciano

Cha-Cha-Cha Medley

J.S. Bach/Gomez-Murciano Bach/Gomez-Murciano

Baqueteo Jazzy Air on a G string

Arr. Gomez-Murciano

Sones Medley

Arr. Gomez-Murciano

Mambo Medley

Arr. Gomez-Murciano

Bolero Medley

J. Gomez-L. Gonzales/Gomez-R. Murciano

Tu Conga Bach

There will not be an intermission. Please turn off all cellphones during the concert. Photography and videography are not allowed, including with cellphones. 3 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski Principal Pops 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 Oancea-Frusina Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal 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

Robert Franz Associate Conductor Sponsor, Beth Madison

Double Bass David Malone, Acting Principal Mark Shapiro, Acting Associate Principal Eric Larson Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Speros P. Martel Chair

Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair John Thorne, Associate Principal Judy Dines Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman

Piccolo Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal

Oboe Anne Leek, Acting Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Xiaodi Liu, Acting Associate Principal* Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin*** E-Flat Clarinet Thomas LeGrand Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin*** Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Stewart Orton Chair Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal American General Chair J. Jeff Robinson** Elise Wagner Benjamin Atherholt* Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt* Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Jacek Muzyk, Associate Principal Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Philip Stanton Julie Thayer

Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman

Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss Harp Paula Page, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal Neva Watkins West Chair Orchestra Personnel Manager Steve Wenig Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman Librarian Thomas Takaro Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray Stage Manager Donald Ray Jackson Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technician Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant * Contracted Substitute ** Leave of Absence *** Regular Substitute

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Much in demand across the United States and Canada, Michael Krajewski delights concertgoers with his imaginative and entertaining programs and his wry sense of humor. Audiences leave his concerts smiling, remembering the evening’s music and surprises.

Maestro Krajewski joined the Houston Symphony as principal pops conductor at the beginning of the 2000-01 season. His fans especially enjoy his Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and the Houston holiday tradition, Very Merry Pops. He also serves as principal pops conductor of the Jacksonville and Atlanta symphony orchestras. He previously held principal pops conductor positions with the Long Beach, New Hampshire and New Mexico symphonies. As a guest conductor, he has performed with the Boston Pops and the Hollywood Bowl orchestras, and has appeared with symphonies across the U.S., including those of Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Francisco and more. In Canada, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, as well as the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies. Krajewski has performed with an eclectic group of artists including Sir James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Al Hirt, Cab Calloway, The Kingston Trio, Ben E. King, Mary Wilson, Patti Austin, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Canadian Brass and Pink Martini. He is the conductor of the forthcoming video “Silver Screen Serenade” with violinist Jenny Oaks Baker that airs worldwide on BYU Broadcasting. He has led the Houston Symphony on two holiday albums including “Glad Tidings” and “Christmas Festival.” With degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Krajewski furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. Krajewski lives in Orlando, Fla., with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting, he enjoys travel, photography, jogging, bicycling and solving The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.

Tiempo Libre Biography

The Pavilion Partners Awards Scholarships The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, recently awarded fine arts scholarships for the 2012-13 academic year. The awards included 25 new scholarships and 31 renewal scholarships.

Tiempo Libre

Photo by Michael Tammaro

Michael Krajewski

Conductor Biography

The three-time GRAMMY®-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre is one of the hottest young Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at Cuba’s premiere conservatories, today, the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, danceinducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and seductive rhythms. The group’s most recent album, “My Secret Radio,” was released in 2011. It pays homage to Tiempo Libre’s teenage years in Cuba secretly listening to the music from Miami radio stations at night. These secret radio sessions fueled Tiempo Libre’s dreams of living in America, free to perform their songs and build the careers they wanted while helping them gather the strength that it took to leave it all behind – families, friends, a country, a life – to pursue those dreams. The CD also features guest performances by jazz singer Rachelle Fleming, and reunites Tiempo Libre founder Jorge Gomez with legendary Cuban songstress Albita. Tiempo Libre’s first recording, “Bach in Havana,” was nominated for a GRAMMY® and featured tracks with Paquito D’Rivera and Yosvany Terry. The CD, a fusion of Bach with Afro-Cuban rhythms, reflects the duality of Tiempo Libre’s childhood days studying classical music and nights spent playing timba music. The group performed “Tu Conga Bach” from the CD on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2009. In addition to their performing and recording careers, members of Tiempo Libre are particularly committed to sharing their rich musical traditions through outreach and educational activities, and have participated in artist-in-residence programs at Michigan State University and Interlochen Academy. The group also has become known for its inspiring classes on rumba, Latin jazz and traditional Cuban music, designed to reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Tiempo Libre includes Musical Director Jorge Gomez on keyboard, Raúl Rodríguez on trumpet, Leandro Gonzalez on congas, Tebelio (Tony) Fonte on bass, Armando (Pututi) Arce on drums, Joaquin (El Kid) Diaz lead vocals, and Luis Beltran Castillo on saxophone and flute.

Since its inception, Partners has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to students studying the arts. Scholarships are based on the talent and academic performance of students majoring in the fine arts disciplines of dance, instrumental music, theatre arts, visual/graphic arts, or vocal music. A scholarship reception honoring new recipients and their families was held April 30 at The Pavilion.

The Pavilion Partners 2012 First-time Scholarship Recipients (Awarded $1,000 unless otherwise noted). Harrison Berwick, Instrumental Music The Woodlands College Park High School Cecily Breaux, Theatre Arts The Woodlands High School Logan Butler, Instrumental Music The Woodlands College Park High School ($2,000, The Pavilion Partners Memorial Scholarship honoring Lois Hurt) Barry Carter, Visual Arts Magnolia West High School ($2,000, The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Nancy and Casey Kosh) Jonathan Downey, Theatre Arts Tomball High School Kevin Fenske, Instrumental Music Tomball High School ($2,000, The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Jacque & Lloyd Everson) Caitlin Finnie, Vocal Music The John Cooper School ($2,000, The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Memorial Scholarship) Tiffany Heimbach, Dance The Woodlands High School Andrea Horton, Vocal Music The Woodlands High School ($2,000, The Vince Caracio Memorial Scholarship) Francesca Killian, Visual Arts The Woodlands High School Raehyun Kim, Visual Arts The Woodlands High School Lauren Lamphier, Vocal Music Oak Ridge High School

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Patrick Lanning, Dance The Woodlands High School (The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Sol Sachs) Katelyn Mattingly, Theatre Arts The Woodlands High School Abigail Miller, Dance The Woodlands College Park High School Taylor Osarogiagbon, Visual Arts The Woodlands College Park High School Meghan O’Sullivan, Visual Arts Oak Ridge High School Travion Payne, Visual Arts Carver Magnet High School Cameron Shaw, Instrumental Music Tomball High School Autumn Simpson, Theatre Arts Oak Ridge High School ($2000, The Nancy Bock Memorial Scholarship) Jacqueline Skinner, Vocal Music Caney Creek High School Kate Sullivan, Visual Arts The Woodlands High School Allison Swar, Visual Arts The Woodlands College Park High School (The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring Randy Lowry) Denzel Taylor, Dance Carver Magnet High School ($2,000, The Pavilion Partners Scholarship honoring the Founding Members) Rene Vazquez, Vocal Music Spring High School May 2012 • 6


It’s a Sizzling Summer of Arts

Ignite your patriotic spirit at the annual Star-Spangled Salute July 3 at 8 p.m. for a free Independence Eve spectacular featuring the Houston Symphony. Generously sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company and led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski, the symphony heats up the stage performing a variety of traditional favorites, American classics, sing-alongs, and of

Sponsor Spotlight

It’s Going to Be One “Hot Night” Thanks to The Wortham Foundation The Wortham Foundation is proud to sponsor the free mezzanine and lawn seating for tonight’s performance of Hot Night in Havana featuring Tiempo Libre and the Houston Symphony. Among the most lasting contributions from Mr. and Mrs. Gus Wortham to the city of Houston was the creation of The Wortham Foundation in 1958. The Worthams were great philanthropists, entrepreneurs and civic leaders in the Houston community. Upholding the standards, traditions and values of the Worthams, the Foundation focuses on supporting nonprofit cultural organizations with an emphasis on the performing arts, museums and more. The Pavilion has been part of The Wortham Foundation’s giving for more than 10 years. The Wortham Foundation also supports The Pavilion’s entire performing arts season. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion gratefully acknowledges the long-time support of The Wortham Foundation and its help in making the arts accessible to the community. 7 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Rascal Flatts

Lavard Skou-Larsen

The Beach Boys

course, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with cannons from atop the hill. Joining the symphony to perform several of Simon & Garfunkel’s greatest hits are AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. This duo has been performing their remarkable tribute to the music of Simon & Garfunkel for more than a decade.

Photo by Robert Matheu

Radiating on The Pavilion stage July 26 at 8:30 p.m. is the most famous animation in the world – and its equalTM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s12) ly famous music – at Bugs Bunny at the Symphony. Conducted and created by George Daugherty, Bugs Bunny at the Symphony is a celebration of the world’s favorite Warner Bros. Looney Tunes characters on-screen with live full symphony orchestra accompaniment. Bugs Bunny is joined on-screen by his immensely popular cohorts, including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Tweety, Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner, Pepe Le Pew, and many others. New to the concert are special guest appearances by Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, and spectacular musical montages starring The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, and other stars from the world of Warner Bros. and Hanna-Barbera.

June 2 Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band • 8 p.m. $136 Res. Pit / $136, $86 & $46 Reserved / Lawn Sold Out

For more information about these concerts or The Pavilion’s 2012 season, visit www. woodlandscenter.org or look for The Pavilion on Facebook and Twitter.

June 21 Il Divo • 8 p.m. $105 Res. Pit / $105, $89.50, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved

Dierks Bentley

Michael Krajewski Hans Graf

Iron Maiden

Chicago

June 8 The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour • 8 p.m. $125 Res. Pit / $125, $85, $65, $45 & $25 Reserved / $20 Lawn June 16

June 22

93Q’s Day in the Country • 1:30 p.m. Featuring Dierks Bentley with Ronnie Dunn, Chris Cagle, Wade Bowen, Jana Kramer, Thomas Rhett, The Lost Trailers and Dustin Lynch $49.50 Res. Pit / $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $16 Lawn

German Masters • 8 p.m. with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra Lavard Skou-Larsen, conductor FREE event

June 24 One Direction • 7:30 p.m. Sold Out July 3 July 11

Star-Spangled Salute • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Michael Krajewski, conductor AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocalists FREE event sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company

Kelly Clarkson

Jason Mraz

July 17 Dukes of September • 7:30 p.m. with Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs $125 Res. Pit / $125, $77.50, $57.50, $37.50 & $27.50 Reserved July 20

Barenaked Ladies & Blues Traveler • 7 p.m. with Big Head Todd & the Monsters and Cracker $69.50 Res. Pit / $69.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn

July 21 Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and the News • 7:30 p.m. $99.50 Res. Pit / $99.50, $79.50, $69.50, $59.50 & $39.50 July 22 Chicago & The Doobie Brothers • 7:30 p.m. $145 Res. Pit / $145, $86, $46, $36 & $26 Reserved / $26 Lawn July 26 Aug. 2

Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony • 8:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony George Daugherty, creator and conductor $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Lindahl Family Foundation Pitbull • 7:30 p.m. $99.50 GA Pit / $69.50, $59.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved

Aug. 3 Kiss and Mötley Crüe • 6:45 p.m. $126 Res. Pit / $126, $100.50, $70.50, $50.50 & $30.50 Reserved / $26 Lawn Aug. 11 IDentity Festival 2012 • 2 p.m. with Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Nero-DJ Set and more $40 general admission

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival • 6 p.m. Aug. 12 with Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, The Devil Wears Prada, As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria and more $89.50 GA Pit / $69.50, $39.50 & $29 Reserved / $29 Lawn Aug. 14 July 13 Big Time Rush • 7 p.m. with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow $65 Res. Pit / $65, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn Aug. 15 July 14 Farmers Insurance presents Rascal Flatts • 7 p.m. “Changed” Tour Aug. 18 wth Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge $75 GA Pit / $75 & $59.75 Reserved / $29.75 Lawn July 15 311 • 7 p.m. with Slightly Stoopid & The Aggrolites Aug. 24 $59.50 GA Pit / $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $25 Lawn

Photo by Bruce Bennett

It starts to warm up June 22 at 8 p.m. with more than 100 gifted musicians from around the world showcased in a free concert titled German Masters featuring the Texas Music Festival Orchestra. The concert is in conjunction with the Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival and showcases music by two German composers: Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration,” Op. 24, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. Finalists of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition will be announced at the concert. All finalists receive a medal for their efforts, as well as a cash award. Before the concert, enjoy German music and authentic German food including Photo by Ted Washington bratwurst with sauerkraut, pretzels and German beer.

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 website for the latest event information. Photo by Michael Tammaro

It’s heating up this summer with an already fantastic start to our 23rd season. The season is on fire with three upcoming summer concerts from the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and the Houston Symphony.

ShowTime

Jason Aldean

Aug. 28

94.5 The Buzz Presents: • 6:30 p.m. The Honda Civic Tour 2012 Linkin Park & Incubus with MUTEMATH $100.25 GA Pit / $90.25, $80.25 & $50.25 Reserved / $46.50 Lawn

Sept. 6

Latin American Classical • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Hans Graf, conductor $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Sept. 7 Kelly Clarkson & The Fray • 7:30 p.m. $79.50 Res. Pit / $79.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn Sept. 8 Ford F-Series presents Toby Keith • Time TBA with Brantley Gilbert plus special guest Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA Sept. 21

Evening with Brahms • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Hans Graf, conductor Frank Huang, violin Brinton Averil Smith, cello $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Oct. 12

Hocus Pocus Pops • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of H-E-B

Jason Mraz • 7:30 p.m. with Christina Perri $59.50 Res. Pit / $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $23 Lawn

Oct. 26 Jason Aldean • Time TBA with Luke Bryan plus special guest Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

Sublime with Rome • 6:20 p.m. with Matisyahu, Pepper & The Dirty Heads $89.50 GA Pit / $59.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $25 Lawn

Nov. 10 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door

Crosby, Stills & Nash • 7:30 p.m. $96 Res. Pit / $96, $79, $66, $56, $41 & $31 Reserved

Nov. 11 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door

Iron Maiden • 7:30 p.m. with Coheed and Cambria $99.50 GA Pit / $99.50, $79.50 & $59.50 Reserved / $35 Lawn Journey • 7 p.m. with Pat Benatar featuring Neil Giraldo & Loverboy $135 Res. Pit / $135, $89.50, $69.50, $59.50 & $49.50 Reserved / $32.50 Lawn

Dec. 7

Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Woodforest National Bank and KPMG, LLP.

Ticket Information Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, by calling 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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Guest Information

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 May 14 printing deadline. $100,000 - $249,999

$5,000 - $9,999

$500 - $999

$250 - $499 cont.

Live Nation George P. Mitchell The Pavilion Partners

Aon Hewitt CB&I City of Shenandoah Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Fidelity Investments John P. McGovern Foundation Union Pacific Foundation Winstead PC

Suzanne & Ed Ellis JoAnne & Randy Lowry Gayelene & Ralph McIngvale Brenda & John Mizell Sandy & Steve Morrow Janet Wong & Ronald Mullins Arla & Gerald Neuberger Cindy Notarainni Shannon & Brian Wing Melissa & Jeff Young

Peggy & Ray Wilcox

$75,000 - $99,999 The Wortham Foundation $50,000 - $74,999 The Woodlands Development Company

$2,000 - $4,999

$25,000 - $49,999

EMI Huntsman Kinder Morgan Foundation

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Audi of America Lindahl Family Foundation Woodforest National Bank $15,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment H-E-B PepsiCo $10,000 - $14,999 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Devon Energy Insperity KPMG, LLP Linn Energy

$1,000 - $1,999 Delvin & Joe Ash Barb & Stephen Crain Candi & Gerald Glenn Sheryl & Fred Greene Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Julie & Jerry Mayrant Whitney & Derek McCoy Suzanne & Robert Potter Vicki & Michael Richmond Maryann T. & Timothy Seaman

$250 - $499 Nancy & Tom Battle Louise & Dr. Henry Bethea Debra & Michael Caliel Dixie & Bret Cope Gaye & Bill Craig Karol & James Dreibelbis Anne & David Dunlap Keith & Grady Ferry Bob Hurt Jan & Greg Jewell Ed Jones Conchita & Eric Ladwig Annice & John Nanninga Shelly & Michael O’Neil Cheryl & Ron Ridlehuber Arlene & Sol Sachs Peg & Tim Welbes

In-Kind ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Main Event EMS United Airlines The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Donors: $1,000 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.

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

During the Performance

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.

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.

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. 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. 9 • www.woodlandscenter.org

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.

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 H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

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.

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, tablets (iPads), laptops 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

Restrooms, Telephones 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 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.

At the request of the individual artists, cameras and recording devices are not permitted at our facility, including with cellphones. lost and Found

Special 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 post-concert gatherings at most contemporary concerts. 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.

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