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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

German Masters

June 22, 2012 Sponsored in part by


Tonight in the Plaza


June 22 7-8 p.m.

Tonight in the Plaza ........................................................................ 1 Letter from the President & CEO .................................................. 2 German Masters ............................................................................ 3 Texas Music Festival Orchestra ..................................................... 4 Lavard Skou-Larsen Biography ..................................................... 5 Xiao Wang Biography ................................................................... 5 Texas Music Festival Staff and Underwriters ................................ 5 Volunteer Spotlight ........................................................................ 6 Pre-Concert Dinner and Fundraiser ............................................. 6 Sponsor Spotlight ............................................................................ 7 Fall in Love with the Arts ............................................................... 7 ShowTime ........................................................................................ 8 Encore and Concert Etiquette .................................................... 9 Guest Information .......................................................................... 10 Sponsored in part by

German Music & Dancing with Deer Park High School German Folk Dance Troupe Note Rubbings with The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners Get Your Hand Stamped with Renewal by Andersen Get Temporary Tattoos and Koozies with Century 21 Realty Group Meet Community Bankers, Barkley & Get Festive Stickers with Woodforest National Bank

Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” and $100 Gift Card with Tommy Bahama and Market Street—The Woodlands

7:15-7:45 p.m.

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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! Please check out ShowTime on page 8 for a list of our performing arts and other upcoming events. 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!

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.

Courtney Galle – Managing Editor Kacie Pattavina – Contributing Writer Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer

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

Board of Directors

John H. Beaird C. Grant Mitchell Gary Becker Steve A. Morrow David D. Dunlap Steven W. Nance Carol P. Garner Diane Nielsen Jeffrey R. Harder Julie Rock Jason K. Harris Maryann T. Seaman Gregory T. Kelleher Larry Shaffer Paul R. Kenworthy, M.D. Raymond I. Wilcox Daniel E. Kolkhorst Marsha K. Williams George Lindahl III Brian Wing Julie V. Mayrant Janet S. Wong Ralph C. McIngvale Hank Wood

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

(1922 - 2009)

Give Where

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

Guten Appetit! (Enjoy the Meal!)

Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief

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

Available tonight at the concessions stands enjoy authentic German food including bratwurst with sauerkraut, pretzels and German beer available for purchase.


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More than 100 gifted musicians from around the world are showcased in tonight’s program titled German Masters. The concert is in conjunction with the Immanuel & Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival in which The Pavilion is a presenting venue. Part of the program is the announcement of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition. The winner will be announced from the stage and receives a medal for their efforts, as well as a cash award and showcased in a solo performance. Congratulations to the winner and the talented artists performing tonight.

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The North Plaza is sponsored by

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands

Welcome to the 23rd season of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. 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’s free concert showcasing the Texas Music Festival Orchestra is just one of the many ways we are able to fulfill our mission.

Coloring & Car Display with Audi of America

Pavilion Talk with Ira J. Black in the Pit

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2012 Performing Arts Season

Letter from the President & CEO

Inside your program you will find a donation envelope. By giving to The Pavilion, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, your donation helps us bring the power and beauty of live performing arts to our community.

Consider donating today!

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

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2012 Texas Music Festival Orchestra Fellows

June 22 Program

German Masters Friday, June 22, 2012 – 8 p.m. Lavard Skou-Larsen, conductor Xiao Wang, soloist, winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47 I. Allegro moderato


“Death and Transfiguration,” Op. 24

The Texas Music Festival Orchestra Fellows are chosen from more than 400 live and taped auditions. Each student receives a full tuition fellowship and housing assistance for his or her stay in Houston. This year’s fellows come from Texas, 16 other U.S. states and 11 foreign countries.

Listed alphabetically by instrument. Flute



Kayla Burggraf, Iowa Caity Piccini, Texas Gloria Yun, New Jersey

Carmen Abelson, Texas Felix Alanis, Mexico Salma Bachar, Texas Gemma Baehr, New York Lindsey Bagget, Texas Eun Ae Cho, Korea Nicholas Hatt, Pennsylvania Brian Howe, Texas Li Chung Hsieh, Taiwan Eve Kennedy, United Kingdom Yerim Kwon, South Korea Jing Jing Li, China Lilliana Marrero Solis, Puerto Rico Jisun Min, South Korea Yuiko Nakano, Japan Man-Khoi Nguyen, Texas Nicholas Pappone, New York Jung Won Park, South Korea Caitlin Pequignot, Connecticut Veronica Randolph, Virginia Liu-Yi Retallick, United Kingdom Heng Chen Tsai, Taiwan Hsuan Ju Wang, Taiwan Shu Wang, China Sooyeon Wang, China Xiao Wang, China Pian Pian Wu, China Jing Wen Xu, China Jennifer Yarbrough, Virginia Lina Zhao, New York Christina Zhou, Singapore Huyi Zhou, China

Miles Cole, New York Allison Drenkow, Maryland Yi Jia Fang, China Joseph Howe, Colorado Benjamin Kim, South Korea Brian Klickman, Indiana Emily Smith, Maryland Mayara Velasquez, Venezuela Zihao Wang, China Hellen Weberpal, Illinois Xuena Xu, China

Oboe Heather Baxter, Kentucky Daniel Cruz, Texas Kelly Mozeik, Pennsylvania Clarinet Chi Hang (Eric) Fung, New York Julian Hernandez, Texas Amanda Witt, Texas Bassoon Alex Amsel, Argentina Erik Malmer, Texas Allison Nicotera, New York Marissa Olegario, California Horn Katelyn Benedict, California Daniel Hawkins, Texas Adam Houpt, Texas Ernesto Tovar, Mexico John Turman, Texas Trumpet

Intermission Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 I. Allegro con brio II. Andante III. Poco allegretto IV. Allegro Please turn off all cellphones during the concert. Photography and videography are not allowed, including with cellphones. 3 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Ben Hauser, Texas Gerardo Mata, Texas Kevin Shannon, Texas Casey Tamanaha, New York Timothy Will, New York Tenor Trombone Steven Holloway, Texas Thomas Neal, Texas Andrew Nissen, New York Bass Trombone Rick Stiles, New York Tuba Zach Bridges, Texas

Contrabass Sean Donovan, Texas Martin Lazo, Texas Stephen Martin, Massachusetts Martin Pham, California Caleb Quillen, Texas Nathan Varga, Massachusetts Eric Windmeier, Illinois Trevor Young, Massachusetts Harp Meghan Caulkett, California Abigail Klein, Ohio Percussion Pedro Fernandez, Panama Spencer Jones, Oklahoma Bernadette Manalo, Illinois Josh Vonderheide, New York Xueqing Wu, Pennsylvania

Viola Salwa Bachar, Texas Carrie Campbell, Ohio Kevin Cho, Texas Ryan Deguzis, Connecticut Renee Gilliland, Texas Xiaoti Guo, China Emily Jensenius, Florida Jen-Hsuan Liao, New York Sarasa Otake, Japan Mary Scripko, Pennsylvania Michael Sinni, Maryland Dawson White, Texas

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Lavard Skou-Larsen was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. At the age of 4, he received his first violin lesson from his father, Conductor Gunner Skou-Larsen. After studying with Ernst Moravec in Vienna, he was admitted into the Academy of Music and Performing Arts Mozarteum in Salzburg at the age of 14 to study with Dr. Helmut Zehetmair. Skou-Larsen earned a performance diploma with distinction and later completed a postgraduate diploma under Sandor Végh.

Skou-Larsen has won prizes both as soloist and chamber musician, including the Concertino Prague and the Sergio Lorenzi in Trieste, Italy. He was a member of the Camerata Academica under Sandor Végh from 1983-86. He has been teaching violin at the Mozarteum in Salzburg since 1991, the same year he founded the Salzburg Chamber Soloists. He led the European Chamber Orchestra from 1996-2002 and has been the acclaimed chief conductor of the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein since 2004. Skou-Larsen has performed as concertmaster and conductor with leading symphony and chamber orchestras in Europe, North America and South America, including the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Sinfonietta Amsterdam, Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss, Orchestra Internazionale d´Italia, Orchestre de Chambre de Geneve, Orchestra Sinfonica de Porto Alegre, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and many others. In 1997, he and pianist Alexander Müllenbach released the first-ever recordings of the Brazilian composer Camargo M. Guarnieri’s complete violin sonatas for the Marco Polo Label of Naxos.

Soloist Biography Chinese violinist Xiao Wang began studying the violin at the age of 5. His professional training began in middle school attached to the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music at age 10 with professor Wei-Dong Tong. He achieved his first honor at the age of 11 by winning the Sonata Competition in the Central Conservatory and also was a semi-finalist of the 2002 International Young Tchaikovsky Competition. In his eight years at the Central Conservatory, Wang has been the concertmaster for the Chamber Orchestra and Young Artist Symphony. He made his solo orchestral debut in China at the age of 16 playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. After graduating from high school in Beijing, Wang was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music in 2005, where he was awarded an Artist Diploma and studied with former Boston Symphony concertmaster Joseph Silverstein. He was associate concertmaster for the Opera Orchestra at Curtis from 2007-09. While at Curtis, he worked with many renowned conductors, including Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Michael Stern, Christopher Eschenbach and Philippe Entremont, among others. He also has accompanied many famous musicians in concert, such as Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Lang Lang and Hilary Han in Carnegie Hall.

Xiao Wang

Lavard Skou-Larsen

Conductor Biography

As an active chamber musician, Wang’s ensembles have been coached by members of the Emerson, Juilliard, Guarneri, Takacs and Tokyo string quartets. He also has collaborated with the American String Quartet and its members in numerous performances. He has performed in solo and chamber music master classes with Pamela and Claude Frank, Peter Wiley, Midori, Cho Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt and David Geber. Wang has participated in the New York String Seminar, the Meadowmount Music Festival and Great Wall Music Festival in Beijing. Wang is currently a full scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music studying with Professor Lucie Robert. This is Wang’s first summer at the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival.

Texas Music Festival Staff and Underwriters Texas Music Festival Administration Alan Austin, General and Artistic Director Melissa McCrimmon, Assistant Director David Tomatz, Director Emeritus Franz Anton Krager, Music Director and Chief Conductor Robert Mayes, Director of Scheduling and Housing Dennis Whittaker, Chamber Music Coordinator Lauren Moore, Operations/Personnel Intern Lynna Russell, Marketing/Public Relations Intern Jacob Sustaita, Orchestra Manager James Beauchamp, Orchestra Librarian Jason Burton, Equipment Manager Megan McDonough, Housing Coordinator Wayne Steinke, Transportation Coordinator/Housing Jason Abbott, Adam Van Court, Housing Staff Grand Underwriter Immanuel and Helen B. Olshan Foundation 5 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Underwriters Nadene & Jim Crain Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation El Paso Corporation Lecture Series Joseph Evans KUHF/KUHA Radio Moores School of Music Society Texas Commission on the Arts Wortham Endowed Chair in Performing Arts University of Houston College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences University of Houston Moores School of Music In-Kind Akademisches Orchester Leipzig American Festival for the Arts The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Houston Symphony Texas A&M University

Volunteer Spotlight

Couple Dedicated to Partners and the Arts Nancy and Mike Becker moved to The Woodlands in 1994. Nancy joined The Woodlands Living Arts Council in 1995, as did Mike the following year. When the Council became The Pavilion Partners, they continued their volunteerism and have been active members of the organization ever since. The couple has volunteered at numerous events over the years, including symphonies and ballets, educational outreach programs such as Children’s Festival, fundraisers, contemporary concerts and The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival in support of Partners. Through the years, they have convinced many of their close friends to volunteer their time and talents by joining Partners. Spending time at The Pavilion also has been a family affair for the Beckers. All three of their sons, Chris, Ryan and Mark, worked for The Pavilion’s parking division throughout high school and college. Ryan and Mark even worked their way up to become parking supervisors. Nancy and Mike recently left Cochran’s Crossing to move into their newly built “retirement” home in Creekside Park. Nancy was on the Cochran’s Crossing Village Association for 15 years, serving 13 years as president, and

recently became vice president of Creekside Park Association. Nancy and Mike have volunteered for many years with The Boy Scouts of America in various capacities until all three sons achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. They also are active in their church, St. Anthony of Padua. Mike is a lector and volunteers time to build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Nancy sings in the SALT Band for Lifeteen Ministries at Mass and other Lifeteen functions. The Pavilion applauds Nancy and Mike Becker for their dedicated volunteerism!

Rock Out at The Pavilion Partners Pre-Concert Dinner and Fundraiser by Lauren Tennet

Are you still sporting your 1980s power mullet or side pony tail? Do you wish you could go back and hang out with the “Breakfast Club” or take a trip with Ferris on his day off? Well, it may not be 1985 anymore, but you can still rock out like it is. Join us for The Pavilion Partners’ “Heart of Rock n’ Roll” Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser July 21 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s House of Blues Hospitality Tent prior to the Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis and The News concert.

Your VIP dinner commences at 6 p.m. followed by a live auction with items any “rock star” would love. Special reserved seating for the concert, as well as VIP club passes, are included in this stellar deal. All dudes and dudettes are encouraged to wear their favorite concert T-shirts. Funds raised from the event benefit The Pavilion’s performing arts events and educational outreach programs.

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Tickets to the electric evening are $200 per person. The evening starts at 5 p.m. with a social hour including complimentary beer and margaritas.

Don’t wait to hop on this crazy train! Tickets are limited, so please respond by July 2. Seating is allocated on a first come, first served basis. To make reservations for the Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser visit www.woodlandscenter.org. June 2012 • 6

ARAMARK Helps Reward Students and Gives Back to the Community

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment, official concessionaire for The Pavilion, has been a major sponsor of Musical Scores since its inception 17 years ago. Musical Scores reinforces positive school behavior by rewarding students with a free performance at The Pavilion, including lunch and a T-shirt. This year’s event hosted nearly 5,600 students and teachers. All participants received a complimentary lunch provided by ARAMARK. “ARAMARK’s continued support allows us to reward thousands of students each year for achieving academic or behavioral goals,” said Christine Scully, development director for The Pavilion. ARAMARK also gives back to the community by offering nonprofit organizations the chance to raise funds by staffing many of its concession stands each season. ARAMARK is currently seeking organizations that are interested in participating in this unique fundraising program that is both fun and exciting. The benefits for nonprofit organizations include earning a percentage of their concession stand’s total sales for an event. Each organization has the opportunity to earn $100 to $2,000 per event, however there are no guarantees on the minimum or maximum amount a group can earn. Earnings depend on the amount of commission earned, number of events worked, fan attendance, weather conditions, stand locations and how well the group serves the customers. “This opportunity serves as an alternative to traditional fundraising,” said Duane Ussery, concessions manager for ARAMARK. “We are proud to partner with area nonprofits and hope we can help make a difference in the community.” Since 2006, ARAMARK has given out more than $1 million in commissions to nonprofit organizations. If your nonprofit organization is interested in ARAMARK’s fundraising program, contact Duane at Ussery-duane@aramark.com or 281-363-1621. 7 • 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 website for the latest event information.

by Lauren Tennet

Take a break and relax on a cool fall evening while soaking in the soothing sounds of the Houston Symphony at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this fall. The Pavilion offers exciting symphonic opportunities, with concert themes ranging from classical Latin to spooky treats. The mixture of splendid weather and spineHans Graf tingling music is sure to be a treat for all ages. Join us Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., as Maestro Hans Graf conducts the Houston Symphony in his final season as Music Director after leading the orchestra for 12 years. Graf is a worldrenowned conductor, having led notable companies such as the Vienna Philharmonic, Deutches Symphony Orchestra and St. Photo by Bruce Bennett Petersburg Philharmonic. Please come celebrate his Grand Finale at Latin American Classical. Pre-concert activities begin at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza, with The Woodlands Show Chorus performing from 7-7:45 p.m. Learn about the evening’s program and composers at Pavilion Talk, a free pre-concert discussion led by noted music scholar and former college professor Ira J. Black from 7:15-7:45 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $15 for orchestra seating. Free mezzanine and lawn seating is provided by The Wortham Foundation. While Johannes Brahms is well-known for his “Lullaby,” the Houston Symphony’s Evening with Brahms won’t put you to sleep. On Sept. 21 at 8 p.m., enjoy the Houston Symphony performing three of the Romantic composer’s greatest works: “Variations on a Theme of Hadyn,” Concerto for Violin and Cello and Symphony No. 4. Brahms’ music was heavily influenced by his love for nature and children, which makes these pieces perfect for a family night out at The Pavilion! With Graf at the helm, an Evening with Brahms tickles the eardrums of all ages. Pre-concert activities begin at 7 p.m. in the North Plaza, including a performance by The Woodlands High School Chamber Orchestra and Pavilion Talk at 7:15 p.m. with Ira Black. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Free mezzanine and lawn seating is provided by The Wortham Foundation. On Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m., come hear the Houston Symphony in its “monster mash-up” of Halloween tunes at Hocus Pocus Pops. The “spooktacular” night is full of Halloween tricks, treats and enchanting music as the orchestra casts a spell during this “witching hour.” All daddies, mummies and little ghouls and goblins can dress up in Halloween attire. The first 100 children in costume who check in at Hocus Pocus Central get to march across The Pavilion stage in the Goblin Parade. Pre-concert activities begin at 6 p.m. in the North Plaza, including The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and Arts & Crafts booth. Creep into the House of Blues Hospitality Tent for Radio Disney’s Graveyard Smash Dance Party, featuring the Radio Disney Boo Crew from 6-7:15 p.m. for “fangtastic” dancing, “spooktacular” prizes and plenty of tricks and treats! Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Free mezzanine and lawn seating is provided by H-E-B. This event also is sponsored in part by Houston Family Magazine.

Rascal Flatts

Michael Krajewski



Iron Maiden

Jason Mraz


Crosby, Stills and Nash

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

Aug. 2 Pitbull • 7:30 p.m. $99.50 GA Pit / $69.50, $59.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved

Sept. 14 Train • 7 p.m. $65 Res. Pit / $65, $49.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn

July 11

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival • 6 p.m. Aug. 11 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. 12 Big Time Rush • 7 p.m. with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow $65 Res. Pit / $65, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn Aug. 14 Farmers Insurance presents Rascal Flatts • 7 p.m. “Changed” Tour wth Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge Aug. 15 $75 GA Pit / $75 & $59.75 Reserved / $29.75 Lawn 311 • 7 p.m. Aug. 18 with Slightly Stoopid & The Aggrolites $59.50 GA Pit / $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $25 Lawn Dukes of September • 7:30 p.m. with Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs Aug. 24 $125 Res. Pit / $125, $77.50, $57.50, $37.50 & $27.50 Reserved 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 / Aug. 28 $20 Lawn 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 Reserved Sept. 1 Chicago & The Doobie Brothers • 7:30 p.m. $145 Res. Pit / $145, $86, $46, $36 & $26 Reserved / $26 Lawn Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony • 8:30 p.m. Sept. 6 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 Sept. 7

July 15 July 17 July 20 July 21 July 22 July 26

Jason Aldean

Sept. 8 Ford F-Series presents Toby Keith • Time TBA with Brantley Gilbert plus special guest Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

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

July 14

Kelly Clarkson

July 28 94.5 The Buzz Bud Light Weenie Roast • 3:30 p.m. with Chevelle AWOLNATION, Hoobstank and more $50 GA Pit / $37.50, $27.50 & $20 Reserved / $9.45 Lawn

July 3

July 13

Hans Graf Photo by Bruce Bennett

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.

Fall in Love with the Arts Photo by Michael Tammaro

Sponsor Spotlight

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 IDentity Festival 2012 • 2 p.m. with Eric Prydz, Wolfgang Gartner, Nero-DJ Set and more $40 general admission Jason Mraz • 7:30 p.m. with Christina Perri $59.50 Res. Pit / $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $23 Lawn 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 Crosby, Stills & Nash • 7:30 p.m. $96 Res. Pit / $96, $79, $66, $56, $41 & $31 Reserved 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 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 The Rock of Ages Tour Def Leppard & Poison • 7 p.m. with Lita Ford $125 Res. Pit / $125, $79.50, $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $35 Lawn 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. 15

Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival • 12 p.m. with Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach, Adelitas Way, P.O.D., Duece and Redlight King $89.25 GA Pit / $55.25, $39.25 & $29.25 Reserved / $25.25 Lawn

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

Sept. 29 Florence & the Machine • 7:30 p.m. with The Maccabees $69.50 GA Pit / $59.50, $45 & $35 Reserved Oct. 11 Gotye • 7:30 p.m. with Givers & Jonti $49.50 GA Pit / $43.50 Reserved 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

Oct. 26 Jason Aldean • Time TBA with Luke Bryan plus special guest Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA Nov. 10 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door Nov. 11 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door 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.

Kelly Clarkson & The Fray • 7 p.m. $79.50 Res. Pit / $79.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn 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 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 H-E-B PepsiCo $10,000 - $14,999 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Devon Energy Insperity KPMG, LLP Linn Energy $5,000 - $9,999 Aon Hewitt CB&I Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts

$5,000 - $9,999 cont. Entergy FMC Technologies Fidelity Investments Ironman Foundation John P. McGovern Foundation TETRA Technologies, Inc. Union Pacific Foundation Winstead PC $2,000 - $4,999 Century 21 Realty Group City of Shenandoah EMI Exxon Volunteer Contributions Huntsman Kinder Morgan Foundation Market Street—The Woodlands Renewal by Andersen $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

$500 - $999 Suzanne & Ed Ellis Judy & Charles Lano 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

In-Kind ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Houston Community Newspapers & The Courier Main Event EMS PepsiCo United Airlines

$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

$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 Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Donors:

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.


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.


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: 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


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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On Stage June 2012  

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's On Stage program with information on the evening's concert, sponsor info, conductor and special guest...

On Stage June 2012  

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's On Stage program with information on the evening's concert, sponsor info, conductor and special guest...