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Tonight in the Plazas 7-7:45 p.m.

Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners Tonight in the Plazas......................................................................... 1 Letter from the President & CEO..................................................... 2 Classical Mystery Tour........................................................................ 3 Biographies....................................................................................... 4 The Houston Symphony Roster........................................................ 5 2016 Performing Arts Season........................................................... 6 Sponsor Spotlight.............................................................................. 7 Encore................................................................................................ 8 2016 Pavilion Partners Members..................................................... 8

Crafts with The Pavilion Partners Fun Prizes with Texas Children’s Hospital Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama

Concert Etiquette............................................................................. 9 Guest Information............................................................................10

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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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Shannon Wilson – Editor in Chief Sarah Stephan – Contributing Editor 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 presented by Huntsman 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 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and our 27th Season of presenting the very best performing arts events, educational outreach programs and live music. We are excited about celebrating the arts with our performing arts events that include nine Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera as well as our 21st Annual Children’s Festival. The Pavilion is known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony, Home Away from Home of Houston Ballet and a presenting venue for Houston Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra.

You may have noticed we have replaced the old hospitality tent with a new larger, permanent building. The 21,000 square foot Pavilion Event Center will be the permanent home of the House of Blues Lounge and The Woodlands Township’s seasonal Ice Rink. This new facility also provides additional space we can use for the annual Children’s Festival and other private events. The House of Blues Lounge will be open during our contemporary shows to all guests with a concert ticket. Please come by to see this new space for yourself and enjoy everything The Pavilion has to offer. All of our performing arts events offer free lawn and mezzanine seating, thanks to our generous sponsors. Lawn chairs are also free of charge. Picnics are welcome. Please take advantage of this offer and bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Pavilion this season to enjoy an evening under the stars. Thanks for being here tonight!

Joseph P. Ash – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President and CEO Carol P. Garner – Vice Chairman Steven W. Nance – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Brian Pate – Treasurer

Board of Directors

Bob Abendschein Jeff Beard Mark E. Ellis Carolyne Hannan Jason K. Harris Jonathan Homeyer Peter R. Huntsman Patrick Hynes Paul R. Kenworthy, M.D Daniel E. Kolkhorst Larry Massaro Estelle P. McLaughlin

C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Sara Ortwein Steve Pate Blake Pounds John Robichau Maryann T. Mannen Larry Shaffer Patrick Shea Christine Thoms-Knox Steve Van Howe Janet S. Wong

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jerry MacDonald Ballet 5& xCEO 5” OnStage President

(1922 - 2009)

jdollar@judestudios.com

Staff Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Mallory Marlowe – Executive Assistant

THURSDAY

MAY

MIXED REPERTORY Excerpts from “Romeo & Juliet” and “The Sleeping Beauty” 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

The Sleeping Beauty - Karina Gonzalez and Charles-Louis Yoshiyama Photo: Amitava Sarkar

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Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales David Schlauch – Operations Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Josie Moore – Box Office Manager Claire Kim – Assistant Box Office Manager Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Carla Denman – VIP & Event Coordinator Joey Rincon – Overnight Security Supervisor Mike Bevel – Operations Justin McShan – Operations Jacob Meidel – Operations Lorena Hernandez – Maintenance Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Larry Stewart – Overnight Security Susana Salazar – Overnight Security Javier Ramirez – Maintenance Brian Pate – Chief Financial Officer Natalia Livingston – Controller Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Jenny Lewis – Accountant Manager Carolina Lopez – Staff Accountant Christine Scully – Director of Development Leslie Williams – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Shannon Wilson – Director of Marketing & Education Cameron Klepac – Asst. Director of Public Relations & Education Sarah Stephan – Social Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator Claire Wright – Marketing Assistant

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Program

Music Director

Friday, April 29 – 8 p.m. *Jason Seber, conductor JIM OWEN, Guitar, Piano, Vocalist TONY KISHMAN, Bass, Piano, Vocalist DAVID JOHN, Guitar, Vocalist CHRIS CAMILLERI, Drums, Vocalist

Tonight’s program will be announced from stage. There will be one intermission.

Please silence all cellphones during the concert. Photography and video are not allowed, including with cellphones.

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Biographies

James Owen presents Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles Since its initial performance at the Orange County Performing Arts Center (now renamed Segerstrom Center for the Arts) in 1996, Classical Mystery Tour has become the #1 Symphony Pops attraction over the last decade. The group has been performing consistently for nearly 20 years with more than 100 orchestras in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The group played to packed houses at the Sydney Opera House, and has performed with America’s most prestigious orchestras: The Cleveland Orchestra, The Boston Pops, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The San Francisco Symphony, among many others. The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour look and sound just like The Beatles, but Classical Mystery Tour is more than just a rock concert. The show presents more than two dozen Beatles tunes transcribed note-for-note and performed exactly as they were originally recorded. Hear “Penny Lane” with a live trumpet section, experience the beauty of “Yesterday” with an acoustic guitar and string quartet, enjoy the classical/rock blend on “I Am the Walrus,” and relish the cascading orchestral crescendo on “A Day in the Life.” Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles – from early Beatles music on through the solo years – like you’ve never heard them before. Many have called it “the best show the Beatles never did!” The Los Angeles Times called Classical Mystery Tour “more than just an incredible simulation...the swelling strings and soaring French horn lines gave the live performance a high goose-bump quotient...the crowd stood and bellowed for more.” Classical Mystery Tour CDs and T-shirts are available for purchase on their website: classicalmysterytour.com. Jason Seber is celebrating his eleventh season as Music Director of the Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) and third season as Education and Outreach Conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. During his tenure with the LYO, the organization has grown from four orchestras to nine ensembles and orchestras serving 350 members. They have co-commissioned new works by Joan Tower, Joseph Schwantner, Christopher Theofanidis, and Jay Greenberg. Under his baton the LYO has collaborated in performances with the Louisville Orchestra, Conrad Tao, Christopher O’Riley, Caroline Goulding, and My Morning Jacket. This season the LYO Symphony Orchestra will have residencies with Project Trio and composer Christopher Theofanidis, as well as appear on National Public Radio’s show “From the Top.” With the Louisville Orchestra he leads programs on the Family, Making Music, Humanities, Martin Luther King, Holiday, Music Without Borders, Side-by-Side, and Pops series, as well as serving as cover conductor for most of the Classics Series concerts. Mr. Seber has recently been appointed Assistant Conductor of the Kansas City

Symphony, a position he will begin in the fall of 2016. In this new position he will lead the orchestra in nearly 70 performances a year, including the Pops, Classics Uncorked, Family, Young People’s Concerts, Kinderkonzerts, Christmas Festival, Symphony in the Flint Hills, Screenland at the Symphony, and various other series. He will also serve as cover conductor for Michael Stern and guest conductors for subscription concerts. Seber has recently guest conducted the Indianapolis Symphony, Colorado Symphony, National Symphony, Windsor Symphony, Cleveland Pops, Charleston Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, and the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. This season he will conduct concerts with the Kansas City Symphony, Houston Symphony, and the Cleveland Pops. Previous positions include Assistant Conductor of the National Repertory Orchestra and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Mr. Seber earned his M.M. in Orchestral Conducting from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a B.M. in Violin Performance and a B.M.E. from Baldwin Wallace University. April 2016 • 4


Houston Symphony Roster Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

AndrĂŠs Orozco-Estrada, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair

Steven Reineke Principal POPS Conductor Designate

First Violin Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Co-Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker Tong Yan MiHee Chung Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Anastasia Sukhopara* Evgenia Zharzhavskaya* Second Violin Sophia Silivos, Acting Principal Hitai Lee, Acting Associate Principal Kiju Joh** Mihaela Frusina Annie Kuan-Yu Chen Jing Zheng Martha Chapman Tianjie Lu Tina Zhang Amy Teare** Oleg Chelpanov* Michelle Black* 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 Jarita Ng Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Anthony Kitai Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Louis-Marie Fardet Double Bass Robin Kesselman, Principal David Malone, Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Eric Larson Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray 5 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Robert Franz Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge

Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair Matthew Roitstein, Associate Principal Judy Dines Rebecca Powell Garfield* Piccolo Rebecca Powell Garfield* Oboe Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

Betsy Cook Weber Director, Houston Symphony Chorus

Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss Harp Megan Conley, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal

English Horn Adam Dinitz

Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman

Clarinet Mark Nuccio, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Shana Bey Librarian Thomas Takaro

E-Flat Clarinet Christian Schubert

Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray

Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair

Stage Manager Kelly Morgan

Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner Micah Doherty*

Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technicians Cory Grant Jose Rios

Contrabassoon Micah Doherty*

* Contracted Substitute ** On Leave

Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Jesse Clevenger*, Assistant Principal Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Ian Mayton

Community-Embedded Musicians Jenna Barghouti, violin David Connor, double bass Tony Parce, viola Hellen Weberpal, cello

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Caroline Schafer Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman


T H E C Y N T H I A W O O D S M I T C H E L L P AV I L I O N ’ S 2016 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON

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Classical Mystery Tour Music of the Beatles

HOUSTON GRAND OPERA

FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham

FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of Insperity & Anadarko

NOVEMBER

12 & 13 SAT. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. SUN. noon - 5 p.m.

$15 orchestra, $10 mezzanine, $5 lawn

TUESDAY

MAY

$8 in advance

JUNE

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$10 at the door

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“Dreams Can Come True” Music from The Little Mermaid

and More: A John Williams Tribute HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. $20 orchestra seating

HOUSTON SYMPHONY 7:30 p.m. / Doors: 6 p.m. $20 orchestra seating

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JUNE

Hats Off to Reading

The Sleeping Beauty - Karina Gonzalez and Charles-Louis Yoshiyama Photo: Amitava Sarkar

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MAY

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Symphonie Fantastique HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

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Holly Jolly Jingle 7 p.m. / Doors: 5:30 p.m. FREE EVENT courtesy of KPMG, LLP & Woodforest National Bank

2016 PERFORMING ARTS SEASON MAJOR SPONSORS

Hispanic Heritage Celebration

SUNDAY

HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

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Star-Spangled Salute HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m. Steven Reineke, conductor FREE EVENT courtesy of The Woodlands Development Company

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Hocus Pocus Pops

JULY

HOUSTON SYMPHONY

DreamWorks Animation In Concert

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HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m. $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of Woodforest National Bank

DECEMBER

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8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. Mei Ann Chen, conductor FREE EVENT

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HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. Brent Havens, conductor

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER

Texas Music Festival Orchestra

MAY

2

THURSDAY

Immanuel and Helen Olshan

THURSDAY

SEPTEMBER

$20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of Huntsman

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Doors: 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Music of The Rolling Stones

FREE mezzanine & lawn seating

FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of Huntsman

Excerpts from Romeo & Juliet and The Sleeping Beauty $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Foundation

THURSDAY

HOUSTON BALLET 8 p.m. Doors: 7 p.m.

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8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m.

8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. $20 orchestra seating

8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. $20 orchestra seating

Mixed Repertory

© HGO, Tosca 2015 Photo: Lynn Lane

Tosca (full production, English subtitles)

HOUSTON SYMPHONY

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SUMMER HOME OF THE

7:30 p.m. / Doors: 6 p.m. $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of H-E-B

Lawn chairs are FREE. Picnics welcome. (no outside beverages) Tickets are not required for free seating.

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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.

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TICKET INFORMATION Tickets and subscription packages can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Individual tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fiesta, Walmart and select H-E-B locations, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Most major credit cards are accepted. Some service charges may apply. All shows are subject to change without notice. For more information regarding upcoming events at The Pavilion, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

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Sponsor Spotlight 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.

Local Support For Local Arts; Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands Sponsors The Performing Arts at The Pavilion

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands are proud to announce their partnership for the 2016 performing arts season. With a newly opened 60,000 sq. ft. dealership in The Woodlands, Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands is aiming to give back to the local community.

Milner and Agresti have aimed to instill their values of giving back to the community in many ways, including supporting The Pavilion’s nonprofit mission. Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands also provides paid time off to employees who volunteer locally, creating not only time, but incentive for their employees to get involved.

Co-owned by Bob Milner and Joe Agresti, Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands has been recognized as a “Best of the Best” dealer by Mercedes. However, it isn’t just their friendly customer service that helps set them apart in the community.

Why the partnership with The Pavilion? “That’s easy,” Milner said. “The Pavilion is such a foundational institution to The Woodlands community. It is so engrained in the local culture. For my family, alone, it has been a place where so many memories have been made. It was where my children saw their first opera and it was the place my wife and I traveled back to when we lived in California.”

Since starting his career in the auto industry Bob Milner has always operated on the idea that “those who can give back, should.” “It’s something my dad always taught me,” said Milner. “I didn’t grow up with a lot of money, but my father told me that there is always someone you can help. I remember many holidays serving in soup kitchens as a kid and that has stuck with me over the years.”

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As a growing member of The Woodlands area, Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands was poised to give to the many philanthropic efforts in the area. The Pavilion is thankful for the support that Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands has chosen to give to the performing arts.


Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2016 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs as of April 15 printing deadline. $100,000 - $250,000 Live Nation The Pavilion Partners $50,000 - $75,000 ExxonMobil Huntsman Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Development Company The Wortham Foundation $25,000 - $49,000 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CB&I Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands PepsiCo Woodforest National Bank

$15,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment H-E-B Visit South Walton $10,000 - $14,999 Accenture Comcast FMC Technologies Insperity KPMG, LLC Newfield Exploration Company YMCA- Run Thru The Woods

$5,000 - $9,999 AON Hewitt Fidelity Investments Sandra & Keith Winters Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival $2,000 - $4,999 Century 21 Realty Partners City of Shenandoah EMI Renewal by Anderson Sheryl & Fred Greene

Scholarship Donors: Steven Bouck Sylvia Caracio Laurel & Craig Cheyne Charlotte & Rob Cloninger Jacque & Lloyd Everson Alice & Patrick Hynes Mark Scott Alix & Don Muhlbach Arla & Gerald Neuberger Amy & Keith Odom Robert Potter In Kind United Airlines

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.

2016 Members of The Pavilion P art ners $1,000 Candi & Gerald Glenn Alison & Rich Henderson Amy & Johnathan Homeyer Ed Jones Whitney & Derek McCoy Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Sara & Randy Ortwein Vicki & Michael Richmond Paul Taylor $500 Annette & Kenneth Hallock Amy & Jeff Kaszak Terry & Ray Larson Amy & Keith Odom $250 Nancy Battle Cynthia & Ronald Brandt Deborah Butler Beth & Doug Grijalva Karen & Gary Lach $100 Chardelle & George Adelson Melissa & Bernardo Aguayo Susan & Darrell Bach Nancy & Mike Becker Nell & Ed Belanger Roberta & Ed Bergemann Debbie & Danny Black Melissa Black & Susy Pardillo

Robin & Jim Booth Joy & James Borneman Brenda Eames & Alan Braaten Sharon & Tom Bowen Carol & Tom Buffa Perisha & Jeremy Burnham Annabelle & Chris Carillo Barbara & Regan Chambers Patsy & Namen Chambliss Julia & Edmund Chapman Sean Kenneth Connelly Gaye & Bill Craig Andria & Gabe Cuellar Debra & Matt Dozier Linda & Rob Eissler Keith & Grady Ferry Mary-Lou & Gary Fitch Lisa & Al Fittipaldi Beth & Greg Folks Angela & Mark Gott Robin & Mike Griffith Dana Hahn & Jason Podsednik Patricia Harrison & Frank Radik Susan & Chris Harte Janene & Rick Hemmen Amy Jackson & Paul Herman Freda Thomas & Nathaniel Holt Monica & Jon Hoover Connie & Bob Horton Vicki Huebler & Debbie Stofcheck Judy & Richard Jones Minda & Jon Joslin

Rosie & Bill Kelly Beth & Bruce Krantz Conchita & Eric Ladwig Linda & Irv Lichtman Karen & James Listak Christina & Jose Lozano Nancy & Terrance Mahan Christine & William McBee Estelle & Mark McLaughlin Shelli Moran & Justin Styles Rachel Mulkey & Zach Richmond Dalinda & Brien O’Donal Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Neil Jeannie & Bernie Otten Melissa & Brian Pate Karen & Lance Portman Joyce & Ken Reynolds Margie & Keith Richardson Arlene & Sol Sachs Nancy & Steve Sandstrum Ann & Dane Sever Brandi & James Spurgin Chrystal & Don Tamillo Ellen & Nat Turner Paula & Benny Van Osdell Eileen & Gilbert Withers Traci & Mark Zeller $50 Ashley Adriance Robert Arend Alana Ashley

Laura Ashley Melissa Barksdale Cleo Barry Judith Bartok Bunny Benditz Stephanie Beridon Audrey Bernhoft Bruce Bernhoft James Bibis Michelle Bridges Beth Butler Debbie Cain Julie Camacho Sylvia Caracio Gordon Carruth Simone Chiang Candis Cooper Michael Cozart Debra Cruz June Cullum Rose Davis Lee Deskus Charles Dougherty Ruth Dowden Sarah Epley Beverly Fennessy Jane Fisher Sylvia Forbes Caroline Garrett Viorica & Ion Ghica Siriwan Goodwin Careen Gregory

Linda Gulledge Lori Guyette Lynn Hullinger Michelle Huser Marlies Iida Theresa Jensen Lisa Johnson Valerie Johnston John Kanai Letty Kelley Donna King Cindy Kirk Deborah Kline Lisa Koetting Jose Leal Karen Lewis Cameron Lorenz Linda Mallet Melinda Martin David Mayes James Mayo Debbie McCarthy Sydney Mark Brian McCulloch Jane McKetta Ann Moore Myron Murphy Ronn NaQuin Janlyn Nentwig Diane Nielsen Betty Nelson Linda Newbold

Nora Norman Cindy Notarainni Madeleine Nutt Nancy Pearsall Larry Perry Nancy Phillips Liz Regan Rhonda Richardson Dwana Ricks John Robichau Marinella Roger Lori Rubel Andrea Saldaña Sharon Schilling David Smith Ronald Smith Stacy Spitzmueller Suzann Staats Chris Steinke Kim Stetler Candace Strang Stephanie Teed Ben Thomas Connie Wagner Edward Walsh Carol Watkins Jeannie Williams David Wilson Gene Wolfson Jamie Youngblood As of Print Deadline

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Concert Etiquette The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers concertgoers a picturesque setting for live performing arts events featuring world-renowned organizations such as the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera 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 Guests 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 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.

SaMe GrEaT SeAt FoR EvErY ShOw! Your season ticket includes orchestra-level seating to all Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera performances at The Pavilion, VIP on-site parking and Woodforest Bank Club access. Season subscriptions also include preferred seating and VIP on-site parking for the three free concerts this season: Texas Music Festival Orchestra performance, Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute and Holly Jolly Jingle. For season ticket information, e-mail boxoffice@woodlandscenter.org, call 281-210-1127, or visit The Pavilion Box Office at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. * The Children’s Festival & Sound of Music Sing-A-Long are not included in season subscriptions.

ONLY

$175

PER SEASON TICKET

$435 IF PURCHASED SEPARATELY INCLUDING VIP PARKING

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Guest Information Tickets 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.

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.

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

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

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. Parking Guests may park free of charge in lighted and patrolled lots adjacent 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. 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. At contemporary events, each guest is permitted to bring in a one gallon plastic bag of food for personal consumption. 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. 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. 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.

Prohibited Items 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, selfie sticks, tablets (such as iPads and Kindles) and weapons. Cameras and Recording Devices Small, non-professional cameras 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, Houston Grand Opera or Houston Ballet events at their request. 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 Guided tours of The Pavilion can be arranged for groups by calling 281-364-3010. 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 Lounge in The Pavilion Event Center is open to all ticketholders at most contemporary concerts. The Ovation Suite and the Encore Suite, also located in The Pavilion Event Center, are additional event spaces with limited rental availability. For more information call 281-210-1106.

Children 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.

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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 visit www.woodlandscenter.org for the latest event information. Andres Orozco Estrada

Jimmy Buffet & the Coral Reefer Band

Florence and the Machine Ray LaMontagne

Gwen Stefani

May 5

“Dreams Can Come True” • 7:30 p.m. Music from The Little Mermaid with the Houston Symphony $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of Huntsman

May 7

The 1975 • 8 p.m. with The Japanese House

May 12

An Evening With The Houston Ballet • 8 p.m. with Houston Ballet $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts

May 13 Dave Matthews Band • 7 p.m. May 15 Hall & Oates • 7 p.m. with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue May 17 Florence and the Machine • 7:30 p.m. with Grimes May 20

Symphonie Fantastique • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

May 21

Journey • 7 p.m. with The Doobie Brothers & Dave Mason

May 24 Joe Walsh & Bad Company • 6 p.m with Steve Rodgers May 27

Houston Grand Opera, Tosca • 8 p.m. (full production w/English subtitles) $20 Orchestra seating / Free mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

June 4 Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band • 8 p.m. June 7

Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating

Lynyrd Skynyrd

June 10 Weezer & Panic! at the Disco • 7 p.m. with Andrew McMahon

Aug. 19 Heart • 6:30 p.m. with Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick

June 12 Boston • 7:30 p.m. with Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx

Aug. 20 Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa • 7 p.m. with Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick

June 24 Texas Music Festival Orchestra • 8 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor FREE Event

Aug. 22 Def Leppard • 7 p.m. with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

June 26 Slipknot with Marilyn Manson • 6:30 p.m. and Of Mice and Men June 29 G-Eazy & Logic • 6:30 p.m with Yo Gatti and YG July 3

Star-Spangled Salute • 8 p.m. with The Houston Symphony Steven Reineke, conductor FREE Event courtesy of The Woodlands Development Corporation

July 5

Twenty One Pilots • 7 p.m.

July 9

Jim Gaffigan • 8 p.m.

July 21 DreamWorks Animation™ in Concert • 8 p.m. with The Houston Symphony $20 Orchestra / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn courtesy of Woodforest National Bank July 29 Aug. 3

Meghan Trainor • 7 p.m. with Hailee Steinfeld Rob Zombie & Korn • 6:30 p.m. with In This Moment

Aug. 4 Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton • 7 p.m. Aug. 6 Dixie Chicks • 7 p.m. Aug. 7

Sublime with Rome and 311 • 5:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton • 7:15 p.m. Aug. 13 Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin • 6:30 p.m. with Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia Aug. 14 Gwen Stefani • 7 p.m. with Eve

Aug. 27 Sound of Music Sing-A-Long • 7 p.m. $15 Orchestra / $10 Mezzanine / $5 Lawn seating Sept. 2 Music of Rolling Stones • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Brent Havens, conductor Sept. 8 Goo Goo Dools & Collective Soul • 7 p.m. with Tribe Society Sept. 15

Hispanic Heritage Celebration • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Sept. 18 5 Seconds of Summer • 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 Ray LaMontagne • 8 p.m. Sept. 25 Counting Crows & Rob Thomas • 6:45 p.m. Oct. 7

Hocus Pocus Pops • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $20 Orchestra seating / Free Mezzanine & Lawn seating courtesy of H-E-B

Nov. 12 21st Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presented by ExxonMobil $8 in advance / $10 at the door Nov. 13 21st Annual Children’s Festival • Noon to 5 p.m. Presented by ExxonMobil $8 in advance / $10 at the door Dec. 1

Holly Jolly Jingle • 7 p.m. Free courtesy of KPMG,LLP and Woodforest National Bank

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. For more information, call 281-363- 3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

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Volunteer Spotlight In 2009, Sarah Epley became a member of The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Fellow Partners Debra and Matt Dozier told her about the organization and she jumped right in. Now president of The Partners Board of Directors, Epley has also served as co-chair for the Pre-Concert Dinner & Fundraiser and chairman of the Partners social committee, which coordinates activities for the Partners on a monthly basis. “Partners has allowed me to build great relationships with the people I volunteer with. When we are out volunteering, people see us having a great time together and ask about our group,” Epley said. “We love to be out in the community spreading the word about Partners. So many people don’t realize the volunteer opportunities at The Pavilion. The perks are pretty great too!” Epley’s favorite event she volunteers for is Fine Arts Education Day, when the Houston Symphony plays for Conroe ISD Fourth Graders to peak their interest in orchestra and band.

“It reminds me of a program that I attended as a student in Minnesota. It’s so inspirational to see these kids motivated through music,” Epley said. In her home state of Minnesota, she often attended concerts and wasn’t sure where to get the same experience in Texas. Now Epley attends as many concerts at The Pavilion as she can. “I enjoy coming to all of the concerts held at The Pavilion, whether they are classical or hard rock,” she said. “There’s such a variety here and the nice thing about being a Partner is you don’t have to choose which to come to you can go to them all!” Originally from Austin, Minnesota, Epley moved to The Woodlands nine years ago. A self-proclaimed “Midwestern farmer’s daughter,” she earned a finance degree from Mankato State University (now Minnesota State University Mankato). A member of Honors Choir and Orchestra in college, Epley plays the piano, viola, flute and sings.

How Rock Pays for Bach—The Pavilion’s Nonprofit Mission When the Mitchells set out to build The Pavilion in the late 80’s, they had a vision of a nonprofit, small outdoor venue that would only play classical shows and would bring the community closer to the performing arts. As plans continued, George Mitchell knew that he would have to solicit the help of venue development professionals to ensure The Pavilion’s success. One such professional was Allen Becker, co-founder and then president of Houston-based PACE Concerts. Becker saw the passion that the Mitchells had for The Pavilion and its mission of making the arts accessible to everyone, but he knew that they needed to expand their idea for it to work. Becker suggested that The Pavilion’s repertoire include contemporary shows to raise funds to support their nonprofit efforts. Becker knew that to make The Pavilion successful the Mitchells would have to expand their plans from “500 seats on the side of a hill” to a full blown amphitheater that would provide revenue generating contemporary shows that could support their performing arts shows and nonprofit mission. Now an often used mantra of The Pavilion staff, “rock pays for Bach” is the essential model for how The Pavilion operates today. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Pavilion is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of The Woodlands community and the greater Houston area. The Pavilion’s nonprofit mission is represented in four main objectives. • To present a diverse offering of performing arts • To be a catalyst for new audiences and enhance appreciation for the arts • To provide educational programs about the performing arts • To provide training and performance opportunities for young artists While many people know The Pavilion for its packed lineup of contemporary shows, the organization’s main focus is fulfilling the pillars of the mission listed above. Each year The Pavilion produces 10 to 15 performing arts shows that are provided at little or no cost to the public. Contemporary concerts held at The Pavilion generate less than 25 percent of the cost to produce the venue’s performing arts events by the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston 7 • www.woodlandscenter.org

Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra. An even smaller portion of ticket sales help produce The Pavilion’s vital educational outreach programs. Over the years corporations responsible for donating monies have put it simply— they want to invest in the organizations that invest in their community. With every event produced, The Pavilion seeks to fulfill the mission and dreams of the Mitchells. Private donors are also essential to the success of The Pavilion’s mission. Private donations come in several forms (in-kind gifts, performing arts season sponsorships, scholarship donations, etc.) and they are one of the simplest ways for community members to give back to the arts. For more about The Pavilion’s nonprofit mission or information about how to donate to the organization, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org.


Houston Symphony Roster Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

AndrĂŠs Orozco-Estrada, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair

Steven Reineke Principal POPS Conductor Designate

First Violin Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Co-Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker Tong Yan MiHee Chung Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Anastasia Sukhopara* Evgenia Zharzhavskaya* Second Violin Sophia Silivos, Acting Principal Hitai Lee, Acting Associate Principal Kiju Joh** Mihaela Frusina Annie Kuan-Yu Chen Jing Zheng Martha Chapman Tianjie Lu Tina Zhang Amy Teare** Oleg Chelpanov* Michelle Black* 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 Jarita Ng Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Anthony Kitai Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Louis-Marie Fardet Double Bass Robin Kesselman, Principal David Malone, Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Eric Larson Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray

Robert Franz Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge

Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair Matthew Roitstein, Associate Principal Judy Dines Rebecca Powell Garfield* Piccolo Rebecca Powell Garfield* Oboe Jonathan Fischer, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

Betsy Cook Weber Director, Houston Symphony Chorus

Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss Harp Megan Conley, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal

English Horn Adam Dinitz

Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman

Clarinet Mark Nuccio, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Shana Bey Librarian Thomas Takaro

E-Flat Clarinet Christian Schubert

Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray

Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair

Stage Manager Kelly Morgan

Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner Micah Doherty*

Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technicians Cory Grant Jose Rios

Contrabassoon Micah Doherty*

* Contracted Substitute ** On Leave

Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Jesse Clevenger*, Assistant Principal Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Ian Mayton

Community-Embedded Musicians Jenna Barghouti, violin David Connor, double bass Tony Parce, viola Hellen Weberpal, cello

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Caroline Schafer Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman

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Biographies Robert Franz, associate conductor As Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz leads the Symphony in a broad range of creative educational and family concerts. Winner of two “Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming” accolades presented by ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), Robert galvanizes young audiences with programming celebrating the diverse cultural make up of Greater Houston. Highlights include the world premiere of music from the iconic TV series Schoolhouse Rock! for orchestra. Photo by Jeff Fitlow During his tenure, attendance at educational concerts has almost doubled. Reaching out to the community, Robert led highly successful side-by-side events giving musicians from the Texas Medical Center Orchestra and the Houston Civic Symphony the opportunity to perform with the Houston Symphony. Robert also serves as music director of the Boise Philharmonic, Windsor Symphony Orchestra and The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra. In increasing demand as a guest conductor, his upcoming and recent guest conducting engagements include The Cleveland Orchestra; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; St. Louis, Phoenix and Victoria Symphonies; Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in Italy. Robert received his master’s degree in conducting and his bachelor’s degree in oboe performance, both from the North Carolina School of the Arts. When he’s not on the podium, Franz is an avid runner and a proponent of the Alexander technique as a way to move mindfully through life. For more information, please visit www.robertfranz.com.

Purple Songs Can Fly is a unique program that provides a musical outlet for the many children being treated for cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. In this program, which is the first of its kind, the children work with founder, Anita Kruse, and other professional composers to write and record their own songs. In an in-house studio, and using portable studios at bedside, composers work with the children and their siblings to write, record, and burn songs to disc within short sessions.

left to right: Anita Kruse, Christian Speare, Sophia Sereni, Phillip Hall, Hellen Weberpal, Aralee Dorough and Colin Gatewood. Performing the first run-through of the newly created song “This Is The Dream”.

These children are given a highly creative, much needed musical environment to express their many and varied thoughts and feelings. The children are then able to share their music with friends and family in the form of individual CD recordings of their songs. Purple Songs not only can fly, but do fly. The children’s songs are copied on purple CDs and flown by participating passengers, pilots and astronauts to places on earth and into space. To date, over 1,200 songs have been written, recorded and flown around the globe and beyond. The songs have flown on two space shuttle missions, been heard on both Continental and United Airlines In-Flight Playlists, toured the world with The Rolling Stones, traveled on an undersea NOAA mission, and summited Mt. Everest. As the first recording studio ever created on a pediatric cancer floor, Purple Songs Can Fly has inspired similar programs across the country and has been featured in numerous publications and broadcasts, including: The New York Times, The Associated Press, Family Circle, Woman’s World, Reader’s Digest, FOX’s Thanksgiving Day Special, and The NBC Nightly News. As the dreams, wishes, thoughts, feelings, and imaginations of these children take wing through the creativity of music, it is the vision of Purple Songs Can Fly that soaring, flying, and rising above the obstacles of illness can truly become a reality as each purple song that flies creates a tangible symbol for the hope of healing. Sophia Sereni (left) and Christian Speare (right)

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Houston Symphony in the Community

In 2015, the Houston Symphony embarked upon a new initiative, hiring four musicians to serve as Community-Embedded Musicians, engaging people in learning experiences through music. These musicians are heavily involved in education programs targeted at improving problem solving, critical thinking, and essential life skills. These four musicians/educators will spend most of their time enhancing the orchestra’s growing education and community engagement activities while also performing on stage for select Houston Symphony performances. They are: Jenna Barghouti (violin), David D. Connor (double bass), Anthony Parce (viola), and Helen Weberpal (cello).

orchestra students a close look at the professional orchestra experience,” said Dr. Peter Kempter, orchestra director at College Park High School in The Woodlands. “A small group of our students had the opportunity to experience an entire rehearsal at Jones Hall while sitting on the stage behind the musicians. To watch a professional player and to learn what it takes to be successful in a performing career, this has a tremendous impact on these kids.”

One element of the Community-Embedded Musicians program is the High School Residency program, designed to inspire and motivate students to continue playing their instruments and to achieve high musical goals. The students participate in workshops relating to audition and performance strategies, clinics with Associate Conductor, Robert Franz, joined by the four Community-Embedded Musicians, open rehearsals at Jones Hall, among other programs. One local school, The Woodlands College Park High School, was selected to be part of this new program. “The Houston Symphony’s High School Residency Program has offered our

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Program

Music Director

Thursday, May 5 – 7:30 p.m. Robert Franz, conductor Vocal soloists from Purple Songs Can Fly *Sophia Sereni *Christian Spear *Dawson High School Encore Choir–Roxan Silva, director

L. Harline/B.Holcombe

When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio

Kabalevsky Suite from The Comedians, Opus 26 2. Galop: Presto

Mendelssohn

Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opus 61

S. Sereni-C. Spear/B. Pellett This is The Dream** Aralee Dorough, flute Colin Gatwood, oboe Hellen Weberpal, cello

Borodin/Rimsky-Korsakov

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

A. Menken/C.Beck-M.McGurty Suite from Disney’s The Little Mermaid*** lyrics by Howard Ashman

* Houston Symphony debut ** Houston Symphony commission *** © 1988 Wonderland Music Co., Inc. (BMI) & Walt Disney Music Co. (ASCAP)

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Letter from the President & CEO

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands Home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman 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 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and our 27th Season of presenting the very best performing arts events, educational outreach programs and live music. We are excited about celebrating the arts with our performing arts events that include nine Houston Symphony concerts, performances by Houston Ballet and Houston Grand Opera as well as our 21st Annual Children’s Festival. The Pavilion is known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony, Home Away from Home of Houston Ballet and a presenting venue for Houston Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra.

You may have noticed we have replaced the old hospitality tent with a new larger, permanent building. The 21,000 square foot Pavilion Event Center will be the permanent home of the House of Blues Lounge and The Woodlands Township’s seasonal Ice Rink. This new facility also provides additional space we can use for the annual Children’s Festival and other private events. The House of Blues Lounge will be open during our contemporary shows to all guests with a concert ticket. Please come by to see this new space for yourself and enjoy everything The Pavilion has to offer. All of our performing arts events offer free lawn and mezzanine seating, thanks to our generous sponsors. Lawn chairs are also free of charge. Picnics are welcome. Please take advantage of this offer and bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Pavilion this season to enjoy an evening under the stars. Thanks for being here tonight!

Joseph P. Ash – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President and CEO Carol P. Garner – Vice Chairman Steven W. Nance – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Brian Pate – Treasurer

Board of Directors

Bob Abendschein Jeff Beard Mark E. Ellis Carolyne Hannan Jason K. Harris Jonathan Homeyer Peter R. Huntsman Patrick Hynes Paul R. Kenworthy, M.D Daniel E. Kolkhorst Larry Massaro Estelle P. McLaughlin

C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Sara Ortwein Steve Pate Blake Pounds John Robichau Maryann T. Mannen Larry Shaffer Patrick Shea Christine Thoms-Knox Steve Van Howe Janet S. Wong

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO5 x 5” OnStage Dreamworks

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Staff Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Mallory Marlowe – Executive Assistant

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8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m. $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of

Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. 281-363-3300 www.woodlandscenter.org

Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales David Schlauch – Operations Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Josie Moore – Box Office Manager Claire Kim – Assistant Box Office Manager Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Carla Denman – VIP & Event Coordinator Joey Rincon – Overnight Security Supervisor Mike Bevel – Operations Justin McShan – Operations Jacob Meidel – Operations Lorena Hernandez – Maintenance Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Larry Stewart – Overnight Security Susana Salazar – Overnight Security Javier Ramirez – Maintenance Brian Pate – Chief Financial Officer Natalia Livingston – Controller Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Jenny Lewis – Accountant Manager Carolina Lopez – Staff Accountant Christine Scully – Director of Development Leslie Williams – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Shannon Wilson – Director of Marketing & Education Cameron Klepac – Asst. Director of Public Relations & Education Sarah Stephan – Social Media & Digital Marketing Coordinator Claire Wright – Marketing Assistant

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Tonight in the Plaza 7-7:45 p.m.

Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners Tonight in the Plaza........................................................................... 1 Letter from the President & CEO..................................................... 2 “Dreams Can Come True”...........................:................................... 3 Houston Symphony in the Community........................................... 4 Biographies........................................................................................ 5 The Houston Symphony Roster......................................................... 6 Volunteer Spotlight........................................................................... 7 How Rock Pays for Bach................................................................... 7 ShowTime........................................................................................... 8

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Crafts with The Pavilion Partners Art Projects with Texas Children’s Hospital Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama Stop by Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands, Century 21, Renewal by Anderson, and Woodforest National Bank to participate in kid-friendly activities

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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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Shannon Wilson – Editor in Chief Sarah Stephan – Contributing Editor Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer


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