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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion


Star Wars AND MORE:

A John Williams Tribute JUNE 7, 2016

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Tonight in the North Plaza................................................................. 1 Letter from the President & CEO...................................................... 2 Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute...................................... 3 Biography........................................................................................... 4 The Houston Symphony Roster......................................................... 5 Sponsor Spotlight............................................................................... 7 Encore................................................................................................. 7 Volunteer Spotlight............................................................................ 8 2016 Pavilion Partners Members...................................................... 8 Concert Etiquette.............................................................................. 9 Guest Information.............................................................................. 9 ShowTime........................................................................................... 10

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Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners Crafts with The Pavilion Partners Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama Stop by Mercedes Benz of The Woodlands, Visit South Walton, Woodforest National Bank, Renewal by Andersen, Montgomery County Memorial Library System and Century 21 to participate in kid-friendly activities


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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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Credits Shannon Wilson – Editor in Chief Cameron Klepac – Managing Editor Sarah Stephan – Contributing Writer Claire Wright – Contributing Writer Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer

Letter from the President & CEO

The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands

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. The Pavilion is known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony, Home Away from Home for the Houston Ballet and a presenting venue for the Houston Grand Opera and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra.

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

Tonight, we are excited to pay tribute to arguably one of the most popular composers of feature films, John Williams. The Houston Symphony will showcase some of John Williams’ most popular scores from Star Wars, Harry Potter and The Patriot to name a few. Tonight, the music will take center stage and without the visual elements of the movie screen, you will be able to focus and truly hear each note from a variety of instruments.

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

On June 24th, The Texas Music Festival Orchestra has quite a few pre-concert activities planned. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., scouts of all ages will have the opportunity to complete their music merit badge through a variety of requirements set up throughout The Pavilion’s plaza. For the adults, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting in the Pit from Copa Di Vino winery. You will not want to miss this. Make plans to attend other upcoming performing arts shows. A list of these events can be found on the back cover of this program. The Pavilion provides free mezzanine and lawn seating for all performing arts events thanks to our generous sponsors. At all symphony, ballet and opera performances, guests are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in their seat or on the hill. Lawn chairs are also provided for free at these events. 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. You will be glad you did. See you on the hill,

Board of Directors

Bob Abendschein Estelle P. McLaughlin Joseph P. Ash Sara Ortwein Jeff Beard Steve Pate Paul J. Carroll Blake Pounds Sarah Epley Michelle Riley-Brown Jason K. Harris Adrienne Ropp Peter R. Huntsman Larry Shaffer Patrick Hynes Patrick Shea Paul R. Kenworthy, M.D Andrew E. Steinberg Daniel E. Kolkhorst Christine Thoms-Knox Maryann T. Mannen Steve Van Howe Larry Massaro Keith W. Winters

Director in memoriam Jerry 5”wMacDonald x 5”h ad – Texas Music Festival President & CEO


Texas Music Festival Orchestra

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Cynthia Woods Mitchell

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


Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Mallory Marlowe – Executive Assistant 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 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

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Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at

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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And More:

Music Director

A John Williams Tribute Tuesday, June 7 – 8 p.m. Brett Mitchell, conductor

WILLIAMS Suite from Star Wars I. Main Title: Maestoso WILLIAMS Suite from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone I. Hedwig’s Theme: Misterioso—Magico WILLIAMS Theme from Born on the Fourth of July Mark Hughes, Trumpet


Theme from The Patriot


Celebration Fanfare

WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare WILLIAMS Three Pieces from Schindler’s List I. Theme: Lente Eric Halen, Violin WILLIAMS Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens III. Scherzo for X-Wings V. The Jedi Steps and Finale: Andantino - A la Marcia


Suite from Far and Away


Adventures on Earth from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Please silence all cellphones during the concert. Photography and video are not allowed, including with cellphones.

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Biography Brett Mitchell, conductor From 2010 to 2015, Mr. Mitchell served as Music Director of the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, which shattered 80-year-old attendance records and achieved its first sellouts during his tenure. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Mitchell led over one hundred performances as Assistant Conductor of the Houston Symphony, several of which were broadcast nationwide on public radio. He previously served as Assistant Conductor of the Orchestre National de France from 2006 to 2009 and Director of Orchestras at Northern Illinois University from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Mitchell has also served as music director of nearly a dozen opera productions, principally at his former post as Music Director of the Moores Opera Center in Houston, where he led eight productions from 2010 to 2013. His operatic repertoire spans from the core works of Mozart (The Marriage of Figaro and The Magic Flute), Verdi (Rigoletto and Falstaff), and Stravinsky (The Rake’s Progress) to contemporary works by Adamo (Little Women), Aldridge (Elmer Gantry), Catán (Il Postino and Salsipuedes), and Hagen (Amelia). A staunch advocate of contemporary music, Mr. Mitchell has led some two dozen U.S. and world premieres over the past two decades. A native of Seattle, Mr. Mitchell holds a Master of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was also Music Director of the University Orchestra. He earned his Bachelor of Music in Composition from Western Washington University, which later selected him in as its Young Alumnus of the Year in 2014. Mr. Mitchell furthered his training at the National Conducting Institute in Washington, D.C., and studied extensively with Lorin Maazel at the Castleton Festival and Kurt Masur as a recipient of the inaugural American Friends of the Mendelssohn Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Mitchell was also one of five recipients of the League of American Orchestras’ American Conducting Fellowship from 2007 to 2010. Brett Mitchell currently serves as Associate Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra. He joined the orchestra as Assistant Conductor in 2013, and was promoted to Associate Conductor in 2015; he is the orchestra’s first Associate Conductor in over three decades, and only the fifth in its 98-year history. During his first season with the orchestra, Mr. Mitchell made three highly acclaimed, last-minute substitutions for ailing colleagues, marking his subscription debuts at both Severance Hall and the Blossom Music Festival. Mr. Mitchell also currently serves as Music Director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, whom he led on a four-city tour of China in 2015, marking the ensemble’s second international tour and their first to Asia. In addition to his duties in Cleveland, Mr. Mitchell has led performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Recent and upcoming guest appearances include performances with the orchestras of Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Oregon, Rochester, Saint Paul, and Washington (National Symphony Orchestra), among others. He has performed with such artists as Rudolf Buchbinder, James Ehnes, Leila Josefowicz, and Alisa Weilerstein, and has served as cover conductor and musical assistant for The Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra. Notable return engagements include performances with the orchestras of Detroit, Houston, Rochester, Saint Paul, and the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Houston Symphony Roster Michael Krajewski Principal Pops Conductor

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

Steven Reineke Principal POPS Conductor Designate

Robert Franz Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge

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 Sophia Silivos Ferenc Illenyi Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Anastasia Sukhopara* Evgenia Zharzhavskaya*

Double Bass Robin Kesselman, Principal David Malone, Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Eric Larson Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray

Second Violin Rodica Gonzalez, 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*

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

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

E-Flat Clarinet Christian Schubert

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

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Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair Matthew Roitstein, Associate Principal Judy Dines Rebecca Powell Garfield* Piccolo Rebecca Powell Garfield*

English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet Mark Nuccio, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin

Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal Elise Wagner Micah Doherty* Contrabassoon Micah Doherty* Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Robert Johnson, Associate Principal Jesse Clevenger*, Assistant Principal Brian Thomas Nancy Goodearl Ian Mayton

Betsy Cook Weber Director, Houston Symphony Chorus

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 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 Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Shana Bey Librarian Thomas Takaro Assistant Librarians Michael McMurray Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technicians Cory Grant Jose Rios * Contracted Substitute ** On Leave Community-Embedded Musicians Jenna Barghouti, violin David Connor, double bass Tony Parce, viola Hellen Weberpal, cello


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

HOUSTON SYMPHONY $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of


© 2016 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All Rights Reserved.

DRESS THE PART & SING-A-LONG! The Classic Film with Subtitles So Everyone Can Sing Along!

AUGUST 27 8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m.

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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. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and South Walton are proud to announce their partnership for the 2016 performing arts season. Located in Northwest Florida, South Walton is continually recognized as a premier destination that boasts 26 miles of sugar-white sand, turquoise water and 16 acclaimed beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style.

A hot July day isn’t the only time to visit this Florida town. The spokesperson says, “South Walton is not just a summer destination. There is so much to do beyond the beach.” During the shoulder season, September through February, the culinary, fashion and film events abound for guests to the area. She added, “There is so much more of a rich experience than just coming to lay out on the beach.” For the adventurers in the family, travelers will enjoy stand-up paddleboarding or fishing on the stunning water of the Gulf of Mexico or one of the area’s 15 rare coastal dune lakes. Additionally, South Walton’s over 200 miles of trails invite nature lovers to observe rare birds while hiking through state parks and forests.

Some may wonder what a Florida destination has to do with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. A South Walton spokesperson says that answer is simple, “South Walton is a family friendly destination full of outdoor and cultural experiences just like The Woodlands. I know The Pavilion’s audience would love the opportunity to take a much-deserved vacation here and they come to our destination often. We are here to show our support back to a community that is important to us.” The performing arts are as important to South Walton as they are to The Pavilion. When researching partnerships South Walton found an alignment in the Mission of The Pavilion with their destination, “We too are charged with entertaining and enriching the lives of our guests in an effort to formulate an appreciation for the arts.” South Walton boasts more than 20 local art studios and galleries as well as a local music scene that has become a focal point for the area.

Pavilion guests will find South Walton with instant prizes and a drawing for a YOLO Bike and 30A paddleboard in the North Plaza during performing arts shows. This is their way of saying “thank you” to our area for showing so much love to their destination by traveling there often. They are also really looking forward to the 21st Annual Children’s Festival in November. According to South Walton, “We are excited to have a little longer to talk to attendees, offer more ‘thank yous’ in the form of instant gifts and to announce the winners of the YOLO bike and 30A paddleboard.”

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 Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands PepsiCo Woodforest National Bank

$15,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment CB&I 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 Efficient Wealth Management Fidelity Investments Sandra & Keith Winters Wells Fargo Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival $2,000 - $4,999 Century 21 Realty Partners City of Shenandoah EMI Renewal by Anderson Sheryl & Fred Greene

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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

Volunteer Spotlight For Adelson, friendships have been one of the most valued bonuses from Partners.

Pavilion Partner Chardelle Adelson moved to The Woodlands from Philadelphia in 1986. While her husband’s business brought them to town, it didn’t take long for Adelson to find her own way to get involved in the community. She actively volunteers for the Interfaith Hand Me Up Shop, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival and of course The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Partners.

“Sylvia has become a true mentor for me over the last several years and I am thankful for everything she has taught me,” Adelson said. “It has also been an honor to work alongside Lisa Koetting on the Wine Dinner, who has become one of my very good friends.”

In 2009, fellow Pavilion Partner Sylvia Caracio reached out to Adelson to help with collecting auction items for The Pavilion Partners’ Wine Dinner, an annual fundraiser for performing arts scholarships. Adelson has participated on the Wine Dinner committee every year since. She said, “I especially have a passion for the Wine Dinner because we raise quite a bit of money for scholarships. That means that kids out there will get a chance at success that they otherwise might not have.”

Adelson’s tireless contributions have been recognized by Pavilion staff. “Chardelle is a volunteer passionate about The Pavilion’s missions and the impact on the community; she gives with her whole heart, strives for excellence and is not afraid of hard work,” said Leslie Williams, volunteer and special events coordinator for The Pavilion. If you are interested in becoming a Pavilion Partner, visit

2016 Members of The Pavilion P art ners $1,000 Candi & Gerald Glenn Alison & Rich Henderson Amy & Jonathan 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 Judith & Charles Lano $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 Carrillo 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 Vicki Baird Melissa Barksdale Cleo Barry Judith Bartok Bunny Benditz Stephanie Beridon Audrey Bernhoft

Bruce Bernhoft James Bibis Michelle Bridges Helen Burwell Beth Butler Debbie Cain Julie Camacho Sylvia Caracio Gordon Carruth Simone Chiang Jim Cicero Candis Cooper Michael Cozart Debra Cruz June Cullum Rose Davis Lee Deskus Charles Dougherty Ruth Dowden Kelly Edmonds Sarah Epley Beverly Fennessy Jane Fisher Sylvia Forbes Caroline Garrett Viorica & Ion Ghica Siriwan Goodwin Careen Gregory Linda Gulledge Lori Guyette Susan Harte Tandi Hodges 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 Cindy Lentz 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

Al Rice Rhonda Richardson Dwana Ricks Mathew Risley John Robichau Marinella Roger Lori Rubel Andrea Saldaña Sharon Schilling Leigh Schoner David Schottle Kim Shin David Smith Ronald Smith Stacy Spitzmueller Suzann Staats Chris Steinke Kim Stetler Candace Strang Stephanie Teed Ben Thomas Maria Valenzuela 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.

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. Tickets also are available at or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. For guests with hearing impairments, Ticketmaster’s TDD number is 800-755-6244. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounts for performing arts and selected contemporary events. For information, call 281-210-1127 or visit The Pavilion Box Office. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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 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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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 ticket-holders 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.

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 for the latest event information. Sublime with Rome

Lynyrd Skynyrd Dixie Chicks

Ray LaMontagne

5 Seconds of Summer

June 10 Weezer & Panic! at the Disco • 7 p.m. with Andrew McMahon June 11 2nd Annual Boom Bash • 1:30 p.m. featuring Rakim, Run DMC, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, MC Lyte, Naughty By Nature, Monie Love and DJ Quik June 12 Boston • 7:30 p.m. with Dennis DeYoung: The Music of Styx June 24 Texas Music Festival Orchestra • 8 p.m. Mei-Ann Chen, conductor FREE Event June 25

93-Q’s A Day in the Country • 1:30 p.m. feat. Dwight Yoakam, Kip Moore, Canaan Smith, Lauren Alaina, Easton Corbin, Jana Kramer, High Valley and Wade Bowen

July 23 Pitbull • 7 p.m. July 29 Meghan Trainor • 7 p.m. with Hailee Steinfeld July 30 The Bud Light Party Rally: • 3 p.m. Carnival of Madness Featuring Shinedown July 31 Blink 182 • 7 p.m. Aug. 3 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.

June 26 Slipknot with Marilyn Manson • 6:30 p.m. and Of Mice and Men

Aug. 13 Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin • 6:30 p.m. with Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia

June 29 G-Eazy & Logic • 6:30 p.m. with Yo Gatti and YG

Aug. 14 Gwen Stefani • 7 p.m. with Eve

July 3

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

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

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

Sept. 2 Music of Rolling Stones • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Brent Havens, conductor Sept. 5 Fifth Harmony • 7 p.m. with Tribe Society Sept. 8 Goo Goo Dolls & 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. 24 Alabama Shakes • 8 p.m. with Corinne Bailey Rey Sept. 25 Counting Crows and Rob Thomas • 6:45 p.m.

Aug. 20 Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa • 7 p.m.

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Aug. 21 Dierks Bentley • 7 p.m with special guests Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard

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

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

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

Aug. 27 Sound of Music Sing-A-Long • 8 p.m. $15 Orchestra / $10 Mezzanine / $5 Lawn seating Ticket Information

Dec. 1

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

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

Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available online at 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 June 2016 • 10


Immanuel and Helen Olshan

Texas Music Festival Orchestra


Sound of Music Sing-A-Long 8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m. $15 orchestra, $10 mezzanine, $5 lawn

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



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


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

Music of The Rolling Stones HOUSTON SYMPHONY 8 p.m. / Doors: 7 p.m. Brent Havens, conductor $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of Huntsman


Hispanic Heritage Celebration 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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Hocus Pocus Pops HOUSTON SYMPHONY 7:30 p.m. / Doors: 6 p.m. $20 orchestra seating FREE mezzanine & lawn seating courtesy of H-E-B

SAT. & SUN. NOV. 12 & 13

21st Annual Children’s Festival

SAT. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. SUN. noon - 5 p.m. $8 in advance, $10 at the door


Holly Jolly Jingle

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

TICKETS can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational programs.

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