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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Tonight in the Plazas

7-7:45 p.m. Tonight in the Plazas.......................................................................... 1

Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners

Letter from the President & CEO...................................................... 2 Tonight’s Program........................................................................... 3-4 Program Notes................................................................................... 4

Crafts with The Pavilion Partners

Biographies...................................................................................... 5-6 DreamWorks Animation In Concert................................................. 6 Letter From DreamWorks Animation................................................ 6 Houston Symphony Roster................................................................ 7 Training Tomorrow’s Symphony Stars............................................... 8 The Hill is Alive With the Sound of Music.......................................... 9 Paint The Pavilion Black!................................................................... 9 Jazzing up the Night.........................................................................10 Casting a Spell Over The Pavilion................................................... 10 Encore................................................................................................ 11 Volunteer Spotlight........................................................................... 12 2016 Pavilion Partners Members..................................................... 12 Concert Etiquette............................................................................. 13 Guest Information............................................................................. 13 ShowTime........................................................................................... 14

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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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All activities in the plaza are free.

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 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

We are a little over half way through our 27th Season of presenting the very best concerts on tour as well as fine arts entertainment. We were proud to host sold out shows for Weezer and Twenty One Pilots. We were especially delighted to reach outstanding attendance numbers for our Star Wars & More: A Tribute to John Williams performed by the Houston Symphony in June. It has truly been a great couple of months at The Pavilion.

As you will read in this program, The Pavilion was proud to bring back Chamberfest this summer for its fifth year. Chamberfest is a week-long chamber music camp for students in grades 5 through 12 who play violin, viola, cello and bass. This program directly supports our Mission of providing training and performance opportunities for young artists.

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

Board of Directors

There are more events to come in our 27th season as found in this program on page 14. Specifically, make plans to attend our performing arts series as we offer free lawn and mezzanine seating thanks to our generous sponsors. Come out, bring the family and enjoy this world class venue. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at The Pavilion.

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 Cynthia Woods Mitchell

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

(1922 - 2009)

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




All entries due to The Pavilion Sept. 1. Submit stories by email to Submit stories by mail to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion ATTN: Marketing Department 2005 Lake Robbins Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380

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 Crystal Pierce – Receptionist 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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A ct I Thursday, July 21 – 8 p.m. Shih-Hung Young, conductor

Members of the Houston Symphony Chorus Betsy Cook Weber, director Opening Medley DreamWorks Animation Logo Test Drive from How to Train Your Dragon Mr. Peabody’s Prologue from Mr. Peabody and Sherman The Family Awakes from Over the Hedge Into the Sunset from Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

Harry Gregson-Williams/John Powell John Powell Danny Elfman Rupert Gregson-Williams Harry Gregson-Williams

Kung Fu Panda Training Po The Bridge

Hans Zimmer/John Powell

Mr. Peabody and Sherman Boats of Ra

Danny Elfman

Let’s Fly! Sandman Returns from Rise of the Guardians Puss In Boots Holy Frijoles Chasing Tail Diablo Rojo (c. Rodrigo y Gabriela) Friends are Family Ginormica Suite from Monsters vs. Aliens Rise of the Guardians Calling of the Guardians Wind…Take Me Home Chasing the Nightmares Easter Dreamsand to Nightmares Dreamsand Miracles Oath of the Guardians

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Alexandre Desplat Henry Jackman

Henry Jackman Alexandre Desplat


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Entr’Acte This Is Berk from How to Train Your Dragon

John Powell

The Croods The Croods Family Theme

Alan Silvestri

Madagascar Best Friends Rescue Me Finale

Hans Zimmer

Laugh Together Honex from Bee Movie

Rupert Gregson-Williams

Shrek Prince Charming Fatherly Dreams All Is Revealed Ride the Dragon

Harry Gregson-Williams

How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2 Offering Forbidden Toothless Comes Back Challenging the Alpha The Chief Has Come Home

John Powell

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

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Biographies Shih-Hung Young, conductor

Alan Silvestri Alan Silvestri has scored some of the most revered films in Hollywood history, including two Oscar and Golden Globe nominated movies, as well as three Grammy award winners. He has scored well over 100 films of every imaginable style and genre including Forrest Gump, The Bodyguard, The Avengers, Romancing the Stone, and the Back to the Future trilogy. Silvestri’s rambunctious orchestral cheer has also helped to create the DreamWorks hit caveman family film The Croods.

Alexandre Desplat

Shih-Hung Young, Chinese conductor and violinist from Taiwan, was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and later came to the United States. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music degrees from The Juilliard School and a Doctorate of Music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Young has been on faculty of The Juilliard School Pre-College Division since 1995. An active conductor of symphonic, film scores and operas, and a performer of solo and chamber music recitals, Dr. Young serves as a conductor for Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning Lord of the Rings: Live to Projection & Lord of the Rings Symphony, Hans Zimmer’s award winning score Gladiator: Live, collaborating with Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard, and Nina Rota’s The Godfather Live. Having worked with orchestras in Munich, Czech Republic, Moscow, Melbourne, Perth Australia, Ravinia Festival in Chicago, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Jose California, Charleston, Milwaukee, Raleigh North Carolina, Bulgaria, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan Italy and Santiago Chile, Dr. Young has toured the United States and internationally. He was the conductor of the Chamber Orchestra at the Third Street Music School Settlement and the associate conductor/concertmaster of the US National tour of Tony-winning Broadway show The Light in the Piazza, My Fair Lady and Radio City’s Rockettes-Christmas Spectacular Arena Tour. Upcoming performances include concerts in Prague Czech Republic, Bratislava Slovakia, Paris France, Houston Texas, Spain and Germany.

Oscar winning composer Alexandre Desplat is one of the most coveted film composers in the world today. The Golden Globe winner has scored an incredible litany of Oscar nominated films: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Fantastic Mr. Fox and The King’s Speech. He has contributed to the Twilight franchise (New Moon), as well as the final two installments of the Harry Potter series. Desplat won the Academy Award for his score to The Grand Budapest Hotel. He joined the DreamWorks family with the animated feature Rise of the Guardians.

Danny Elfman Four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman has established himself as one of the most accomplished film composers in the industry. His first feature was Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and continued with a broad range of films, including: Oscar nominated films Milk, Good Will Hunting, Men in Black as well as Silver Linings Playbook, Edward Scissorhands, Batman, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Alice in Wonderland. He helped found the band Oingo Boingo and in addition he created the music for The Simpsons. He joined the DreamWorks family creating the heartfelt and adventurous music for Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Hans Zimmer Hans Zimmer has scored more than 100 films. He has been honored with an Academy Award, two Golden Globes, three Grammys, an American Music Award, Tony Award and the prestigious ASCAP Henry Mancini award for Lifetime Achievement. Some of his most recent works include 12 Years a Slave, Man of Steel, Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and Interstellar. Hans has been part of the DreamWorks family since 1998’s Prince of Egypt and has composed music for such films as The Road to El Dorado, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Shark Tale, the Madagascar trilogy and the Kung Fu Panda trilogy.

Harry Gregson-Williams Golden Globe and Grammy nominated, Harry Gregson-Williams is one of Hollywood’s most sought after composers, whose scores range from The Town to The Martian. Gregson-Williams established a long time partnership with DreamWorks Animation, composing the score for their logo as well as the company’s premiere animated feature, Antz with John Powell. The two went on to create the beloved score for the Oscar winning animation classic Shrek. Gregson-Williams’s animation work has also included DreamWorks’ Chicken Run, the Shrek Series, Sinbad and Flushed Away.

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DreamWorks Animation In Concert Staff Produced by CineConcerts

Henry Jackman Film composer Henry Jackman’s scores show his immense versatility. Jackman’s recent films include: Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier, Captain Phillips, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6 and the DreamWorks hits Puss In Boots and Turbo. In 2006, Jackman’s accomplishments garnered the attention of Hans Zimmer and John Powell, who soon hired Jackman to compose additional music on such films as The Dark Knight, The Da Vinci Code, Kung Fu Panda and the Pirates of the Caribbean films. Jackman’s first major solo scoring gig was Monsters vs Aliens in 2009.

John Powell John Powell was catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice. He has become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as Shrek, Chicken Run, Ice Age (2 & 3, 4:Continental Drift), Rio, Happy Feet (1 & 2), Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Kung Fu Panda (1 & 2). His talent provided the fuel for Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Bourne trilogy. His infectious score for How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy Award nomination. Powell’s recent films include Rio 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 for DreamWorks Animation.

Lorne Balfe Lorne Balfe is a Grammy Award Winning, Emmy and BAFTA nominated film composer who is known for composing the scores to DreamWorks Animations Megamind and produced the score for Christopher Nolan’s Inception. Lorne began his career providing additional music to The Pirates of the Caribbean (2&3), The Simpson’s Movie, Iron Man and Tranformers: Revenge of the Fallen. In more recent years, Balfe composed additional music for Rango, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar 3 and the Dark Knight Rises. Lorne composed the scores for DreamWorks Animation’s The Penguins of Madagascar and Home.

Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams is a truly versatile composer, writing scores including the Oscar winning Hotel Rwanda, Winter’s Tale and BBC Film’s Love + Hate. Rupert scored the DreamWorks’ animated features, Over The Hedge and Bee Movie. Gregson-Williams has a long standing relationship with Adam Sandler and has scored a plethora of movies for him over the last decade. His commercial and film collaborations have included Ben Folds, Mark Knopfler, Hans Zimmer, Hadag Nahash, Lebo M, Junior Mambazo and Moya Brennan.

Justin Freer, President/Founder/Producer Brady Beaubien, Co-Founder/Producer Jennifer Wootton, Production Associate David Hoffis, Sound Engineer/Production Supervisor Ed Kalnins, Playback Operator and Synthesizer Production Creative Editor: David Tanaka Marketing Director: Molly Haydon Press Director: Costa Communications Creative Services: Meltdown Productions Worldwide Representation: WME Entertainment Music Preparation: JoAnn Kane Music Service Music Editing: Ed Kalnins Special thanks to the DreamWorks Animation team: Head of Live Entertainment: Eric Stevens Live Entertainment Coordinator: Ma’ayan Kaplan Head of Music: Sunny Park Music Manager: Tori Fillat

Letter from DreamWorks Animation “What I love most about animation is, it’s a team sport, and everything we do is about pure imagination.” This statement from Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of the founders of DreamWorks Animation, rings especially true in the creation of musical scores to accompany the beautiful images and stories of their feature films. A DreamWorks Animation film is the result of an incredible collaboration that brings together unbelievably talented artists and storytellers as they transport audiences to new worlds. Filmmakers begin working with world-class composers early in the animation process, creating scores that set the tone of the films, fueling the story set in motion by the animators. Transporting viewers of all ages to a world of Kung Fu masters, fairytale creatures with attitudes, young Vikings finding a way to fly, and animals exploring the “wild” happens as the team combines beautiful environments, characters, story and music. The scores amplify the emotional connection between the audience and the action on the screen. From the swell of the opening overture to the final crash of cymbals, a film score accompanies the journey, highlights the emotion, and can even bring audiences to their feet, cheering on the beloved DreamWorks Animation characters that have helped define the entertainment landscape for more than 20 years.

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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

First Violin 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* 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* 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

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Robert Franz Associate Conductor

Sponsor, Ms. Marie Taylor Bosarge

Double Bass Robin Kesselman, Principal David Malone, Associate Principal Mark Shapiro Eric Larson Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray 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 English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet Mark Nuccio, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Alexander Potiomkin E-Flat Clarinet Thomas LeGrand Bass Clarinet Alexander Potiomkin Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal 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 Anthony Parce, viola Hellen Weberpal, cello

Training Tomorrow’s Symphony Stars Written by Maddie Owen

The Woodlands Chamberfest returned to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a fifth year of lessons from notable Juilliard alumni. Twenty-nine students attended the four-day program from June 12 to June 16. The program is designed for junior high through high school aged students and supports The Pavilion’s Mission of providing training and performance opportunities for young artists. Chamberfest expands the students’ knowledge and improves their skills within chamber music. The Woodlands Chamberfest was started by The Woodlands College Park alumnus Marie Daniels in 2012 in the living room of her parents’ home and has since taken place at The Pavilion. Daniels hoped to teach young students about necessary communication, collaboration and leadership skills through chamber music. Students who participated in the program were given the opportunity to put their collaboration skills to use as they worked in their assigned chamber

groups throughout the week with each of the five instructors. Students were also provided one private lesson during the program, where they met with the instructor who played their given instrument for one-on-one learning. These lessons provided the students an opportunity to sharpen their skills. The students spent the four days rehearsing for a final performance in which they performed three pieces of their choice on June 16, for an audience in The Pavilion Event Center’s Encore Suite. “The support of The Pavilion is paramount to the success of Chamberfest through their assistance in ways including, but not limited to, the providing of facilities, operations and financial support,” said founder and instructor Marie Daniels. “Additionally, The Pavilion is a symbol of excellence in the arts community and their encouragement has allowed me to grow the festival, with hopes that it continues to grow in the future.”

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The Hill is Alive with the Sound of Music! Calling all nuns, goat herders, baronesses and brown paper packages tied up with string (or any of your favorite things) – it’s time to channel your inner Maria and join The Pavilion for a Sound of Music Sing-A-Long, August 27, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. At this unique and interactive show, guests will experience the movie on The Pavilion’s big screens, complete with animated lyrics displayed at the bottom. Tickets are $5 for lawn seating and covered seating is available for $10 and $15. Tickets are required for this event but, lawn chairs are complimentary. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed up in their own versions of the Von Trapps or one of your favorite things! The best costumes may be chosen to go on stage for a costume contest during the pre-show entertainment. Pack a picnic and make it a night of family fun on the lawn!

Paint The Pavilion Black!

Bridging the gulf between rock n’ roll and classical music, the Houston Symphony performs The Music Of The Rolling Stones at The Pavilion on Friday, September 2 at 8 p.m. Conductor/arranger Brent Havens takes the podium to present Windborne’s The Music Of The Rolling Stones, a program he scored to extend the listening experience of The Rolling Stones’ exceptional tunes. Performed by an orchestra and amplified with a full rock band and vocals, Havens and his ensemble capture The Rolling Stones’ distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors. 9 •

Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Huntsman. Tickets are not required for free seating. Make it a family night! Pack a picnic and enjoy the tunes from the Main Stage. Pre-concert activities begin at 7 p.m. and include the ever popular Instrument Petting Zoo and a Pavilion Partners’ arts & craft project.

Jazzing up the Night

The Houston Symphony heats up the stage at The Pavilion with music celebrating Hispanic Heritage month September 15 at 8 p.m. Join the Symphony’s Colombian-born, Vienna-trained Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada for a festive evening of orchestral masterpieces including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. This classical concert also features piano jazz works to be played by Grammy Award® winning pianist and composer from the Dominican Republic, Michel Camilo.

Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of The Wortham Foundation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic from home or their favorite restaurant to enjoy in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event.

Casting a Spell Over The Pavilion

*Lumos!* The stage lights are up for Hocus Pocus Pops featuring the Houston Symphony bringing the sorcerous sounds of Harry Potter and Fantasia October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free for muggles and wizards alike courtesy of H-E-B.

The mystical gates open at 6 p.m. and that’s when the magic promises to begin. The first 100 costumed children to check-in at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza will get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade

during the performance. Spellbinding crafts, otherworldly prizes, and much more guarantee a ghoulishly good time! And don’t forget, no magical journey is complete without a ride on the Great Pumpkin Express. Train rides begin at 5:30 p.m. in The Pavilion’s Gold Lot. Bring your own picnic treats to enjoy on the hill or in your seat but keep in mind that outside potions (drinks) cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn Chairs are provided free for this event!

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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 July 12 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 $200 - $1,000 Ed Jones $50 - $200 Cindy Lentz Katey Middleton Phyllis Molnar Steven Prevost Thomas Rafferty Phillip Redmon Janet Wong

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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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 Pavilion Partners Mike and Shelly O’Neil, making the decision to move from Buffalo, New York to The Woodlands in 2007 was an easy one. Shelly stated, “The Woodlands gave us the small town feel we wanted to raise our family in while still offering everything we could want in a bigger city.”

you can find the O’Neils together ushering in the mezzanine or working the South Gate. Leslie Williams, volunteer and special event coordinator remarked, “It’s rare for the O’Neils to not be at a performing arts show. Their commitment is apparent and valued by this organization.”

When attending their first Waterway Arts Festival in 2008, the O’Neils stopped by the Partners info booth and met fellow Partners Keith and Grady Ferry. “We liked the volunteer aspect as a way to meet new people in the community and it was something we could do together,” said Mike. “The music component is a bonus for us, we are a lover of all genres.”

While Mike travels for business often, the O’Neils make Partners a priority as they understand the importance of giving back to the community they love. “The Mitchells had such a significant impact on not only The Pavilion, but this community,” said Mike. “They would be proud of the growth and opportunity this community has provided us and so many others.” Shelly fondly remembers working George Mitchell’s Memorial Service as a Partner in 2013, “He was a visionary,” she said. “And truly a great man.

Now veterans, the O’Neils’ favorite event to work, is the one that started it all, The Waterwat Arts Festival. “The quality and caliber of artists that come to the festival is astounding,” said Mike. “We specifically like to work the artist relations booth as we get to know more about the artists’ backgrounds and skills.” At most Pavilion events,

If you are interested in becoming a Pavilion Partner, visit www.woodlandscenter. org/about-partners or contact Leslie Williams at

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 Carol & Phil Garner 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 Joanne & Randy Lowry $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 Joan & Robert Lesniewski 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 Jadzia & Richard Olson 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

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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

Dixie Chicks

Lynyrd Skynyrd

5 Seconds of Summer

Ray LaMontagne

Gwen Stefani

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

Alabama Shakes

Aug. 21 Dierks Bentley • 7 p.m with special guests Randy Houser, Cam and Tucker Beathard Aug. 22 Def Leppard • 7 p.m. with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

July 31 Blink 182 • 7 p.m.

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

Aug. 3 Rob Zombie & Korn • 6:30 p.m. with In This Moment

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

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

Sept. 2 Music of Rolling Stones • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Brent Havens, conductor

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.

Sept. 5 Fifth Harmony • 7 p.m. with Tribe Society

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

Sept. 8 Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul • 7 p.m. with Tribe Society

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

Sept. 9 Brantley Gilbert • 7 p.m.

Aug. 19 Heart • 6:30 p.m. with Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick Aug. 20 Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa • 7 p.m.

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 Ticket Information

Sept. 18 5 Seconds of Summer • 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival • 6 p.m. featuring Dane Cook, Sebastian Maniscalco, Jeff Ross, Iliza Shlesinger, Tom Segura, Jermaine Fowler, Ali Wong, Bobby Lee & Big Jay Oakerson

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. 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

Oct. 8

Prophets of Rage • 7 p.m.

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

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 July 2016 • 14


The Classic Film with Subtitles So Everyone Can Sing Along!




8 p.m. / Doors: 6:30 p.m. $15 orchestra $10 mezzanine $5 lawn

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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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