Official Program of
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 2 Sponsored by The Wortham Foundation
The Planets-An HD Odyssey September 30 Sponsored by Audi of America and Woodforest National Bank
Tonight in the Plaza
September 2 7-8 p.m. Performance by Class Act Productions’ Act One
Tonight in the Plaza........................................................................ 1 Letter from the President & CEO.................................................. 2 Pavilion Bytes.................................................................................. 2 Broadway Showstoppers............................................................... 3 Michael Krajewski Biography........................................................ 3 The Planets - An HD Odyssey........................................................ 4 Special Guests Biographies...........................................................4 & 6 Hans Graf Biography...................................................................... 5 Chorus Listing..................................................................................... 7 Orchestra Listing............................................................................. 8 Off Stage - Children’s Festival Preview........................................ 9 Hocus Pocus Pops.......................................................................... 10
Color-a-Picture, Giveaways & Meet Barkley with Woodforest National Bank Art Project with Woodlands Online Color-a-Picture & Car Display with Audi of America Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments Text to Win with Market Street-The Woodlands Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama
Sponsor Spotlight and Encore...................................................... 11
Pavilion Talk with Ira J. Black
Color-a-Picture, Giveaways & Meet Barkley with Woodforest National Bank
Guest Information........................................................................... 14
Art Project with Woodlands Online
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2010 Performing Arts Season
Color-a-Picture & Car Display with Audi of America
Create Your Own UFO & Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners and Sponsored by
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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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Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama
Credits Program design by Don Crouch, imagineer Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief Courtney Galle – Managing Editor
The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands Home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Drive • The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-364-3010 Fax: 281-364-3011 www.woodlandscenter.org email@example.com
Welcome to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 21st season of great entertainment and world-class performing arts. More than 400,000 guests attended events at The Pavilion in 2009 and we notched our 8-millionth visitor since opening in 1990. The Pavilion finished the year ranked sixth out of the top 100 amphitheatres in the world based on the number of tickets sold in 2009.
Officers George Lindahl III – Chairman of the Board Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Jeffrey H. Shipley – Vice Chairman Brian Wing – Secretary Jeff Young – Vice President Lori Figaro – Treasurer
We are extremely proud to be the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony. The fall season brings with it cooler temperatures and “out of this world” programming for audiences of all ages. Titled Celebrate the Arts, this season is filled with classical masterpieces, Broadway hits, patriotic favorites and amazing visual presentations. Help us spread the word to your neighbors and friends about the high-quality programming we bring to our stage. As a nonprofit organization, The Pavilion’s mission is to present a diverse offering of performing arts and to make the arts accessible to the masses. One way we strive to achieve this is by offering free mezzanine and lawn seating at all performing arts events so any individual at any income level can enjoy the world of performing arts. Our sponsors make this possible. We are very proud of the fact that attendance at these events continues to increase. To this end, I would like to thank our sponsors and The Pavilion’s Board of Directors for their support in making our arts programming and free seating possible. I hope you enjoy tonight’s performance. Thank you for supporting The Pavilion’s Performing Arts Season.
Board of Directors A. Steve Arizpe Joseph P. Ash John H. Beaird Gary Becker David D. Dunlap Mark E. Ellis Keith Ferry Carol P. Garner James M. Gibbons Candice W. Glenn Jeffrey R. Harder Robert C. Hardin
Jonathan Homeyer W. Randall Lowry Julie V. Mayrant Ralph C. McIngvale C. Grant Mitchell Steve A. Morrow Alex Sutton Raymond I. Wilcox Marsha K. Williams Janet S. Wong Hank Wood
House of Blues Hospitality Tent...................................................... 10
Concert Etiquette......................................................................... 13
Letter from the President & CEO
Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922 - 2009)
Jerry MacDonald President & CEO
Staff The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has gone social! Did you know The Pavilion has Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr pages?
Visit The Pavilion’s new website at www.woodlandscenter.org to find links to all of The Pavilion’s social networking sites. The Pavilion has more than 5,400 fans on Facebook, 550 followers on Twitter and 31 videos posted on YouTube. The venue has given away 32 by Kacie Broadhurst concert tickets through its social networking sites by conducting trivia contests and scavenger hunts, and plans to offer many more contests throughout the season. The newest addition to The Pavilion’s social media initiatives is Flickr, an online photo management and sharing application. Fans are able to view a large variety of photos of artists at the venue, including Jimmy Buffett, Chicago and Bret Michaels of Poison. Fans also can enjoy photos from performing arts events such as the Houston Symphony’s Cirque de la Symphonie, as well as educational outreach programs and fund-raisers. If you have suggestions about photos you would like to see on Flickr, send your ideas to Kacie Broadhurst, social media analyst, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Margaret Eichelberger – Executive Assistant Cindy DuBois – Director of Marketing & Education Kacie Broadhurst – Social Media Analyst Courtney Galle – Marketing & PR Manager Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accounting Assistant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant Christine Scully – Director of Development Charlotte Weschler – Development Coordinator Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations Collin Bolen – Assistant Box Office Manager Carla DeHart – Administrative Coordinator Isidro Hernandez – Maintenance Department Lead Maria Hernandez – Maintenance Department Paula Jauregui – Maintenance Department Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Department Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Josie Reeves – Box Office Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Joey Rincon – Operations Department David Schlauch – Operations Manager Chad Sonnier – Operations Department JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales
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Special Guests Biographies - Broadway Showstoppers Sept. 2
September 2 Program
He also serves as principal pops conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra. He was just recently named principal pops conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the first to hold such a title in Atlanta. He previously held principal pops conductor positions with the Long Beach and New Mexico symphonies. As a guest conductor, he has performed with the Boston Pops and Hollywood Bowl orchestras, and has appeared with symphonies across the U.S., including those of Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Minnesota, Phoenix, St. Louis, San Antonio, San Francisco and more. In Canada, he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, as well as the Edmonton and Winnipeg symphonies. Krajewski has performed with an eclectic group of artists including Sir James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Roberta Flack, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Al Hirt, Cab Calloway, The Kingston Trio, Ben E. King, Mary Wilson, Patti Austin, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Canadian Brass and Pink Martini. With degrees from Wayne State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Krajewski furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. He was a Dorati Fellowship Conductor with the Detroit Symphony and later 3 • www.woodlandscenter.org
L. Vandross/R.C. Fleischer A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice) from The Wiz Lyrics by Luther Vandross M. Shaiman/Fleischer Good Morning, Baltimore from Hairspray Lyrics by Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman E. John/C. Beck Circle of Life from The Lion King Lyrics by Tim Rice J. Fogerty/Fleischer Proud Mary Lyrics by John Fogerty B. Andersson-S. Anderson- Medley from Mamma Mia Ulvaeus/Fleischer Lyrics by Benny Andersson-Stig Anderson-Bjorn Ulvaeus Shaiman/W. Barker You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray Lyrics by Marc Shaiman-Scott Wittman P. Townshend/Fleischer- Overture/Pinball Wizard from The Who’s Tommy J. Castellon Lyrics by Pete Townshend F. Perren/Fleischer I Will Survive Lyrics by Dino Fekaris Lloyd Webber Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) from Jesus Christ Superstar Lyrics by Tim Rice Schwartz/Fleischer Defying Gravity from Wicked Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz H. Krieger And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from Dreamgirls Lyrics by Tom Eyen Lloyd Webber/Barker The Music of the Night from The Phantom of the Opera Lyrics by Charles Hart-Richard Stilgoe There will be no intermission. Please turn off all cellular telephones. Recordings and photography are not allowed.
served as that orchestra’s assistant conductor. Michael Krajewski lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, Darcy. When not conducting, he
enjoys travel, photography, jogging, bicycling and solving The New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle.
Linus Lerner, director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, has conducted orchestras, operas, choruses and instrumental groups in his native Brazil and across the world. Currently artistic director of Houston’s Bayou City Performing Arts, he also is music director of Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra. Lerner previously served as associate conductor for Opera in the Ozarks, the Tallahassee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the University of Arizona Philharmonic. Lerner completed his doctorate degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Arizona. He holds master’s degrees from Florida State University and the College Conservatory of Music (University of Cincinnati), and a bachelor’s degree from Brazil’s Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Julia Murney last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked, a role for which she received an Acclaim Award while on the national tour. Other New York credits include Lennon, Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party (Drama Desk nomination), The Vagina Monologues, A Class Act, Saved, Crimes of the Heart, First Lady Suite and Time and Again (Lucille Lortel nomination). A Syracuse University graduate, her recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album, I’m Not Waiting, which is available on Sh-K-Boom records.
Hugh Panaro has played both Raoul and the Phantom in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Among others, he portrayed Gaylord Ravenal in Show Boat, Marius in Les Miserables and the title role of the seductive vampire in Elton John’s Lestat. Panaro has participated in “Reprise!” concert performances of Call Me Madam, for which he received an Ovation nomination. He won the Barrymore Award for his portrayal of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He can be heard on Jerome Kern Treasury, the original cast recordings of Side Show, Tap Your Troubles Away, The Centennial and Life on the Wicked Stage. His first solo CD was recorded with Sony/BMG.
Maestro Krajewski joined the Houston Symphony as principal pops conductor at the beginning of the 2000-01 season. His fans especially enjoy the Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and the Houston holiday tradition, Very Merry Pops.
Lloyd Webber/Mancini Medley from Jesus Christ Superstar
Much in demand across the United States and Canada, Michael Krajewski delights concertgoers with his imaginative and entertaining programs and his wry sense of humor. Audiences leave his concerts smiling, remembering the evening’s music and surprises.
Linus Lerner, director
Photo by Jeff Fitlow
Michael Krajewski, conductor Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston, special guests Linus Lerner, director Julia Murney, Capathia Jenkins, Hugh Panaro and Robert Evan, vocalists
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 – 8 p.m.
Bayou City Performing Arts, Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston
Bayou City Performing Arts (BCPA), now in its 32nd season, was founded as The Montrose Singers, Inc. in November, 1979. Led by founding director, Andy Mills, the Houston-based gay men’s chorus met with early successes marked by lavish productions at the Tower Theatre. They performed with as many as 80 singing members, and in 2005, the organization expanded to include both Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston (GMCH) and Bayou City Women’s Chorus (BCWC). The most recent exciting addition is Bayou City Chorale (BCC) in 2007. All of the choruses now operate under Bayou City Performing Arts. The 2010-11 season, Serendipity, marks Linus Lerner’s second year as the Artistic Director of the choruses.
Brooklyn-born actress Capathia Jenkins made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, creating the role of Harriet Jackson. She has starred in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell; her rendition of “Turn Back, O Man” can be heard on the original cast recording. She was critically acclaimed in The Look of Love, and created the roles of The Washing Machine in Caroline, Or Change and Frieda May in Martin ShortFame Becomes Me. She was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for her role in (mis) Understanding Mammy-The Hattie McDaniel Story. Jenkins and composer Louis Rosen have released South Side Stories, One Ounce of TruthThe Nikki Giovanni Songs and The Ache of Possibility.
Robert Evan has appeared on Broadway in Les Miserables, Jekyll & Hyde and Little Shop of Horrors. Off-Broadway, he created the roles of The Dancin’ Kid in Johnny Guitar and Miles Hendon in The Prince and the Pauper. A member of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, he can be heard on many of the group’s recordings. Evan also frequently tours with Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway, is lead vocalist for The Dream Engine and performs with his progressive rock band, Menrva Realm. A native of Monticello, Georgia, Evan was a varsity athlete at the University of Georgia. His favorite roles are husband to Beate and father to Johan, Max and Birk. September 2010 • 4
The Planets-An HD Odyssey
Known for his wide range of repertoire and creative programming, distinguished Austrian conductor Hans Graf – the Houston Symphony’s 15th Music Director – is one of today’s most highly respected musicians. He began his tenure on Opening Night of the 2001-02 season. Prior to his appointment in Houston, he was music director of the Calgary Philharmonic, the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra. A frequent guest with all of the major North American orchestras, Graf has developed a close relationship with the Boston Symphony and appears regularly with the orchestra during the subscription season and at the Tanglewood Music Festival. He made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Houston Symphony in January 2006 and returned leading the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in March 2007. He and the Houston Symphony were invited to appear at Carnegie Hall in January 2010 to present the New York premiere of The Planets—An HD Odyssey. Internationally, Graf conducts in the foremost concert halls of Europe, Japan and Australia. In October 2010, he leads the Houston Symphony on a tour of the U.K. to present the international premier of The Planets—An HD Odyssey. He has participated in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Bregenz and Aix en Provence and appeared at the Salzburg Festival. This summer, he conducted the opening concert of the Aspen Music Festival and returned to Tanglewood and Chicago’s Grant Park Festival. An experienced opera conductor, Graf first conducted the Vienna State Opera in 1981 and has since led productions in the opera houses of Berlin, Munich, Paris and Rome, including several world premieres. Recent engagements include Parsifal at the Zurich Opera and Boris Godunov at the Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg. 5 • www.woodlandscenter.org
Hans Graf, conductor Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus, special guests Charles Hausmann, director
Feu d’artifice (Fireworks), Opus 4
Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Opus 23A
Mars, the Bringer of War: Allegro
Venus, the Bringer of Peace: Adagio-Andante
Mercury, the Winged Messenger: Vivace
IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity: Allegro giocoso Andante maestoso
Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age: Adagio-Andante
VI. Uranus, the Magician: Allegro
VII. Neptune, the Mystic: Andante
There will be no intermission. Please turn off all cellular telephones. Recordings and photography are not allowed. Born in 1949 near Linz, Graf studied violin and piano as a child. He earned diplomas in piano and conducting from the Musikhochschule in Graz and continued his studies with Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache and Arvid Jansons. His career was launched in 1979 when he was awarded first prize at the Karl Böhm Competition. His extensive discography includes recordings with the Houston Symphony, available on the website, including works by Bartók and Stravinsky, Zemlinsky’s Lyric Symphony,
Berg’s Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite and a DVD of The Planets—An HD Odyssey. Graf has been awarded the Chevalier de l’ordre de la Legion d’Honneur by the French government for championing French music around the world and the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria.
As director of choral studies and professor of conducting at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, Hausmann directs the master’s and doctoral programs in choral conducting and conducts the Moores School Choral Artists, a graduate chamber choir. He is especially interested in conducting pedagogy and choral/orchestral performance. Current research activity on the use of dance pedagogy in teaching conducting resulted in co-authorship of an article, “The Dance of Conducting.” Hausmann also serves as director of choral music at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, where he led the Houston Symphony and Chorus in a special performance of Mendelssohn’s St. Paul in the spring of 2008.
During the 2010-11 season, Hausmann will prepare the chorus for Siegel’s Kaddish, Verdi’s Requiem, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, Messiah, Very Merry Pops and a concert of Pops favorites. Hausmann frequently appears as a guest conductor, lecturer and clinician, and has conducted numerous concert tours throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. He led the chorus on its fourth European tour in 2007, when he appeared as guest conductor during the Prague Spring Festival. He and the chorus share a 24-year collaboration with Mexico City’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, recently performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah with former Associate Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto.
The Houston Symphony Chorus, directed by Charles Hausmann, is made up of volunteer musicians from all parts of the Houston metropolitan area. Its members rehearse at Moores School of Music every Tuesday evening, motivated by the challenge and joy of performing great music and the opportunity to work with the Houston Symphony. For audition information, contact the Chorus manager.
The Houston Symphony Chorus, led by by Charles S. Hausmann, is the official choral unit of the Houston Symphony. It is a chorus of volunteer singer/musicians from throughout the Greater Houston area who are committed to rehearsing and performing the choral-orchestral repertory at the highest level of choral artistry. In addition to presenting an annual schedule of concerts in Jones Hall with the Houston Symphony, the Chorus has toured Europe several times and has performed regularly in Mexico with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineriá in Mexico City. The group, originally known as the Houston Chorale, was founded in 1946 by AlPhoto by Bruce Bennett fred Urbach, then principal cellist of the Houston Symphony. The Chorale made its debut with the Houston Symphony in 1949 with a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This inaugurated what was to be a lasting relationship, one that has produced hundreds of memorable performances of the great choral masterworks led by some of the world’s leading conductors. In 1986, the Chorale was renamed the Houston Symphony Chorus. Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus
Charles S. Hausmann was named director of the Houston Symphony Chorus in 1986 and has prepared the group for more than 500 concerts and more than 40 acclaimed conductors, including Hans Graf, Christoph Eschenbach, Claus Peter Flor and Robert Shaw. His extensive repertoire includes most of the major choral/orchestral masterworks.
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 – 8 p.m. Photo by Christian Steiner
Special Guests Biographies - The Planets- An HD Odyssey Sept. 30
Charles S. Hausmann, director
September 30 Program
For audition information, contact the Chorus manager at 713-444-9221 or email@example.com.
Hans and Margarita Graf have homes in Salzburg and Houston. They have one daughter, Anna, who lives in Vienna. September 2010 • 6
Charles Hausmann, Director Paulo Gomes Assistant Director First Soprano Ramona R. Alms Kelly Anderson Alice Beckstrom Lindsey Braden Robyn Branning Megan Crump Sarah Damaske Erin Doty Lyla El-Messidi Kathleen Forbes Clarice Gatlin Marta-Marie G. Giles Becky Hamilton Lorraine Hammond Amanda Harris Sarah B. Keifer Gillian Kruse Veronica Lorine Pamela A. Magnuson Ada Fay Pechon * •Karen Rennar Wendy Ridings Heidi Sanders Beth Slaughter Katrina Tanner Anne Treverton Lisa Trewin Tania Van Dongen Maria Cristina Yañez Amanda Zuniga Second Soprano Yoset Altamirano Lisa Anders Erin Asprec Laura Bohlman Nancy Shelton Bratic Anne Campbell Debby Cutler Vickie Davis Karen Fess-Uecker Kellie Garden • Debbie Hannah Jane Heinze Megan Henry Kristen Hurter Sylvia J. Hysong
Scott Holshouser Accompanist Yukiko Iwata Natalia Kalitynska • Amy Scott Mobley Lisa Morfin • Carol Ostlind Linda Peters Linda Richardson Susan Scarrow Vicki Ann Seldon Paige Sommer Veronica A. Stevens Cecilia Sun • Nancy Vernau Jennifer Young First Alto Rosemary Allen Patricia Bumpus Barbara E. Bush Nancy Christopherson Corita Dubose Natasha Flores Mary H. Gahr Heather MacLaughlin Garbes Holly Gardner Judy Hill Jo Ann Hoffman Berma M. Kinsey Joyce Lewis * • Mary Lopushansky Joan O’Connor Thao Pham Linda Renner • Carolyn Rogan Holly S. Rubbo June Russell Maria D. Schoen • Andrea Pedersen Slack Patsy Wilson Shelby Wilson Second Alto Melissa Bailey Adams Krista Borstell Susan Casper Jenny Chiovaro Sarah Wilson Clark M. Evelyn Clift
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Rochella Cooper Andrea Lee Creath Robin Dunn Holly Eaton Christine Economides Rachel El-Saleh Thi Ha Julie Herbert Denise K. Holmes Catherine Howard • Lois Howell Crystal Meadows • Lynne Moneypenny Nina Peropoulos Laurie Reynolds Liane Slaughter Holly Soehnge * • Mary Voigt Morgana Williams First Tenor Robert E. Browning James R. Carazola Patrick G. Drake Richard Field * • Robert Lee Gomez Steve Hazel Donald Howie Francisco J. Izaguirre Darrell Mayon James K. Moore Christopher Ortiz Peter Peropoulos Allen Roberts Douglas Rodenberger David Schoen Tony Sessions Jeff Simmons Second Tenor * • Bob Alban Randy Boatright Harvey Bongers Martin Brockett William Cole Paul Damaske Donn Dubois Jorge Fandino Joseph S. Frybert
Susan Scarrow Chorus Manager
John Grady Craig Hill Andrew S. Kesten Philip E. Lewis David G.Nussmann Richard Selby Dewell Springer Jonathan Vaughan Anthony Vazquez Leonardo Veletzuy Lee E. Williams
First Bass Wilton Adams Joe Anzaldua Greg Barra Justin Becker John P. Bond Jerome Bourgeois * • Bruce Boyle Christopher Burris Steve Dukes Taylor Faulkner Scott Hassett John Knapp Jay Lopez • Ken Mathews Clemente Mathis William McCallum Chris Ming Matt Neufeld Gary Scullin Stephen Shadle Thom Sloan Mark Standridge Samuel V. Stengler Paul Van Dorn Joe Villarreal J. Kevin Wallace Second Bass Steve Abercia Bill Cheadle John Colson Roger Cutler Tom Everage Chris Fair Ian W. Fetterley David M. Fox
Tony Sessions Librarian Yevgeny Genin Matthew C. Henderson Terry Henderson George Howe Chuck Izzo Nobuhide Kobori Alan MacAdams Scott Mermelstein Robert Morehead Greg Nelson Bill Parker John Proffitt • Robert Reynolds * • Clark E. Robison Richard White * Section Leader • Council Member
Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair
Michael Krajewski Robert Franz Principal Pops Conductor Associate Conductor Sponsor, Cameron Management
First Violin Frank Huang, Concertmaster Max Levine Chair Eric Halen, Associate Concertmaster Ellen E. Kelley Chair Assia Dulgerska, Assistant Concertmaster Cornelia and Meredith Long Chair Qi Ming, Assistant Concertmaster Fondren Foundation Chair Marina Brubaker, Hewlett-Packard Company Chair Alexandra Adkins MiHee Chung Sophia Silivos Rodica Gonzalez Ferenc Illenyi** Si-Yang Lao Kurt Johnson Christopher Neal Sergei Galperin Quan Jiang* Second Violin Jennifer Owen, Principal Charles Tabony, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Mihaela Oancea Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Open Position Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Linda Goldstein Thomas Molloy Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Wei Jiang Phyllis Herdliska Open Position Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James Denton Anthony Kitai
Brett Mitchell Assistant Conductor
Sponsor, Madison Charitable Foundation Double Bass: David Malone, Acting Principal Janice H. and Thomas D. Barrow Chair Mark Shapiro, Acting Associate Principal Eric Larson Robert Pastorek Burke Shaw Donald Howey Michael McMurray Flute Aralee Dorough, Principal General Maurice Hirsch Chair John Thorne, Associate Principal Judy Dines Allison Garza Piccolo Allison Garza Oboe Robert Atherholt, Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Anne Leek, Associate Principal Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, Principal Thomas LeGrand, Associate Principal Christian Schubert Open position E-Flat Clarinet Thomas LeGrand Bass Clarinet Open position Tassie and Constantine S. Nicandros Chair Bassoon Rian Craypo, Principal Stewart Orton Chair Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal American General Chair Elise Wagner J. Jeff Robinson Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Wade Butin, Acting Associate Principal* Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Philip Stanton Julie Thayer
Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Open position, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Speros P. Martel Chair 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 Paula Page, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal Neva Watkins West Chair Orchestra Personnel Manager Steve Wenig Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman Librarian Thomas Takaro Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray Stage Manager Donald Ray Jackson Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technician Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant * Contracted Substitute ** Leave of Absence
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Explore Your Imagination at the 15th Annual Children’s Festival
Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.
by Emily Blount
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion transforms into a giant playground of fun at the 15th Annual Children’s Festival. Here, the young and young at heart can enjoy a bounty of activities that enlighten and entertain. The event takes place Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
It’s a night of tricks, treats and enchanting music at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. The Houston Symphony, under the direction of Robert Franz, returns for a night of chilling music and spooky sounds guaranteed to arouse the Halloween spirit in everyone.
Children’s Festival features a variety of award-winning children’s performers. This untraditional learning environment serves to not only delight, but to inspire fresh minds. Performances at the festival include everything from music, puppetry and comedy to dancing and children’s theater.
Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of H-E-B. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 6 p.m.
A featured performance at this year’s festival is Mad Science’s CSI: Live! The thrilling and popular television show hits the stage with an exciting and interactive journey through the fascinating world of crime scene investigations. When a crime rattles the Las Vegas premiere of the Max Spade Magic Show, the CSI team springs into action. Audience members transform into witnesses, suspects and CSI recruits. Whether analyzing mysterious gasses or firing a laser beam across the stage, children and adults alike will love this mind-blowing production that incorporates cutting-edge forensic science and amazing visual effects.
Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes for a howling good time.
Five Halloween Fun Facts • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings. • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death. • Toostie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America. • Halloween candy sales average about $2 billion annually in the United States. • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most-popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers number one.
There also are more interactive festivities to be had including hands-on arts and crafts and games around every corner. The Healthy KidZone features demonstrations from martial artists, activities by professional sports teams and other fitness and nutrition-related fun. The Activity Tent hosts dynamic games and hands-on activities organized by local businesses. The Arts Alley introduces kids to the elements of art through imaginative crafts they get to take home.
Doors open one hour before gates open for the concert and close approximately one hour after the concert ends.
At the Top of the Hill, the adventure continues where kids can build and fly kites, pan for gold, and play in the sand.
“The House of Blues Hospitality Tent gives our fans a one-of-a-kind experience they can’t get anywhere else since The Pavilion is the only amphitheatre in the world to have a House of Blues on site,” said Jerry MacDonald, president and CEO of The Pavilion.
Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. This admission fee includes all shows and activities. Children age 2 and under are admitted free. Picnics are welcome, but beverages cannot be brought into the venue.
Inside, the House of Blues Hospitality Tent features painted canvas drapes along the walls and magnificent, exotic artwork. The interior of the venue was designed by Scott Smith, art director for House of Blues, who has also designed all 13 House of Blues venues.
For family-friendly fun, bring your little ones to The Pavilion Nov. 13 and 14 for an engaging and amazing experience they will never forget! www.woodlandscenter.org/childrens_festival
The House of Blues Hospitality Tent, the latest and greatest addition to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, has welcomed thousands of guests since the opening in June. Open for most Live Nation concerts, this posh new space, offers concertgoers a full-service bar (the only public place in the venue where a full-service bar is available), air conditioning, private restrooms, a limited appetizer menu and a live video feed of the concert, when available. Located in the North Plaza, the House of Blues Hospitality Tent is free to all concertgoers. Guests simply use their concert ticket to enter. 9 • www.woodlandscenter.org
Pre-concert activities in the Fidelity Investments Plaza start at 6 p.m. where little monsters can create their own spine-tingling music at The Pavilion Partners’ Instrument Petting Zoo. Kids can ignite their haunting imaginations creating lollypop ghosts at The Partners arts and crafts booth. The Chick-fil-A cow, Fidelity Investments, Market Street-The Woodlands, Woodlands Online, Houston Family Magazine, Woodforest National Bank, H-E-B and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, also are on hand for bone-chilling fun!
The House of Blues Hospitality Tent showcases an exclusive, membersonly Foundation Room. The House of Blues Foundation Room nationwide is a private club for professional and personal entertaining. Though every House of Blues has a Foundation Room, each one is adorned uniquely with eclectic art and artifacts from around the world. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent also is available to rent for your next meeting, special event or corporate gathering. Contact Spectrum Catering, Concessions and Special Events at 281-363-0900 for rental information. For more information about the House of Blues Hospitality Tent, visit www.woodlandscenter.org. September 2010 • 10
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.
Anadarko Energizes the Arts Worldwide and in its Own Backyard Since 1986, Anadarko has brought energy to arts organizations in the community and has sought to ensure its employees and the communities it serves have access to the arts because the arts feed the soul. The company takes pride in its history of serving as a major sponsor of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s performing arts events and educational outreach programs, including the annual Children’s Festival.
live,” said Hank Wood, vice president of Anadarko. “We understand the importance of fostering creativity, imagination and vision in daily life and The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been a great partner in this effort.”
Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Its 1,800 employees in The Woodlands and 4,300 employees worldwide work to preserve the environment, give back to communities and contribute to a more secure energy future. The company produces enough energy every day to meet the daily energy demands of approximately 20 million average American homes.
“The arts have been a means by which Anadarko has sought to share in the cultural richness of the global communities in which we work and
For more information, visit www.anadarko.com.
Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2010 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs.
$75,000 - $99,999 The Woodlands Development Company The Wortham Foundation $20,000 - $74,999 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Audi of America H-E-B Lindahl Family Foundation The Pepsi Bottling Group Woodforest National Bank The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau $15,000 - $19,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment $10,000 - $14,999 Administaff Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Northern Trust $5,000 - $9,999 AT&T CB&I Entergy Fidelity Investments FMC Technologies, Inc. Hewitt Associates LLC John P. McGovern Foundation 11 • www.woodlandscenter.org
Photo by Jeff Fitlow
Clay Walker KISS
Dave Matthews Band Kings of Leon
The company also supports other arts-related venues throughout Greater Houston.
Anadarko recognizes how the arts catalyze creativity, nurture inventiveness and infuse passions as a society. These are the words that drive Anadarko’s ability to provide energy resources that are vital to the world’s health and welfare. In this spirit, Anadarko supports arts initiatives worldwide that add diversity to communities, expand understanding of the human experience and provide inspiration to children.
$100,000 - $249,999 Live Nation George P. Mitchell The Pavilion Partners
ShowTime is a list of events scheduled for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, including start times and ticket prices. Information is subject to change. Please check our Web site for the latest event information.
$5,000 - $9,999 cont. KPMG, LLP Linn Energy Market Street-The Woodlands Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates $2,000 - $4,999 EMI Houston Northwest Medical Center Huntsman Corporation $1,000 - $1,999 Julie Bell Becki & David Borth Barbara & Stephen Crain Candi & Gerald Glenn Sheryl & Fred Greene Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Julie & Jerry Mayrant Tony Rodriguez $500 - $999 Sylvia Caracio Anne & David Dunlap Carol & Phil Garner Sheri & John Hamm Amy & Jonathan Homeyer JoAnne & Randy Lowry Cindy Notarainni Shelly & Michael O’Neil Suzanne & Bob Potter Susie & Jeffrey Shipley Shannon & Brian Wing Melissa & Jeff Young
$250 - $499 Nancy & Tom Battle Katherine & John H. Beaird III Bunny & David Benditz Dixie & Bret Cope Julia & Mark Ellis Suzanne & Ed Ellis Essex The Woodlands Keith & Grady Ferry Beth & Doug Grijalva Lisa & Andy Hall Peggy & Mitch Hausman Judy & Charles Lano Randi & Jay McClanahan Maurgan McGregor Tiziana & C. Grant Mitchell Annice & John Nanninga Pam & Tom Reno Arlene & Sol Sachs Tesar’s Steak and Seafood Peggy & Ray Wilcox In-Kind ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment Calfee Specialties Continental Airlines Don Crouch, imagineer Houston Community Newspapers Jude Studios The Pepsi Bottling Group The Woodlands Country Club
Photo by Christian Steiner
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Houston Symphony • 8 p.m. Broadway Showstoppers Michael Krajewski, conductor Gay Men’s Chorus of Houston $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation
Clay Walker • 7:30 p.m. $48.50 Res. Pit / $48.50, $38.50, $28.50 & $20 Reserved / $18.50 Lawn
Creed • 7:30 p.m. $28.50 GA Pit / $28.50 Reserved / $18.50 Lawn
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Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers • 7:30 p.m. with ZZ Top $133.50 Res. Pit / $133.50, $107.50, $73.50 & $43.50 Reserved / $43.50 Lawn
Sept. 25 Rush • 7:30 p.m. $110 Res. Pit / $110, $85 & $60 Reserved / $35 Lawn
John Mayer • 7 p.m. with Owl City $75 Res. Pit / $75 Reserved / $36 Lawn
Houston Symphony • 8 p.m. The Planets-An HD Odyssey A Comcast Family Event Hans Graf, conductor Women of the Houston Symphony Chorus $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of Audi of America and Woodforest National Bank
Honda Civic Tour Presents Paramore • 6:30 p.m. with Tegan & Sara, New Found Glory and Kadawatha $39.50 GA Pit / $35 & $32.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn
Sugarland • 7:30 p.m. with Little Big Town and Randy Montana $59.50 GA Pit / $59.50 & $42.25 Reserved / $34.50 Lawn
Nickelback • 6:15 p.m. with Three Days Grace and Buckcherry $99.50 GA Pit / $99.50 & $89.50 Reserved / $35 Lawn
Houston Symphony • 7:30 p.m. Hocus Pocus Pops A Comcast Family Event Robert Franz, conductor $15 Orchestra Seating / FREE Mezzanine & Lawn Seating courtesy of H-E-B
Maroon 5 • 7:30 p.m. with One Republic and Ry Cummings $150 Res. Pit / $75, $50, $40 & $30 Reserved
15th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. Presented by Devon Energy A Comcast Family Event $8 in advance / $10 at door
15th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. Presented by Devon Energy A Comcast Family Event $8 in advance / $10 at door
Sept. 10 Dave Matthews Band • 7 p.m. with Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears $70 GA Pit / $70 Reserved / $40 Lawn Sept. 11 Jonas Brothers • 7 p.m. with Demi Lovato $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $19.50 Lawn Sept. 12
Photo by Jeff Fitlow
Rockstar Energy Drink Presents Uproar • 3:15 p.m. with Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail The Villain and New Medicine $87.50 GA Pit / $57.50, $37.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $29.50 Lawn
Sept. 17 KISS • 6:30 p.m. with The Academy Is… and The Envy $134.50 Res. Pit / $134.50, $79 & $49 Reserved / $29 Lawn Sept. 19 Stone Temple Pilots • 7 p.m. with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club $99 GA Pit / $59 & $49.50 Reserved / $27.50 Lawn Sept. 22 Kings of Leon • 7:30 p.m. with The Black Keys and The Whigs $56.50 GA Pit / $56.50 Reserved / $36.50 Lawn
Ticket Information Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select FYE and H-E-B locations and Media Magic, by calling 1-800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through intermission. The Box Office is located at the north entrance to The Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Prepaid, preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for most performing arts events and $15 per vehicle for most contemporary events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Some service charges may apply. Advance purchase is not required, but guarantees a space the day of the show.
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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers concertgoers live performing arts events in a picturesque setting featuring such world-renowned organizations as the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Texas Music Festival Orchestra. The following information about concert etiquette will enhance your visit and help ensure that all of our guests enjoy their arts experience to the fullest. Electronic Devices
During the Performance
Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off all cell phones, pagers and other audible electronics. Recording devices and photography are not allowed.
Guest should refrain from entering and exiting their seats while a performance is in progress. If you must leave your seat, please proceed quickly and quietly to the nearest aisle or ask the nearest usher for assistance. Please be courteous to other members of the audience.
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.
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.
Tickets are available at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the day of performances through intermission. American Express, MasterCard, VISA and Discover are accepted at The Pavilion Box Office.
Pavilion concerts are not canceled due to rain. If it rains on the day of the concert, guests are encouraged to wear rain apparel.
Tickets also are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select FYE & H-E-B locations and Media Magic, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
For most contemporary events, children 5 and under are admitted free to the lawn without a ticket. At most performing arts events, children are admitted free with their parents to the mezzanine and lawn areas. All children must have a ticket to sit in orchestra-level seating.
For guests with hearing impairments, Ticketmaster’s TDD number is 800755-6244. Groups of 20 or more are eligible for discounts for performing arts and selected contemporary events. For information, call 281-2101127 or visit The Pavilion Box Office.
Bravo! As the applause dies down, the performers will put their instruments away and the leave the stage. The house lights will be turned on so guests can exit safely.
Guests may park free of charge in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Preferred parking is available for all events in the on-site Town Center Garage. For most events, lots open 90 minutes prior to the performance.
To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our guests, the following items may not be brought into The Pavilion: glass bottles, cans, beverages, food (except picnic meals at performing arts events only), cameras, recording devices, weapons, aerosol cans, strollers, laser pointers, animals and lawn chairs.
To Picnic, or Not to Picnic?
Food and Beverages
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.
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.
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
ATMs are located in the North, South and Lawn plazas of The Pavilion.
Cameras and Recording Devices At the request of the individual artists, cameras and recording devices are not permitted at our facility. lost and Found
Permanent restrooms and telephones are located in all three plazas.
To inquire about lost items, guests may ask a Pavilion staff member for assistance or call The Pavilion Administrative Office during business hours at 281-364-3010.
For comfortable hillside seating, guests may bring blankets or use The Pavilion’s specially designed lawn chairs free of charge for all performing arts events.
Guided tours of The Pavilion can be arranged for groups by calling 281-364-3010.
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.
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.
The House of Blues Hospitality Tent provides a tented outdoor setting for pre- or post-concert gatherings. For more information, call 281-363-0900.
Information Booths Information booths are located at the gated entrances in the North, South and Lawn plazas. If guests have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to visit Pavilion volunteers who staff the information booths throughout the events. Photo by Ted Washington
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Come see Audi’s new 2011 A8 on display in The Pavilion’s North Plaza.