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Official Program of

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

The Music of

: Queen A Rock Symphony with the

Houston Symphony April 20, 2012 Sponsored by and


Tonight in the Plaza

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April 20 7-8 p.m.

Tonight in the Plaza ........................................................................ 1 Letter from the President & CEO .................................................. 2 Pavilion Bytes .................................................................................. 2 The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony ..................................... 3

Music and Giveaways with The Arrow 93.7 FM and Kelly Ryan

Instrument Petting Zoo with The Pavilion Partners

Biographies ..................................................................................... 4 Houston Symphony Orchestra ..................................................... 5 Sponsor Spotlight............................................................................ 6

Make Your Own Pavilion “Pet Rock” with The Pavilion Partners

Spend a Hot Night in Havana ...................................................... 6 A Sensational Season of Arts in 2012 ........................................... 7 Performing Arts Season Tickets ......................................................

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Coloring, Meet Barkley & Get Rockin’ Temporary Tattoos with Woodforest National Bank

Encore ............................................................................................. 9 Concert Etiquette .......................................................................... 9 Guest Information .......................................................................... 10 Sponsored in part by

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s 2012 Performing Arts Season Presented by

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Seat Exchange with Fidelity Investments

Coloring & Car Display with Audi of America

Knock Out Hunger Game with Montgomery County Food Bank

Register to Win “Best Seats in the House” with Tommy Bahama

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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Home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 2005 Lake Robbins Drive • The Woodlands, TX 77380 Phone: 281-364-3010 Fax: 281-364-3011 www.woodlandscenter.org info@woodlandscenter.org

Welcome to the 23rd season of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, also known as the Summer Home of the Houston Symphony and the Home Away from Home of Houston Ballet. This year, our performing arts events include nine Houston Symphony concerts, a full-length ballet titled “Giselle” by Houston Ballet, a free performance by the Texas Music Festival Orchestra and the 17th Annual Children’s Festival.

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 excited to bring back the Houston Symphony on Dec. 7 for a very special holiday program called Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular. This is the second time in 23 seasons that this concert will be presented. It is the perfect family event to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

We kick off the season April 20 with The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony featuring Board of Directors the Houston Symphony. On April 25, the Houston Symphony performs The Art of Baseball conducted by Robert Franz. We are honored to have the “Voice of the Houston Astros” and A. Steve Arizpe Ralph C. McIngvale Joseph P. Ash C. Grant Mitchell Hall of Famer Milo Hamilton join the symphony to narrate “Casey at the Bat.” John H. Beaird Steve A. Morrow

New additions to the stage this year include a brand new orchestra shell that was custom Gary Becker Steven W. Nance built for The Pavilion and a state-of-the-art, high-definition video camera/projection system David D. Dunlap Diane Nielsen Mark E. Ellis Maryann T. Seaman that projects the very best video possible on larger screens. We are again providing free mezzanine and lawn seating for all of our performing arts events thanks to our generous sponsors. We even provide free lawn chair rental to sit on the hill. Please take advantage of this offer and bring your family, friends and neighbors to The Pavilion this season to enjoy an evening under the stars. You will be glad you did! I want to thank our performing arts sponsors and our board of directors for their continued support. I look forward to seeing you this coming season.

Carol P. Garner Alex Sutton James M. Gibbons Raymond I. Wilcox Jeffrey R. Harder Marsha K. Williams Gregory T. Kelleher Janet S. Wong W. Randall Lowry Hank Wood Julie V. Mayrant

Director in memoriam Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922 - 2009)

Jerry MacDonald – President & CEO Margaret Jones – Executive Assistant

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

Cindy DuBois – Director of Marketing & Education Courtney Galle – Marketing & PR Manager Kacie Pattavina – Social Media Analyst

Pavilion Bytes by Kacie Pattavina

The newest way to connect with The Pavilion is by text messaging. Win concert tickets, get event updates and find out the latest Pavilion buzz right from your phone!

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

Letter from the President & CEO

Credits Cindy DuBois – Editor in Chief Courtney Galle – Managing Editor

The Pavilion’s Facebook page has gotten a facelift! Visit us at www.facebook.com/ WoodlandsPavilion to see our new timeline profile. The new features allow guests to interact with The Pavilion on a more personal level, such as with private messaging. Soon, interesting historical information, such as when The Pavilion was founded and remodeling of the venue due to Hurricane Ike, can be found on our timeline. Check it out and let us know what you think of our new look. The Pavilion is now on Google+, one of the newest up-and-coming social media sites. Visit http://bit.ly/paviliongoogle and add The Pavilion to your Circle for continued updates and inside information.

Lori Figaro – CFO Jenny Lewis – Accounting Assistant Heather Reding – Human Resources Manager Paula Smith – Senior Accountant Christine Scully – Director of Development Leslie Williams – Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Jeff Young – Vice President of Operations Mike Bevel – Operations Department Collin Bolen – Assistant Box Office Manager Carla DeHart – Administrative Coordinator Isidro Hernandez – Maintenance Department Lead Paula Jauregui – Maintenance Department Victor Maldonado – Maintenance Department Matt Meyer – Assistant Operations Manager Josie Reeves – Box Office Manager Kelly Rich – Event Manager Joey Rincon – Overnight Security Supervisor David Schlauch – Operations Manager Chad Sonnier – Operations Department JD Villaseñor – Director of Premium Seat Sales

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April 20 Program

: Queen A Rock Symphony

Bridging the gulf between classic rock and classical music, conductor and arranger Brent Havens takes the podium to present The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony in a program Havens scored to extend the listening experience of Queen’s exceptional tunes. Amplified with a full rock band, vocals and featuring the Houston Symphony, Havens and his ensemble capture Queen’s distinct sound while presenting some familiar and lots of new musical colors. “We’ve successfully merged four different groups with the orchestra and it seemed to me the next logical step in selecting a group was Queen. As always, we wanted to keep the foundation of the music as close to the originals as we could and then add additional colors to enhance what Queen had done,” Havens said. “The wonderful thing with an orchestra is that you have an entire palette of sounds to call upon.” As with the other shows, Havens understood that Queen fans would want to hear the original, familiar elements of the music. He therefore followed exact line arrangements and used the orchestra for enhancement. With a 50-piece orchestra hanging on his every cue, Havens had a large landscape to work with. Just among the double-reed instruments, including the oboe, English horn and bassoon, there are so many colors. Add in the violins, violas, cellos, basses and woodwinds, or more pure sounds from instruments like a flute or clarinet, and the selection grows. Then consider the entire brass section - trumpets, trombones, French horns, and the lower brass such as the bass trombone and tuba - and you realize the variety of choices available to accompany a distorted electric guitar, bass, keyboard and drums. Queen’s rich chord structures and amazing vocal harmonies made the music an ideal choice for scoring. “When I sat down to begin scoring the show, it was amazing how comfortably the orchestra fit within the structure of the music,” Havens said. “Innovative chord progressions, wonderful melodies and the astounding vocals of Freddie Mercury make the music a perfect choice to orchestrate. And having world-class musicians in every city where we present the show makes the music that much more compelling.”

Friday, April 20, 2012 – 8 p.m.

Conductor Biography

Brent Havens

Berklee College of Music-trained arranger and conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and virtually every kind of television. His TV work includes movies for networks such as ABC, CBS and The Family Channel, commercials, sports music for networks such as ESPN and even cartoons. Havens also worked with The Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s 100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale attended by more than 150,000 fans.

Brent Havens, conductor Brody Dolyniuk, vocalist George Cintron, guitar and vocalist Daniel Clemens, bass and vocalist Bart Kuebler, keyboards and vocalist Powell Randolph, drums and vocalist

Tonight’s program to be announced from the stage. Please turn off all cellphones during the concert. Photography and videography are not allowed, including with cellular devices.

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Havens most recent film work includes the score for the film “Quo Vadis,” a Premier Pictures remake of the 1956 gladiator film. Havens is arranger and guest conductor for five symphonic rock programs including The Music of Led Zeppelin, The Music of the Doors, The Music of Pink Floyd and The Music of the Eagles. His latest endeavor is The Music of Queen.

Vocalist Biography

Brody Dolyniuk

The Music of

The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony

Brody Dolyniuk remembers mimicking voices even as a child, listening to old records and tapes. He is a gifted, selftaught musician, capable of playing several instruments, with a particular knack for capturing the voices and mannerisms of classic characters from music, TV and movies.

His first professional gigs were at piano bars in several U.S. cities where he learned to charm audiences and expand his musical repertoire. With a longing to perform the music of the many rock bands that inspired him, Dolyniuk assembled Yellow Brick Road, unquestionably Las Vegas’ most successful classic rock band. Since 1997, YBR has been reshaping the casino entertainment scene by bringing a rock concert atmosphere to showrooms previously reserved for Top 40-style lounge acts. Along the way, Dolyniuk has made numerous radio and TV appearances, earned a spot in the finals of two national singing competitions, and even self-produced several large rock production-style shows utilizing multimedia, lasers, comedy and special effects. In 2007, he lent his vocal talents by singing several tracks on the megahit video game “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock,” and has already done several more for the new Konami game “Rock Revolution.” As a devout classic rock/Queen fan, Dolyniuk’s enthusiasm, vocal ability and on-stage energy were the perfect fit for The Music of Queen. April 2012 • 4


Houston Symphony Orchestra Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski Principal Pops 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 Second Violin Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Oancea-Frusina Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Wei Jiang Linda Goldstein Sheldon Person Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Chair Thomas Molloy Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Anthony Kitai

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Sponsor Spotlight

Robert Franz Associate Conductor Sponsor, Beth Madison

Double Bass David Malone, Acting Principal 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 Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Speros P. Martel Chair

Piccolo Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal

Oboe Anne Leek, Acting Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Xiaodi Liu, Acting Associate Principal* Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, 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 Stewart Orton Chair Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal American General Chair J. Jeff Robinson** Elise Wagner Benjamin Atherholt* Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt* Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Jacek Muzyk, Associate Principal Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Philip Stanton Julie Thayer

Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman

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

Two Major Corporations Offer Underwriting Support for The Music of Queen By Kacie Pattavina

Devon Energy and Insperity combine forces once again to make free mezzanine and lawn seating available to the community for The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony featuring the Houston Symphony April 20. Last year, these two companies co-sponsored The Music of The Eagles.

talented musicians and popular musical pieces are sure to culminate in a unique experience for Houstonians.”

Devon Energy is one of the nation’s leading independent oil and natural gas companies with operations focused onshore in North America. The company also is one of North America’s larger processors of natural gas liquids. A member of the FORTUNE 500, Devon is the only energy company to be named to FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” and “Best Companies to Work For” lists in each of the past five years. “The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts a variety of events that enhance our community’s vibrant culture,” said Greg Kelleher, senior vice president for Devon’s Southern Division. “We believe everyone should have an opportunity to experience artistic, world-class performances and are delighted to provide free seating for The Music of Queen, Pavilion OnStage 8 x 5” Symphony. The spectacular location, performed by the -Houston

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Insperity, a trusted advisor to America’s best businesses for more than 25 years, provides an array of human resources and business solutions designed to help improve business performance. InsperityTM Business Performance Advisors offer the most comprehensive Workforce OptimizationTM solution in the marketplace that delivers administrative relief, better benefits, reduced liabilities and a systematic way to improve productivity. Additional offerings include performance and expense management, time and attendance, organizational planning, recruiting, retirement and insurance services, employment screening and more. Insperity business performance solutions support more than 100,000 businesses with over 2 million employees. With 2010 revenues of $2 billion, Insperity operates in 56 offices throughout the U.S. Thank you to both Devon Energy and Insperity for their continued support of The Pavilion and the arts in our community.

HOuStOn SymPHOny

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Tiempo Libre

michael Krajewski, conductor

It’s going to be a Hot night in Havana with tiempo Libre, one of the hottest young Latin bands today. this sizzling, dance-inducing Latin music group throws a giant Cuban dance party with infectious tropical rhythms. Come celebrate, Cuban style! $15 orchestra seating, FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of

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Gates at 7 p.m.

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 *** Regular Substitute

www.woodlandscenter.org 281-363-3300 Tickets and subscription packages can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Individual tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. April 2012 • 6


Celebrate the arts with season tickets!

Celebrate a Sensational Season of Arts in 2012 Enjoy an amazing performing arts season full of classical music, dance, rock and roll, sports-themed music, cartoon characters, patriotic fanfare, award-winning children’s performers and more at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in 2012. The Pavilion showcases nine exhilarating Houston Symphony performances, with new productions and old favorites. Plus the Texas Music Festival Orchestra returns for a free concert featuring talented young artists. And the 17th Annual Children’s Festival erupts with family fun in the fall.

Join us as we celebrate Houston Symphony Music Director Hans Graf’s farewell season with two classical performances in September - Latin American Classical Sept. 6 and Evening with Brahms Sept. 21. The Symphony’s 2012-13 season will be Graf’s grand finale after 12 years at the helm of this world-renowned orchestra.

Kicking off the season is a lineup of stellar performances including The Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony April 20, The Art of Baseball with the Houston Symphony and “Voice of the Houston Astros” Milo Hamilton April 25, Houston Ballet’s spectacular staging of the Romanticera classic, Giselle, May 4, and a sizzling performance of Hot Night in Havana featuring Tiempo Libre and the Houston Symphony May 24.

Get into the spirit of Halloween with a “spooktacular” concert full of tricks, treats and bone-chilling music at Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 12. Daddies, mummies and little ghosts and goblins can dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. Take a ride on the Great Pumpkin Express and have a blast at Radio Disney’s Graveyard Smash Dance Party!

This summer, more than 100 gifted musicians from around the world are showcased with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra, a FREE summer concert extraordinaire June 22. These amazing young artists perform Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration,” Op. 24, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. Then ignite your patriotic spirit at the FREE Star-Spangled Salute July 3 featuring the Houston Symphony and all your patriotic favorites including Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with cannons blasting from the top of the hill. Joining the symphony are AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle to perform their remarkable tribute to Simon & Garfunkel. It’s Americana at its finest! Emmy Award-winning creator and conductor George Daugherty is back with Bugs Bunny at the Symphony, a spectacular new fusion of classic Warner Bros. Looney Tunes projected on the big screen and their TM & © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. exhilarating original scores played live! (s12) Bugs Bunny returns with an even bigger cast of zany characters including Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and more. New to the concert are special guests Tom and Jerry In The Hollywood Bowl, The Flintstones and Scooby-Doo!

SUBSCRIBE BY MAY 4 AND REAP THE BENEFITS!

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A “Celebrate the Arts!” canvas tote featuring original watercolor art of The Pavilion (one per season ticket purchased)

At the 17th Annual Children’s Festival Nov. 10 and 11, The Pavilion is transformed into a giant playground of fun for the young and young at heart as awardwinning children’s performers educate and entertain during two days of non-stop fun and excitement. Music, dance, comedy, arts and crafts, games, face painting and more are around every corner. It’s a world of performing and visual arts for kids combined with experiential hands-on and learning opportunities that celebrate creativity and individuality. Come join the fun! Ring in the holidays with a heartwarming celebration featuring the sounds of the season at the Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular Dec. 7. Frolic in our Winter Wonderland, complete with snow, as the Houston Symphony performs holiday classics and popular carols, including a visit from Santa. All aboard the Candy Cane Express for a merry good time. The Pavilion offers complimentary mezzanine and lawn seating at all Houston Symphony concerts and Houston Ballet’s performance, as well as free seating at the StarSpangled Salute and Texas Music Festival Orchestra concert. Plus, picnics are welcome at all performing arts events. Bring your family to The Pavilion in 2012 and celebrate the arts!

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For only $175 per seat, your season ticket includes orchestra-level seating to all Houston Symphony concerts and Houston Ballet at The Pavilion, VIP on-site parking and Woodforest Bank VIP Club access. Season subscriptions also include preferred seating and VIP on-site parking for the two free concerts this season: the Texas Music Festival Orchestra performance and Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute. Children’s Festival is not included in season subscriptions.

An invitation to an exclusive VIP Conductor Meet and Greet (date and time TBD) Your name entered into a drawing for Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House,” which includes dinner for four catered by Tommy Bahama at any performing arts event that takes place at The Pavilion between May 24 and Oct. 12. For more information or to purchase season tickets, email jreeves@woodlandscenter.org or call 281-210-1127, or visit The Pavilion Box Office at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands.

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Guest Information

Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2012 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs as of April 9 printing deadline. $100,000 - $249,999

$5,000 - $9,999

$500 - $999 cont.

Live Nation George P. Mitchell The Pavilion Partners

Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts Fidelity Investments John P. McGovern Foundation Union Pacific Foundation Winstead PC

Sandy & Steve Morrow Janet Wong & Ronald Mullins Arla & Gerald Neuberger Cindy Notarainni Shannon & Brian Wing Melissa & Jeff Young

$75,000 - $99,999 The Wortham Foundation

$2,000 - $4,999

The Woodlands Development Company

EMI Huntsman Kinder Morgan Foundation

$25,000 - $49,999

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$50,000 - $74,999

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Audi of America Woodforest National Bank $15,000 - $24,999 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment H-E-B PepsiCo $10,000 - $14,999 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company Devon Energy Insperity KPMG, LLP Linn Energy

Delvin & Joe Ash Barb & Stephen Crain Candi & Gerald Glenn Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Julie & Jerry Mayrant Whitney & Derek McCoy Suzanne & Robert Potter Vicki & Michael Richmond Maryann T. & Timothy Seaman $500 - $999 Suzanne & Ed Ellis JoAnne & Randy Lowry Gayelene & Ralph McIngvale Brenda & John Mizell

$250 - $499 Nancy & Tom Battle Louise & Dr. Henry Bethea Debra & Michael Caliel Dixie & Bret Cope Gaye & Bill Craig Karol & James Dreibelbis Anne & David Dunlap Keith & Grady Ferry Bob Hurt Jan & Greg Jewell Ed Jones Conchita & Eric Ladwig Annice & John Nanninga Shelly & Michael O’Neil Cheryl & Ron Ridlehuber Arlene & Sol Sachs Peg & Tim Welbes

Tickets

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The Pavilion Partners Fine Arts Scholarship Donors:

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.

$1,000

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

For most contemporary events, children 5 and under are admitted free to the lawn without a ticket. At most performing arts events, children are admitted free with their parents to the mezzanine and lawn areas. All children must have a ticket to sit in orchestra-level seating.

Charissa & Steve Arizpe Dana & Chris Baker Nelda & Jim Blair Sylvia Caracio Anne & Dave Dunlap Susan & Dan Fordyce Carol & Phil Garner Lisa & Fred Koetting Linn Energy Julie & Jerry Mayrant Arla & Gerald Neuberger Dr. Judith Ragsdale Maryann T. & Tim Seaman Sheryl & Hank Wood

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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

Concert Etiquette The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion offers concertgoers live performing arts events in a picturesque setting featuring such world-renowned organizations as the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet and Texas Music Festival Orchestra. The following information about concert etiquette will enhance your visit and help ensure that all of our guests enjoy their arts experience to the fullest. Electronic Devices Take a break from the outside world! Please turn off all cellphones and other audible electronics. Recording devices and photography are not allowed, including with cellular phones. 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. 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.

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During the Performance 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. Applause Not sure when to applaud and when not to? A good rule of thumb is to watch the conductor. The conductor should let you know when a piece is over by lowering both arms and turning to face the audience. After the Concert Bravo! As the applause dies down, the performers will put their instruments away and the leave the stage. The house lights will be turned on so guests can exit safely.

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

Guests may park free of charge in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Preferred parking is available for all events in the on-site Town Center Garage. For most events, lots open 90 minutes prior to the performance.

To ensure the enjoyment and safety of all our guests, the following items may not be brought into The Pavilion: glass bottles, cans, beverages, food (except picnic meals at performing arts events only), cameras, recording devices, weapons, aerosol cans, strollers, laser pointers, animals, tablets (iPads), laptops and lawn chairs.

Food and Beverages

Cameras and Recording Devices

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 the request of the individual artists, cameras and recording devices are not permitted at our facility.

Restrooms, Telephones Permanent restrooms and telephones are located in all three plazas. Lawn Chairs

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.

ATMs

For comfortable hillside seating, guests may bring blankets or use The Pavilion’s specially designed lawn chairs free of charge for all performing arts events. First Aid Trained medical professionals are on duty at all Pavilion events. If medical help is needed, ask any Pavilion staff member for assistance. Guests with Special Needs The Pavilion is accessible to guests with disabilities. For detailed information, consult our free brochure available at the Information Booths, call 281-364-3010, or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.

lost and Found To inquire about lost items, guests may ask a Pavilion staff member for assistance or call The Pavilion Administrative Office during business hours at 281-364-3010. Tours Guided tours of The Pavilion can be arranged for groups by calling 281-364-3010. Special Events The 1,600-square-foot Woodforest Bank Club, located just off The Pavilion’s North Plaza, is available for lease year-round. Outfitted with large video screens, multimedia equipment with surround sound, a copier, fax and dedicated telephone and modem lines, the Club is designed for business meetings and special, private events. For rental information, call 281-363-0900. The House of Blues Hospitality Tent provides a tented outdoor setting for pre- or post-concert gatherings at most contemporary concerts. For more information, call 281-363-0900.

Information Booths Information booths are located at the gated entrances in the North, South and Lawn plazas. If guests have questions or concerns, they are encouraged to visit Pavilion volunteers who staff the information booths throughout the events. Inclement Weather

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Pavilion concerts are not canceled due to rain. If it rains on the day of the concert, guests are encouraged to wear rain apparel.

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. April 2012 • 10


Official Program of

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The Art of

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Conductor Biography

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Robert Franz, conductor Milo Hamilton, narrator BAM!, CISD Art Students & ORWALL Baseball Players, visual art J.S. Smith/Ormandy The Star-Spangled Banner A. Von Tizle/S. Rosenhaus Take Me Out to the Ball Game Borodin Symphony No. 2 in B minor Elrman/S. Bartek Main Theme from “Batman” J. Williams Across the Stars: Attack of the Clones E. T. Rouse/R. Wendel Orange Blossom Special Honegger Pacific 231, Mouvement symphonique No. 1 Sousa National Game March S. Reineke Casey at the Bat D. Swander/P. Kelly Deep in the Heart of Texas

There will not be an intermission. Please turn off all cellphones during the concert. Photography and videography are not allowed, including with cellular devices.

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As music director of the Boise Philharmonic and associate conductor of the Houston Symphony, Robert Franz’s appeal as a first-rate conductor, energetic educator and enthusiastic showman has been acclaimed by critics, composers and audiences of all ages. In his role with the Houston Symphony, Franz leads with vibrant, athletic and entertaining direction in a broad range of creative educational and family concerts.

A champion of new music, Franz has conducted numerous world premieres and works by living composers and worked with some of today’s finest classical soloists. He has been invited to guest conduct orchestras throughout the United States. In addition to guest conducting the Virginia Symphony, San Antonio Symphony and Musiqa (Houston) this season, he returns to the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska and the South Bend Symphony Orchestra. Franz was recognized by ASCAP with the Leonard Bernstein Award for Educational Programming in 2008 with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and in 2001 with the Louisville Orchestra. The Louisville Orchestra’s award led to the creation of an education program for Kentucky Educational Television titled “Creating Music and Stories.” Winner of the 2008 BPO/ECMEA Music Educators Award for Excellence, Franz is a strong supporter of arts education, creating arts education programs for the Carolina Chamber Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, West End Chamber Ensemble and Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony. As associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra, he revitalized an ASCAP award-winning new music concert series, and served as co-host of “In a Different Key,” a weekly contemporary classical music radio program on WUOL. The Idaho Education Committee recognized Franz’s passion for music education this March when they asked him to address the Idaho Legislation on the importance of music in education. Further strengthening his commitment to bringing music education to young people, he authored his first children’s book with a CD titled “Stella’s Magical Musical Tour of America.” He hopes to introduce children to classical music by incorporating various musical excerpts intertwined throughout the story of a girl’s journey in a hot air balloon. This book also will be the theme of a Boise Philharmonic family concert in 2012. In addition to his current posts, Franz served as the music director of the Mansfield Symphony in Ohio from 2003-10, resident conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic from 2005-09 and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra from 1997-06. He also has led the Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Symphony, Louisville Youth Orchestra and Winston-Salem Youth Symphony. He continues to serve as music director emeritus of the Carolina Chamber Symphony, an orchestra that he founded,

Narrator Biography

Milo Hamilton

The Art of Baseball

Robert Franz

April 25 Program

Milo Hamilton recently completed his 27th season as the “Voice of the Houston Astros.” Already one of the all-time great broadcasters in major league history, he was inducted into his fifth Hall of Fame in January 2011.

Hamilton has been on the air for 66 years, beginning his baseball broadcasting career in the Three-I League in Davenport, Iowa, in 1950. He has been broadcasting major league baseball since 1953, including stops with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates. Hamilton was the play-by-play announcer of the 1979 World Champion Pirates and the 2005 National League Champion Houston Astros which he joined in 1985. His list of baseball-related honors dates back to 1962 when he was named Chicago’s Sportsman of the Year. Hamilton also won the inaugural Allen Russell Award for distinguished achievement in 1996, the inaugural 1997 RBI Foundation honor for his charitable work, and received the Great Communicator Award from the Press Club of Houston in 2000. Hamilton has earned the industry’s highest honor, receiving the Ford C. Frick award in 1992 from the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, the Radio Hall of Fame in 2000, the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002, and the Iowa Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011. The Astros organization honored Hamilton in 2009, dedicating Hamilton Street on the east side of Minute Maid Park as “Milo Hamilton Way,” and for his 65 years in baseball with the creation of the Milo Hamilton Scholarship in 2010. Hamilton hosts an off-season live radio talk show, “Astroline,” which features current and former players as guests. In 2005, Hamilton elected to only work home games beginning in 2006, but has made select road trips since then. This broadcasting legend co-authored the book “Making Airwaves, 60 Years at Milo’s Microphone” in 2006. He was born in Fairfield, Iowa, and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in radio speech. and provides educational programming workshops at the National Repertory Orchestra during the summer. Franz received his Master of Music in Conducting and his Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from North Carolina School of the Arts. He has participated in conducting workshops in the Czech Republic, St. Petersburg (Russia), Nashville, the Festival at Sandpoint, and was a participant in the 1997 National Conductor Preview. When not on the podium, Franz is an avid runner and a proponent of the Alexander technique. April 2012 • 4


Houston Symphony Orchestra Hans Graf, Music Director Roy and Lillie Cullen Chair Michael Krajewski Principal Pops 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 Second Violin Jennifer Owen, Principal Tina Zhang, Associate Principal Hitai Lee Kiju Joh Mihaela Oancea-Frusina Ruth Zeger Margaret Bragg Martha Chapman Kevin Kelly Tong Yan Christine Pastorek Amy Teare Viola Wayne Brooks, Principal Joan DerHovsepian, Associate Principal George Pascal, Assistant Principal Wei Jiang Linda Goldstein Sheldon Person Fay Shapiro Daniel Strba Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Tutor Chair Thomas Molloy Phyllis Herdliska Cello Brinton Averil Smith, Principal Janice and Thomas Barrow Chair Christopher French, Associate Principal Haeri Ju Jeffrey Butler Kevin Dvorak Xiao Wong Myung Soon Lee James R. Denton Anthony Kitai

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Sponsor Spotlight

Robert Franz Associate Conductor Trumpet Mark Hughes, Principal George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Chair John DeWitt, Associate Principal Robert Walp, Assistant Principal Anthony Prisk Speros P. Martel Chair

Piccolo Allison Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Tuba Dave Kirk, Principal

English Horn Adam Dinitz Clarinet David Peck, 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 Stewart Orton Chair Eric Arbiter, Associate Principal American General Chair J. Jeff Robinson** Elise Wagner Benjamin Atherholt* Contrabassoon J. Jeff Robinson** Benjamin Atherholt* Horn William VerMeulen, Principal Jacek Muzyk, Associate Principal Brian Thomas Robert and Janice McNair Foundation Chair Nancy Goodearl Philip Stanton Julie Thayer

By Kacie Pattavina

Sponsor, Beth Madison

Double Bass David Malone, Acting Principal 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 Jewett** Rebecca Powell-Garfield***

Oboe Anne Leek, Acting Principal Lucy Binyon Stude Chair Xiaodi Liu, Acting Associate Principal* Colin Gatwood Adam Dinitz

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Woodforest National Bank Support the Arts

Trombone Allen Barnhill, Principal Bradley White, Associate Principal Phillip Freeman Bass Trombone Phillip Freeman

Timpani Ronald Holdman, Principal Brian Del Signore, Associate Principal Percussion Brian Del Signore, Principal Mark Griffith Matthew Strauss

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Woodforest National Bank continue to support the performing arts at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Both companies are proud sponsors of free seating at The Art of Baseball with the Houston Symphony April 25. Since 1986, Anadarko has worked to ensure its employees and neighbors have access to arts organizations and services in the communities in which they work and live. The company takes pride in its history of partnering with The Pavilion and its performing arts events and educational outreach programs, including the annual Children’s Festival. “We are a science-based organization, and have long marveled at how the arts transform physics, chemistry, technology and math into delights for the mind and eye,” said Hank Wood, vice president of Anadarko. “Partnering with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to foster creativity and innovation brings richness to the soul of our community today and for tomorrow.” Anadarko is among the world’s largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies. Its 2,200 employees in The Woodlands and 4,900 employees worldwide work to preserve the environment, give back to communities and contribute to a more

secure energy future. Woodforest National Bank, privately owned and headquartered in The Woodlands, stands among the strongest community banks in the nation. It has proudly offered unsurpassed quality customer service since 1980 and has ranked No. 1 in market share among all other insured banking institutions in Montgomery County for 12 consecutive years. As a true community bank, Woodforest and its employees contribute countless volunteer hours and resources in support of many local organizations, including The Pavilion. They believe that when the community succeeds, they do as well. You can find Woodforest in the plaza at most of this season’s arts events. “We are proud of our ongoing corporate sponsorship of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion,” said Robert E. Marling Jr., CEO of Woodforest. “Our affiliation has resulted in increased brand recognition throughout this market and has proven to be a worthwhile investment in the community. We value our partnership and are proud to be associated with such a great organization.” The support of these two companies helps The Pavilion bring the power and beauty of live performing arts to our community.

Harp Paula Page, Principal Keyboard Scott Holshouser, Principal Neva Watkins West Chair

Giselle

Orchestra Personnel Manager Steve Wenig

FRIDAY

Assistant Orchestra Personnel Manager Michael Gorman

MAY

Librarian Thomas Takaro

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Assistant Librarians Erik Gronfor Michael McMurray Stage Manager Donald Ray Jackson

7:30 p.m. Gates at 6:30 p.m.

Assistant Stage Manager Kelly Morgan Stage Technician Toby Blunt Zoltan Fabry Cory Grant * Contracted Substitute ** Leave of Absence *** Regular Substitute

Danielle Rowe & Jun Shuang Huang in “Giselle”

Love, betrayal, redemption…it’s all played out in stunning simplicity in “Giselle,” the story of a peasant girl and her love for a young aristocrat disguised as a commoner, presented with the famous lakeside scene from “Swan Lake” and the spectacular classical showpiece, “Le Corsaire” (“The Pirate”). Pre-performance activities, sponsored by Linn Energy, include a performance of scenes from “Swan Lake” by Payne Academy of Performing Arts. $20 orchestra seating, FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of George P. Mitchell, The Wortham Foundation and Cullen Trust for the Perfoming Arts

Photo by Amitava Sarkar

www.woodlandscenter.org 281-363-3300 Tickets and subscription packages can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and on event days through the start of the show. Individual tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. April 2012 • 6


ShowTime

A True Partner from the Start

ShowTime is a list of events scheduled for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, including start times and ticket prices. Information is subject to change. Please check our website for the latest event information.

Caracio and her late husband, Vince, helped create Partners’ Annual Wine Dinner & Auction, an event that raises money for fine arts scholarships and The Pavilion’s educational outreach programs. Over the past 13 years, Partners has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to aspiring students of the visual and performing arts. Caracio also volunteers for numerous fundraising events of Partners and has been an active

member of its board of directors for many years.

The mother of two grown children, Susan and Mark, and two lovely granddaughters, Caracio’s love for her children and grandchildren overflows into our community. Partners is fortunate to have such a wonderful volunteer dedicated to making the arts accessible to children of all ages and improving the lives of children in need.

Robert Franz

Dancer: Melody Herrera

Styx

April 25 The Art of Baseball • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Robert Franz, conductor Milo Hamilton, narrator BAM! & CISD Art Students, Visual Art $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation & Woodforest National Bank Giselle • 7:30 p.m. with Houston Ballet $20 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of George P. Mitchell, The Wortham Foundation & Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts

May 5 KSBJ Special Events Presents Casting Crowns • 7 p.m. with Matthew West, Royal Tailor and Lindsay McCaul $78.75 Res. Pit / $47.75 & $31.50 Reserved / $21 Lawn May 12 Styx & REO Speedwagon • 6:40 p.m. $115 Res. Pit / $115, $75, $59.50, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn May 18 Dave Matthews Band • 7 p.m. with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros $75 GA Pit / $75 Reserved / $40.50 Lawn May 24 Hot Night in Havana • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Michael Krajewski, conductor Tiempo Libre, special guests $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation June 2 Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band • 8 p.m. $136 Res. Pit / $136, $86 & $46 Reserved / $46 Lawn June 8 The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour • 8 p.m. $125 Res. Pit / $125, $85, $65, $45 & $25 Reserved / $20 Lawn June 16

Dierks Bentley • Time TBA with special guests TBA 2012 Country Megaticket: $425 Sterling Package / $299.75 Silver Package / $92.50 Lawn Package / Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

The Beach Boys

Iron Maiden

Hans Graf

Crosby, Stills & Nash

June 23 Gang of Outlaws with ZZ Top • 6:30 p.m. with 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson Ticket prices TBA June 24 One Direction • 7:30 p.m. Sold Out July 3

Star-Spangled Salute • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Michael Krajewski, conductor AJ Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle, vocalists FREE event sponsored by The Woodlands Development Company

July 11 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival • 6 p.m. $89.50 GA Pit / $69.50, $39.50 & $29 Reserved / $29 Lawn July 13 Big Time Rush • 7 p.m. with Cody Simpson and Rachel Crow $65 Res. Pit / $65, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn July 14

Farmers presents Rascal Flatts • Time TBA wth Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge 2012 Country Megaticket: $425 Sterling Package / $299.75 Silver Package / $92.50 Lawn Package / Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

July 15

311 • 7 p.m. with Slightly Stoopid $59.50 GA Pit / $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $25 Lawn

July 20 Barenaked Ladies & Blues Traveler • 7 p.m. with Big Head Todd and the Monsters and Cracker $69.50, $49.50, $39.50 & $29.50 Reserved / $20 Lawn July 22 Chicago & The Doobie Brothers • 7:30 p.m. $145 Res. Pit / $145, $86, $46, $36 & $26 Reserved / $26 Lawn July 26

Dierks Bentley

Photo by Robert Matheu

One Direction

Michael Krajewski

May 4

Tiempo Libre

Casting Crowns

Lavard Skou-Larsen Photo by Michael Tammaro

She began her professional life as a teacher and is dedicated to improving the lives of children. In addition to volunteering for Partners, Caracio is an enthusiastic volunteer for Montgomery County Youth Services. As a member of the MCYS development committee, she has been a vital part of the organization’s annual Celebrity Golf Classic and “Ladies Night Out” fundraisers for years. She also serves on the Alley Theatre’s board of directors and the Grogan’s Point Residents’ Association.

Photo by Amitava Sarkar

Sylvia Caracio has been a dedicated volunteer with The Pavilion Partners since the very beginning. When she first moved to Texas nearly 20 years ago, she joined The Woodlands Living Arts Council. While serving on the organization’s board of directors, the WLAC became The Pavilion Partners, the official volunteer organization for The Pavilion. She has been an active Pavilion volunteer ever since.

Giselle

Photo by Bruce Bennett

By Kacie Pattavina

Warner Bros. presents Bugs Bunny at the Symphony • 8:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony George Daugherty, creator and conductor $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

June 21 Il Divo • 8 p.m. $105 Res. Pit / $105, $89.50, $49.50 & $39.50 Reserved

Aug. 3 Kiss and Mötley Crüe • 6:45 p.m. $126 Res. Pit / $126, $100.50, $70.50, $50.50 & $30.50 Reserved / $26 Lawn

June 22 Texas Music Festival Orchestra • 8 p.m. Lavard Skou-Larsen, conductor FREE event

Aug. 12 Jason Mraz • 7:30 p.m. with Christina Perri $59.50 Res. Pit / $59.50 & $39.50 Reserved / $23 Lawn

Jason Aldean

Aug. 15 Crosby, Stills & Nash • 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices TBA Aug. 18

Iron Maiden • 7:30 p.m. with Coheed and Cambria $99.50 GA Pit / $99.50, $79.50 & $59.50 Reserved / $35 Lawn

Sept. 6

Latin American Classical • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Hans Graf, conductor $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Sept. 8

Ford F-Series presents Toby Keith • Time TBA with Brantley Gilbert plus special guest 2012 Country Megaticket: $425 Sterling Package / $299.75 Silver Package / $92.50 Lawn Package / Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

Sept. 21

Evening with Brahms • 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Hans Graf, conductor Frank Huang, violin Brinton Averil Smith, cello $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of The Wortham Foundation

Oct. 12

Hocus Pocus Pops • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of H-E-B

Oct. 26

Jason Aldean • Time TBA with Luke Bryan plus special guest 2012 Country Megaticket: $425 Sterling Package / $299.75 Silver Package / $92.50 Lawn Package / Individual ticket prices and on-sale date TBA

Nov. 10 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 10 a.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door Nov. 11 17th Annual Children’s Festival • 12 p.m. presented by Devon Energy $8 in advance / $10 at door Dec. 7 Holly Jolly Symphony Spectacular • 7:30 p.m. with the Houston Symphony $15 orchestra seating / FREE mezzanine and lawn seating courtesy of Woodforest National Bank & KPMG, LLP.

Ticket Information Prices do not include service charge. Tickets are available at all outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through intermission. The Box Office is located at the north entrance to The Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. For more information, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org. Prepaid, preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for most performing arts events and $15 per vehicle for most contemporary events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Some service charges may apply. Advance purchase is not required, but guarantees a space the day of the show.

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On Stage Program  

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