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SOUND OF MUSIC

NEW CONDUCTOR

WE’RE #1!

Channel your inner Maria and join The Pavilion for a Sound of Music Sing-A-Long on the big screens, August 27 at 8 p.m.

An interview with the Houston Symphony’s dynamic and innovative Principal Pops Conductor Designate, Steven Reineke.

The Pavilion has been ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in the world, according to Pollstar magazine, the concert industry’s leading trade publication.


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ON THE MAIN STAGE

It has been a busy first half of our 27th Season of presenting the very best concerts on tour as well as fine arts entertainment. We were proud to host sold out shows for the Houston Symphony’s Star Wars & More: A John Williams Tribute, Weezer and Twenty One Pilots. We are especially delighted to be ranked number 1 in outdoor amphitheater ticket sales in the world through June 30th!

THE HILL IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC! Do-Re-Mi with your family August 27

Season tickets will go on sale next month for our 28th Season. We are excited about the renovation to our exclusive VIP Club, a benefit of Season Seat Subscribers. The new VIP Club will be a two story top notch facility with expanded patio seating upstairs. Now, more than ever, is the right time to become a Pavilion Season Seat Subscriber. As you will read in this issue, The Pavilion was proud to bring back Chamberfest this summer for its fifth year. This program directly supports our Mission of providing training and performance opportunities for young artists. I want to say goodbye and thank you to Christine Scully who is retiring and has been my Director of Development for the past 13 years. Christine has been an amazing employee and will be missed. There are more events to come in our 27th season as found in this issue of Center Stage. Come out, bring the family and enjoy this world class venue. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy at The Pavilion. See you on the hill.

Jerry MacDonald President & CEO

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


PAVILION PROFILE

HOUSTON SYMPHONY CONDUCTOR POPS INTO HOUSTON Getting to know Steven Reineke, Principal Pops Conductor Designate Steven Reineke’s passion for music began at a young age in Tipp City, Ohio, a small town north of Dayton. “My father would play his guitar and sing me to sleep when I was a child,” he said. “As a teenager, I taught myself how to play the piano and then began composing and arranging music.” Reineke feels like the profession chose him as he was lucky enough to be born with an innate talent for music. Reineke added a fourth orchestra to his plate after accepting the position of Principal Pops Conductor Designate for the Houston Symphony in 2015. He also is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a pops conductor, Reineke keeps abreast of what is happening musically and culturally in our society to bring to his audience. “I believe the symphony orchestra still has a very relevant place in pop culture, as long as we’re programming compelling and interesting pieces for every possible demographic that we can reach,” he stated. Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors and is well-known for his innovative composing and arranging. “Steven is always looking for the next big thing with the highest artistic quality,” said Lesley Sabol, director of popular programming for the Houston Symphony. “He literally

“IF YOU STOP CONSTANTLY RAISING THE BENCHMARK FOR YOURSELF THEN YOU MIGHT AS WELL HANG IT UP.” – STEVEN REINEKE

lives down the street from Broadway and his access to bring guest artists to Houston is truly going to delight our patrons.” Reineke will take over as Principal Pops Conductor, June 1, 2017 after Michael Krajewski says farewell after 17 years. Sabol noted, “We will miss Mike tremendously but we cannot think of a better guy to lead us into the next chapter.”


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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT

Encore The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands would like to thank the following contributors for their financial support of our 2016 Performing Arts Season and Educational Outreach Programs as of this printing deadline.

$100,000-$250,000 Live Nation The Pavilion Partners

$50,000-$75,000

ExxonMobil Huntsman Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands Development Company The Wortham Foundation

$25,000-$49,000

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands PepsiCo Woodforest National Bank

$15,000-$24,999

ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment CB&I H-E-B Visit South Walton

$10,000-$14,999

Accenture Comcast FMC Technologies Insperity KPMG, LLC Newfield Exploration Company YMCA- Run Thru The Woods

$5,000-$9,999 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and CB&I are proud to announce their partnership for the 2016 performing arts season. With over 125 years of experience and the expertise of more than 40,000 employees, CB&I is the leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry. Additionally, their worldwide administrative headquarters can be found right here in The Woodlands. “CB&I has been an active community partner for many years, building a culture of giving back not only financially but through volunteerism as well,” said Christine Scully, director of development for The Pavilion. “This year, their support will allow The Pavilion to deepen our educational efforts related to our common interest of Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements (STEAM) at our 2016 Children’s Festival.” Christi Thoms-Knox, senior vice president of corporate planning added, “CB&I values The Pavilion’s long tradition of community enrichment and strengthening education in The Woodlands. We take pride in serving the communities we are a part of by encouraging employee involvement and volunteerism at every level.”

AON Hewitt Efficient Wealth Management Fidelity Investments Sandra & Keith Winters Wells Fargo Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

$2,000-$4,999

Century 21 Realty Partners City of Shenandoah EMI Renewal by Andersen Sheryle & Fred Greene

Scholarship Donors

Nancy Battle • Steven Bouck • Sylvia Caracio Laurel & Craig Cheyne • Charlotte & Rob Cloninger Jacque & Lloyd Everson • Alice & Patrick Hynes Mark Scott • Alix & Don Muhlbach Arla & Gerald Neuberger • Amy & Keith Odom Suzanne & Robert Potter

In-Kind

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


TREAT YOURSELF!

THE VIP EXPERIENCE 2017 Season Tickets on Sale in September The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts more than 40 Live Nation events each season. Don’t just hear about the great concert last night… be there with season tickets at The Pavilion! Being a season subscriber ensures that you and your guests never have to worry about securing seats to your favorite artist, finding parking or waiting in line to enter the venue. With access to the private and renovated for the 2017 season, Woodforest Bank VIP Club, exclusive gate entry and parking included, the reasons are countless to treat yourself to the season subscriber experience. Seat locations are available based on desired experience and budget level in both the orchestra and mezzanine, under the big white tent, with most close to the stage and in the middle of the action! For more information, contact JD Villasenor, director of premium seat sales, at 281-210-1121 or jvillasenor@woodlandscenter.org.

2016 MID YEAR

Worldwide Ticket Sales TOP 50 AMPHITHEATRE VENUES

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203,092 184,546 157,472

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands, TX Hollywood Bowl Los Angeles, CA Waldbühne Berlin Berlin, GERMANY

127,546 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO 127,130 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ 6 116,370 Filene Center At Wolf Trap Vienna, VA 7 110,303 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC The Pavilion is now ranked first in the top 100 amphitheaters in 8 95,355 Bristow, VA the world basedJiffy onLube theLive number of tickets sold so far this year,

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Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley

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has joined The Pavilion team as director of development. Lisa has an impressive resumé with over 20 years of development and non-profit experience in The Woodlands area, most recently with Texas Children’s Hospital and Interfaith of The Woodlands. Lisa will oversee fundraising activities for The Pavilion.


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ON THE MAIN STAGE

ON THE MAIN STAGE

PAINT THE PAVILION BLACK!

JAZZING UP THE NIGHT!

Houston Symphony: The Music Of The Rolling Stones September 2

The Houston Symphony Celebrates Hispanic Heritage September 15

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

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

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

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


2016 SHOW SCHEDULE AUG. 12 - 7:15 P.M.

Hank Williams Jr. and Chris Stapleton

AUG. 13 - 6:30 P.M.

Disturbed & Breaking Benjamin with Alter Bridge & Saint Asonia

AUG. 14 - 7 P.M.

Gwen Stefani with Eve

AUG. 19 - 6:30 P.M.

Heart with Joan Jett & the Black Hearts and Cheap Trick

AUG. 20 - 7 P.M.

Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa

AUG. 21 - 7 P.M.

Dierks Bentley with special guests Randy Houser, Cam & Tucker Beathard

AUG. 22 - 7 P.M.

Def Leppard with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

AUG. 26 - 6:30 P.M.

Slipknot with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice and Men

AUG. 27 - 8 P.M.

Sound of Music Sing-A-Long

SEPT. 2 - 8 P.M.

Houston Symphony, Music Of The Rolling Stones, Brent Havens, conductor

SEPT. 5 - 7 P.M.

Fifth Harmony

SEPT. 8 - 7 P.M.

Goo Goo Dolls & Collective Soul with Tribe Society

SEPT. 9 - 7 P.M.

Brantley Gilbert

SEPT. 15 - 8 P.M.

Houston Symphony, Hispanic Heritage Celebration, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor

SEPT. 18 - 7:30 P.M.

5 Seconds of Summer

SEPT. 22 - 6 P.M.

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival feat. Dane Cook & Sebastian Maniscalco

SEPT. 23 - 8 P.M.

Ray LaMontagne

SEPT. 24 - 7:30 P.M.

Alabama Shakes with Corinne Bailey Rae

SEPT. 25 - 6:45 P.M.

Counting Crows & Rob Thomas

OCT. 7 - 7:30 P.M.

Houston Symphony, Hocus Pocus Pops

OCT. 20 - 7 P.M.

Luke Bryan

NOV.12 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

21st Annual Children’s Festival Presented by ExxonMobil

NOV. 13 NOON TO 5 P.M.

21st Annual Children’s Festival Presented by ExxonMobil

DEC. 1 - 7 P.M.

Holly Jolly Jingle

Twenty One Pilots dazzled a sold out crowd on July 5.

Woodlands resident & 2016 Olympic Diver Kassidy Cook enjoyed Star-Spangled Salute with her family and friends on July 3.

For more information, call 281-364-3010 or visit our website at www.woodlandscenter.org.


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$1000 Candi & Gerald Glenn Alison & Rich Henderson Amy & Jonathan Homeyer Ed Jones Tricia & Jerry MacDonald Whitney & Derek McCoy Sara & Randy Ortwein Vicki & Michael Richmond Paul Taylor

$500 Annette & Kenneth Hallock Amy & Jeff Kaszak Terry & Ray Larson Amy & Keith Odom

$250

Hello Partners, Each year the Montgomery County Women’s Council of Organizations (MCWCO) recognizes the many accomplished women in our community who have given to local charitable organizations by volunteering their time and talents. This year, the Pavilion Partners were delighted to nominate Judith Bartok as our 2016 Woman of Distinction. Judith holds a position on our Board, she is the chair of our craft committee and is active on the scholarship and pre-concert committees. I was honored to attend the luncheon held at the Waterway Marriott, along with many other Partners and Pavilion staff, to show our support for her. Congratulations, Judith! We have many very exciting performing arts events still to come this season. The Sound of Music SingA-Long on August 27th, The Music of the Rolling Stones on September 2nd and the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on September 15th each offering families a wonderful evening out. These shows are sure to draw a large crowd, so please don’t delay in signing-up to volunteer for one or all of these events. See you out there,

Sarah Epley

Nancy Battle Cynthia & Ronald Brandt Deborah Butler Beth & Doug Grijalva Karen & Gary Lach Judith & Charles Lano

$100 Chardelle & George Adelson Melissa & Bernardo Aguayo Susan & Darrell Bach Linda & Robert Baldwin Nancy & Mike Becker Nell & Ed Belanger Roberta & Ed Bergemann Debbie & Danny Black Melissa Black & Susy Pardillo Robin & Jim Booth Joy & James Borneman Brenda Eames & Alan Braaten Sharon & Tom Bowen Carol & Tom Buffa Perisha & Jeremy Burnham Annabelle & Chris Carrillo Barbara & Regan Chambers Patsy & Namen Chambliss Julia & Edmund Chapman Adriana Connelly Sean Kenneth Connelly Gaye & Bill Craig Andria & Gabe Cuellar Debra & Matt Dozier Linda & Rob Eissler Keith & Grady Ferry Mary-Lou & Gary Fitch Lisa & Al Fittipaldi Beth & Greg Folks Angela & Mark Gott Robin & Mike Griffith

Dana Hahn & Jason Podsednik Patricia Harrison & Frank Radik Susan & Chris Harte Janene & Rick Hemmen Amy Jackson & Paul Herman Freda Thomas & Nathaniel Holt Monica & Jon Hoover Connie & Bob Horton Vicki Huebler & Debbie Stofcheck Judy & Richard Jones Minda & Jon Joslin Rosie & Bill Kelly Beth & Bruce Krantz Conchita & Eric Ladwig Jean & Robert Lesniewski Linda & Irv Lichtman Karen & James Listak Christina & Jose Lozano Diane & John Lundgren Nancy & Terrance Mahan Christine & William McBee Estelle & Mark McLaughlin Shelli Moran & Justin Styles Deanna & Larry Myers Dalinda & Brien O’Donal Mr. and Mrs. Michael O’Neil Jadzia & Richard Olson Sandra & Troy Oney Jeannie & Bernie Otten Melissa & Brian Pate Dana Hahn & Jason Podsednik Karen & Lance Portman Joyce & Ken Reynolds Margie & Keith Richardson Rachel Mulkey & Zach Richmond Arlene & Sol Sachs Nancy & Steve Sandstrum Ann & Dane Sever Brandi & James Spurgin Chrystal & Don Tamillo Ellen & Nat Turner Paula & Benny Van Osdell Eileen & Gilbert Withers Traci & Mark Zeller

$50 Ashley Adriance Robert Arend Alana Ashley Laura Ashley Vicki Baird Melissa Barksdale Cleo Barry Judith Bartok Bunny Benditz Stephanie Beridon Audrey Bernhoft

Bruce Bernhoft James Bibis Michelle Bridges Helen Burwell Beth Butler Debbie Cain Julie Camacho Sylvia Caracio Gordon Carruth Simone Chiang Jim Cicero Candis Cooper Michael Cozart Debra Cruz June Cullum Rose Davis Lee Deskus Charles Dougherty Ruth Dowden Kelly Edmonds Sarah Epley Beverly Fennessy Jane Fisher Sylvia Forbes Caroline Garrett Viorica & Ion Ghica Siriwan Goodwin Careen Gregory Linda Gulledge Lori Guyette Tandi Hodges Lynn Hullinger Michelle Huser Marlies Iida Theresa Jensen Lisa Johnson Valerie Johnston John Kanai Letty Kelley Donna King Cindy Kirk Deborah Kline Lisa Koetting Jose Leal Cindy Lentz Karen Lewis Cameron Lorenz Linda Mallet Sydney Mark Melinda Martin David Mayes James Mayo Debbie McCarthy Brian McCulloch Jane McKetta Katey Middleton Phyllis Molnar

Ann Moore Myron Murphy Ronn NaQuin Betty Nelson Janlyn Nentwig Linda Newbold Diane Nielsen Nora Norman Cindy Notarainni Madeleine Nutt Nancy Pearsall Larry Perry Nancy Phillips Steven Prevost Thomas Rafferty Phillip Redmon Liz Regan Al Rice Rhonda Richardson Dwana Ricks Mathew Risley John Robichau Marinella Roger Lori Rubel Andrea Saldaña Sharon Schilling Leigh Schoner David Schottle Kim Shin David Smith Ronald Smith Stacy Spitzmueller Suzann Staats Chris Steinke Kim Stetler Candace Strang Stephanie Teed Ben Thomas Maria Valenzuela Connie Wagner Edward Walsh Carol Watkins Jeannie Williams David Wilson Rebecca Wolfe Gene Wolfson Janet Wong Jamie Youngblood


HOCUS POCUS POPS

CASTING A SPELL OVER THE PAVILION Hocus Pocus Pops set for October 7

The mystical gates open at 6 p.m. and that’s when the magic promises to begin. The first 100 costumed children to checkin at Hocus Pocus Central in the North Plaza will get the chance to march in the Goblin Parade. Spellbinding crafts, otherworldly prizes, and much more guarantee a ghoulishly good time!

ESSAY CONTEST

GET OUT YOUR QUILL!

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

ONE CRAFTY LADY

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

Hocus Pocus Pops “SPOOKTACULAR” Essay Contest

Cue the flashlights and scary stories! The Pavilion wants to hear your ghostliest Halloween tale for the 6th Annual Hocus Pocus Pops “Spooktacular” Essay Contest. All students in kindergarten – 12th grade are welcome to participate. Prizes include gift cards, VIP tickets to the Houston Symphony’s Hocus Pocus Pops and your story published in a newspaper! Get your goblin juices flowing – entries are due to The Pavilion by September 1st.

Judith Bartok Named Woman of Distinction

Judith Bartok, Pavilion Partners Board of Directors member since 2012 and head of the Pre-Concert Activities committee, was honored as this year’s Woman of Distinction. Bartok’s hard work, dedication and leadership have shined through each of her planned pre-concert crafts for children, confirming she is the Partners’ 2016 Woman of Distinction.


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TRAINING TOMORROW’S SYMPHONY STARS 5th Annual Chamberfest held in June By Maddie Owen The Woodlands Chamberfest returned to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a fifth year of lessons from notable Juilliard alumni. Twenty-nine students attended the four-day program from June 12 to June 16. The program is designed for junior high through high school aged students and supports The Pavilion’s Mission of providing training and performance opportunities for young artists. Chamberfest expands the students’ knowledge and improves their skills within chamber music. The Woodlands Chamberfest was started by The Woodlands College Park alumnus, Marie Daniels in 2012 in the living room of her parents’ home and has since taken place at The Pavilion. Daniels hopes to teach young students about necessary communication, collaboration and leadership skills through chamber music.

met with the instructor who played their given instrument for one-on-one learning. These lessons provided the students an opportunity to sharpen their skills. The students spent the four days rehearsing for a final performance in which they performed three pieces of their choice on June 16, for an audience in The Pavilion Event Center’s Encore Suite.

“THE PAVILION IS A SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS COMMUNITY AND THEIR ENCOURAGEMENT HAS ALLOWED ME TO GROW THE FESTIVAL, WITH HOPES THAT IT CONTINUES TO GROW IN THE FUTURE.” – MARIE DANIELS

Students who participated in the program were given the opportunity to put their collaboration skills to use as they worked in their assigned chamber groups throughout the week with each of the five instructors. Students were also provided one private lesson during the program, where they

“The support of The Pavilion is paramount to the success of Chamberfest through their assistance in ways including, but not limited to, the providing of facilities, operations and financial support,” said founder and instructor Marie Daniels. “Additionally, The Pavilion is a symbol of excellence in the arts community and their encouragement has allowed me to grow the festival, with hopes that it continues to grow in the future.”


OFFICERS

CHILDHOOD DREAM COMES TRUE

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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Abendschein Joseph P. Ash Jeff Beard Paul J. Carroll Sarah Epley Jason K. Harris Peter R. Huntsman Patrick Hynes Paul R. Kenworthy, M.D. Daniel E. Kolkhorst Maryann T. Mannen Larry Massaro

HOMETOWN STUDENT PLAYS ON THE PAVILION STAGE Since 1990, each summer, young professional musicians descend upon the University of Houston campus for a four-week intensive orchestral fellowship program. Each of the 100 musicians accepted into the program receive a fellowship that includes tuition, housing and meals. The program is a dynamic opportunity for young musicians to learn from distinguished artists from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music faculty as well as members of the Houston Symphony with a mission of preparing them for a career in music. The program culminated at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for a free concert June 24 where the Texas Music Festival Orchestra took the Main Stage and for one fellow, made a childhood dream come true. Scott Leger, a French horn player from The Woodlands developed a love for the arts by watching the Houston Symphony and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra perform as a child. “The Pavilion has been in my musical life since I began playing my instrument in the 4th grade,” Legar stated. “And now, I have been given the opportunity to actually perform on the stage I watched for so many years.” A recent summa cum laude graduate from Southern Methodist University, Leger majored in Music Education and Music Performance and will continue his education this fall at the Yale School of Music. The Pavilion is very proud to be a catalyst to enhance an appreciation for the arts and provide performance opportunities for young artists.

Estelle P. McLaughlin Sara Ortwein Steve Pate Blake Pounds Michelle Riley-Brown Adrienne Ropp Larry Shaffer Patrick Shea Andrew E. Steinberg Christine Thoms-Knox Steve Van Howe Keith W. Winters

DIRECTOR IN MEMORIAM Cynthia Woods Mitchell (1922 - 2009)

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


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