May 2, 2021 | Gates at 5:00 PM | Show at 6:00 PM

A Symphonic Metamorphosis

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra

On May 2, witness the Woodlands Symphony in a new venue with a new conductor, new seating design and a new program honoring music educators.

The Event Center at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts this year’s Woodlands Symphony spring celebration, A Symphonic Metamorphosis. Doors open at 5:00 PM with seating for General Admission, Student Discount prices and orchestra section VIP seating. The Event Center will be at half capacity for this concert limiting audience to the first 500. Tickets for this concert sold exclusively at TicketMaster outlets and online.

The WSO welcomes to the podium guest conductor Clarence Frank. Maestro Frank has recently been honored with a master’s degree in conducting from Sam Houston State and is the Music Director for Baytown Symphony. He is an accomplished cellist and choir director with years of professional experience as an educator, performer and conductor. He has a commanding style of leadership with a heart filled with passion for music.

With the Covid crisis of the past year, Artistic Director Darryl Bayer felt a strong urge to redefine the setup of an orchestra. Since the 1920’s when Leopold Stokowski boldly experimented with the Philadelphia Orchestra there has not been a radical change in 100 years. The WSO too has been experimenting this year in smaller venues with their setup and has discovered a new design pleasing to the eyes and ears.

Music educators around the world have reinvented the system for teaching band, orchestra and choir this year. The WSO honors those innovations in a program that includes Brahams’ Academic Festival Overture, Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, Michael Kamen’s American Symphony from the soundtrack to Mr. Holland’s Opus along with the centerpiece of the concert, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis.

Clarence Frank

Guest Conductor

VIP General Admission $55
General Admission $35
Student General Admission $15

To receive text updates about this show, text WSO21 to (877) 350-1693.

For information about current COVID-19 protocols, head here.

The Pavilion Box Office is closed for the season.

Parking, Rules & Important Details


Preferred parking is available for $20 plus service charge. FREE guest parking is available in lighted and patrolled lots convenient to The Pavilion. Purchase Paid Parking.

Pavilion Rules

Permitted and non-permitted items may vary per show. Camera policies are set at the discretion of the artist and may vary at each show. For more information and specific policies, head here.

Please Note

All shows, especially opening acts are tentative and subject to change without notice. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Service charges will apply. Ticketmaster and Live Nation Ticketing is the official ticketing source of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Pavilion does not endorse or recommend any other ticketing source for events held at The Pavilion. The only exception is when purchasing tickets through an official artist fan club website.

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