Start your summer vacation with a musical journey listening to the sounds of the Houston Symphony for A Symphonic Journey June 6 at 8 p.m. Robert Franz leads the audience on a musical trip around the world featuring classical music’s more popular tunes and composers.

Tickets to A Symphonic Journey are $15 for orchestra seating and mezzanine and lawn seating are free. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open at 7 p.m.

Your musical journey begins with Russian composer Tchaikovsky’s Suite from “Swan Lake,” American composer Bernstein’s Overture to “West Side Story,” French composer Ravel’s Suite from “Mother Goose” and continues with American composers John Williams’ Sayuri’s Theme from “Memoirs of a Geisha,” and Duke Ellington’s “Duke Ellington Fantasy.” This journey also explores Russian, English, Mexican and Czech composers including a piece by Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonín Dvořák.

More than 100 gifted musicians from around the world are showcased in a free concert in conjunction with the Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival for Wagner & Maazel’s “Ring Without Words” June 13 at 8 p.m. Carlos Spierer conducts these young artists performing Loren Maazel’s masterful, voiceless concert adaption of Richard Wagner’s opera from “The Ring Cycle.” Assisting his son is Leon Spierer as guest concertmaster.

The finalists and winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition will be announced. The University of Houston Moores School of Music sponsors the Texas Music Festival’s intensive four-week program that allows young musicians from all parts of the world to perform together and compete against one another. These Orchestral Fellows are advanced students and young professional musicians.

On June 13, The Pavilion is welcoming the Boys Scouts of America where they can complete their Music Merit Badge. Activities they can visit are The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and Partners Arts & Crafts booth. They can visit live performances from The School of Rock-The Woodlands in the North Plaza and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra on the Main Stage. Guests can rock out to the sounds of The School of Rock The Woodlands performing on the Side Stage in the North Plaza from 7:15-7:45 p.m. The first 100 guests to enter the gates receive a free T-shirt as a souvenir.

Plaza activities for both concerts start at 7 p.m. with The Pavilion Partners, Texas Children’s Hospital, Fidelity Investments, Woodforest National Bank, Century 21 Realty Partners, Renewal by Andersen and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion. Get insight into the evening’s program with Pavilion Talk, a free pre-concert discussion led by noted music scholar and former college professor Ira J. Black from 7:15-7:45 p.m.

Guests are welcome to have a picnic 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!

Orchestra tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets are not required for free seating.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. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Fiesta, select H-E-B and Walmart locations and Media Magic, by calling 800-745-3000 or online at The Pavilion Box Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands, Texas.

Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive.  Parking is $5 per vehicle for this and most performing arts events. Tickets for on-site parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion Box Office. Guests also may park in any of the five free parking lots on the southwest side of The Pavilion. The free, color-coded lots are connected to The Pavilion by corresponding pathways with signs leading across The Waterway.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2014 Performing Arts Season is presented by The Woodlands Development Company and sponsored by Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, Huntsman Corporation, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation, Texas Children’s Hospital. 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 outreach programs.

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