Become a world traveler with the Houston Symphony! The Great Orchestra Expedition uses music, archeology and anthropology to explore the natural world and learn more about ancient cultures. Travel through time with music from the famous adventure film “Jurassic Park.” Other culturally diverse classics include Dvorák’s “Slavonic Dance,” Grieg’s “March of the Dwarfs” from Lyric Suite, Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta” and more. This musical adventure, led by American Conducting Fellow Rebecca Miller, takes place June 7 at 7:30 p.m. at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Miller was a prize winner at the 8th Leeds Conducting Competition in England. She is praised by reviewers in such UK publications as The Times, The Strad and Musical Opinion for her “new insights into old works,” innovative programming and broad-ranging repertoire. Miller returns to The Pavilion with the Houston Symphony for this adventurous and educational program.

Come early and enjoy the numerous pre-concert activities for free, including The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and dinosaur rubbings; decorate a dinosaur tooth at The Houston Museum of Natural Science T-Rex Tooth Sheds table; meet the Chick-fil-A cow; participate in coloring the world contest; and the first 500 people in the gate receive a free t-shirt. Parents can register-to-win prizes from Macy’s, Mosquito Nix, and Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House.” Join Professor Ira Black in Pavilion Talk, an informative discussion about the background and history of the evening’s concert, from 6:45 – 7:15 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Lawn seating is free courtesy of the Catherine & George Lindahl Family Foundation. This event is also sponsored in part by Arts Houston Magazine. Lawn chairs are available free of charge for this and other performing arts events this season. Pack a picnic and sit on the hill, keeping in mind that beverages can not be brought into the venue.

Although lawn seating is free, tickets or vouchers are required and are available at the following locations: The Pavilion Ticket Office, the Community Associations of The Woodlands, The Woodlands Recreational Center, The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, and at select Borders Bookstores, Chick-fil-A, H-E-B and Woodforest National Bank locations. Click here for exact locations.

Tickets for The Great Orchestra Expedition are $15 for covered reserved and $10 for uncovered reserved. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Ticket Office and all Ticketmaster locations. The Pavilion Ticket office is located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday. Visit to purchase tickets to this and other Pavilion events.

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 Ticket Office. Guests also can 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.

For more information regarding upcoming events at The Pavilion, call 281-363-3300 or click here.

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2007 Performing Arts Season is generously sponsored by the Community Associations of The Woodlands, Houston Community Newspapers, Mosquito Nix, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.

Contact: Mandi Hunsicker-Sallee, 281-210-1113
2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380

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