Relax and enjoy the classical music of Mozart at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for Music of Mozart Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. The world-renowned Houston Symphony, led by Hans Graf, takes the audience through the fast-paced, yet graceful tone of this classical music. Covered seating is $15 and uncovered seating is $10. Free lawn seating is sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts, The Wortham Foundation and KPMG, LLP.

The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 and Symphony No. 35, or “Haffner” symphony, and Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin.” The first piece of the evening is Symphony No. 29 which consists of four movements. It starts off gracefully and continues to a nervous dotted rhythm carrying the audience through different stages of Mozart’s tone. Symphony No. 35 has more of a sophisticated style with its charm and lovely strings.

Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” is composed of six movements, each dedicated to a friend of Ravel’s who died in World War I. Although some would think this piece would be sad and depressing, Ravel actually made it lighthearted. His thought was that “the dead are sad enough, in their eternal silence.”

Before the concert, visit the Fidelity Investments Plaza to enjoy pre-concert activities. Kids can discover the classical sounds of the symphony by playing the instruments at The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo, sponsored by Music & Arts. Kids also feel like royalty creating royal crowns at The Partners arts and crafts booth. Learn everything you want to know about the classical music of Mozart and Ravel with Pavilion Talk, a free pre-concert discussion, led by Tom Richards, that provides insight into the evening’s program from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Mosquito Nix, The Woodlands Country Club, the Chick-fil-A Cow and Millennium Audi, official automobile sponsor of The Pavilion are all on hand to entertain you before the concert. Guests also can register-to-win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House. Gates open at 7 p.m.

At Music of Mozart, receive a special half-price ticket offer with your donation of a new or used musical instrument. All you have to do is bring your donated instrument(s) to The Pavilion Ticket Office and request the special offer for Music of Mozart. Guests are limited to eight half-priced tickets for each donated instrument. At the conclusion of the Instrument Drive, all donated instruments will be distributed to Title 1 schools throughout Montgomery County that have requested assistance and to children who are participating in music programs in these schools.

Tickets for Music of Mozart are $15 for covered reserved, $10 for uncovered reserved. Tickets are not required for the free lawn seating. Reserved seating tickets may be purchased at The Pavilion Ticket Office, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. The Ticket 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 Macy’s, Fiesta, select FYE and H-E-B locations, Wherehouse Music and Media Magic, by calling 713-629-3700, or online at Some service charges may apply.

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 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 2008 Performing Arts Season is generously sponsored by the Millennium Audi, official automobile of The Pavilion; Community Associations of The Woodlands; Houston Community Newspapers; Mosquito Nix; The Pavilion Partners; The Wortham Foundation; and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.

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