The Woodlands, TX – Where else can you find a more diverse culture than Houston, Texas? On June 1, the Houston Symphony celebrates various aspects of the “Bayou City” with “Postcards From Houston” at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rebecca Miller leads the Symphony in this delightful family program representing all things Houston - bugs, weather, agriculture, sports and more. You won’t want to miss this special delivery to The Woodlands! This Time Warner Cable Family Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
The evening begins with Themes from “Silverado,” representing the ranchers and cattlemen who developed the area. Other imaginative favorites include “Thunderstorm” from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, showcasing the unpredictable weather, Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee," illustrating those pesky insects that thrive in the area, and Sousa’s “The National Game” showcasing the National League Champions Houston Astros. Also on the program are “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” Dvoøák’s “Carnival Overture” and more.
Pre-concert activities in the North Plaza include a live bug exhibit by the Houston Museum of Natural Science, a live broadcast by www.thewoodlandsradio.com, and fun, interactive activities at The Pavilion Partners tent and the Learning Express Jack & Jill Club. Guests can register-to-win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House” and a “Houston” gift package, sponsored by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, filled with tickets, gift certificates and hotel packages from various Houston organizations and businesses.
Pack a picnic and sit on the hill! Just keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Free lawn chairs also are available for this and all other performing arts events this season.
Lawn seating is free, sponsored in part by KPMG LLP; however, tickets or vouchers are required and are available at the following locations: The Pavilion Ticket Office, Learning Express at Market Street, and select Borders Booksellers, Chick-fil-A, H-E-B and Woodforest National Bank locations. Visit www.woodlandscenter.org for exact locations.
Reserved seating tickets to this Houston Symphony concert are $15 for covered reserved and $10 for uncovered reserved. Tickets can be purchased at The Pavilion Ticket Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on event days through intermission. The Ticket Office is located at the north entrance to The Pavilion at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands. Tickets also are available at all Ticketmaster outlets.
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.
For more information regarding upcoming events at The Pavilion, call 281-363-3300 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion's 2006 Performing Arts Season is generously sponsored by BMW of Houston North, The Community Associations of The Woodlands, Houston Community Newspapers, Houston Endowment Inc., Mercedes-Benz of Houston North, The Pavilion Partners, The Wortham Foundation, and Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion.