Venture to The Pavilion for “spooktacular” fun in a night of tricks, treats and enchanting music as the Houston Symphony casts a magical spell on The Pavilion with Hocus Pocus Pops Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The dramatic evening of mystery and music is part of the Time Warner Cable Family Concert series. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and lawn seating is free.
An imaginative blend of chilling music and spirited fun is sure to spook you into the season. Conductor Mischa Santora leads the Symphony in Halloween favorites such as “The Imperial March” from “The Empire Strikes Back,” “A Night on Bald Mountain,” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Other ghostly pieces include Saint-Saëns’ “Danse macabre,” “Funeral March of a Marionette” by Gounod and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” The evening is sure to be a “hauntingly” good time.
Mischa Santora enters his seventh season as Music Director of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and third season as Associate Conductor for the Minnesota Orchestra. Santora’s recent and future orchestral conducting appearances in North America include the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Louisville Orchestra, the Houston, National, Kansas City, Hartford, Indianapolis, Eugene and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestras.
Children are invited to dress up in costume for the Goblin Parade. The first 75 children in costume to check in at the main stage will be invited to be part of the Parade during the Symphony’s performance.
The North Plaza will be filled with excitement and thrills for all the “monsters” in the family. Pre-show activities include:
• Pumpkin decorating, a ducky pool and ring and bean bag toss sponsored by H-E-B
• Ghost-making at The Pavilion Partners tent
• Halloween tattoos, candy, spider rings and other “spooktackler” treats
• Shake hands with the Chick-fil-A cow and meet H-E-Buddy
• Costume characters including Claira Voyant, Count Wakula, a giant happy spider and many other fun Halloween characters
• Other “hauntingly” fun activities for the whole family.
All pre-performance activities are free to anyone attending the evening’s performance. This Time Warner Cable Family Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:00 p.m.
Register to win FREE prizes from H-E-B! Bring an H-E-B receipt (from the month of October, 2006) for at least $50 and you can register to win a small gift basket. Bring an H-E-B Styrofoam cooler or an H-E-B receipt (from the month of October, 2006) for at least $100 and you can register to win a large gift basket. Receipts and coolers must be brought to the H-E-B booth in The Pavilion’s North Plaza prior to the performance. The drawing will take place on the Main Stage before the concert begins.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for covered reserved seating and $10 for uncovered reserved. Lawn seating for this performance is free courtesy of H-E-B. Lawn chairs also are available for this event free of charge. Picnics are welcome. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion.
Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $5 per vehicle for this event. For more information about this and upcoming performances, call 281-364-3010 or visit www.woodlandscenter.org.