On May 24, Houston Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski leads the Symphony in a harmonious tour of Sounds from Hollywood beginning at 7:30 p.m. As famous tunes from the big screen come alive on The Pavilion’s stage, concertgoers relive memorable scenes from their favorite films, including the Theme from “Schindler’s List,” The Creation of the Female Monster from “The Bride of Frankenstein” and the March from “Superman,” among others.
Krajewski is a favorite of audiences at The Pavilion and across the country. The much sought after pops conductor is known for his imaginative and entertaining programs. With his enthusiasm and delightful sense of humor, May 24 promises to be an evening of laughter and great music.
Special guest Robert Froehner joins the Houston Symphony for this captivating concert. Froehner is a unique musician specializing in two rarely-performed musical instruments – the musical saw and theremin. The theremin, the world’s first electronic musical instrument, is the only musical instrument played without being touched. Without the benefit of any keys, valves, frets or strings to help guide the pitch, the thereminist must rely on carefully-controlled hand gestures and aerial fingering. Hollywood began using the instrument in the 1940s and over the years assigned its distinctive and often eerie sound to a long list of classic horror, science-fiction and psychological suspense films.
Pre-concert activities for Sounds from Hollywood, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Fidelity Investments Plaza, include the Instrument Petting Zoo and Hollywood star-making at The Pavilion Partners tent; a coloring contest at the Mosquito Nix tent; and the Chick-fil-A “Wheel of Prizes.” Guests can also register-to-win Tommy Bahama’s “Best Seats in the House.”
Lawn seating for this performance is free, sponsored by Macy’s. Free lawn chairs also are available for this and other applicable performing arts events this season. Bring the entire family and have a picnic on the hill. Picnics are welcome; keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion.
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, and at select Chick-fil-A, H-E-B and Woodforest National Bank locations. Click here for exact locations.
Reserved seating tickets to Sounds from Hollywood 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. 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