Hear two of the most popular classical pieces of all time when more than 100 gifted musicians take the stage at the Texas Music Festival Orchestra June 19 at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Lavard Skou Larsen conducts these young artists as they perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird” suite.
The University of Houston Moores School of Music sponsors the Texas Music Festival’s intensive four-week program that allows young musicians from all parts of the world to perform together and compete against one another. These Orchestral Fellows are advanced students and young professional musicians. At the performance on June 19, the finalists and winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition will be announced.
The Pavilion welcomes the Boys Scouts of America where they can complete their Music Merit Badge. Activities they can visit include The Pavilion Partners Instrument Petting Zoo and Partners Arts & Crafts booth. They also can visit live performances from Let Them Drum in the North Plaza and the Texas Music Festival Orchestra on the Main Stage.
Get insight into the evening’s program with Pavilion Talk, a free pre-concert discussion led by noted music scholar and former college professor Ira J. Black from 7:15-7:45 p.m. Other plaza activities start at 7 p.m. with The Pavilion Partners, Fidelity Investments, Woodforest National Bank, Century 21 Realty Partners, Renewal by Andersen and Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion.
Guests are welcome to have a picnic at their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. For guests sitting on the hill, lawn chairs will also be provided free for this event!
Tickets are not required for free seating. Preferred parking is available in the on-site Town Center Garage, located along Six Pines Drive. Parking is $10 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 Box 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 2015 Performing Arts Season is sponsored by Huntsman, Live Nation, Texas Children’s Hospital – The Woodlands, The Wortham Foundation, The Woodlands Development Company, United Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion, Audi of America, official automobile of The Pavilion, and The Pavilion Partners. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion acknowledges the financial support of The Woodlands Township that is generated by the Event Admissions Tax for its performing arts and educational outreach programs.