The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, hosts approximately 4,800 students and teachers from Conroe Independent School District for Fine Arts Education Day: A David Dewhurst Symphony Detective Concert featuring the Houston Symphony May 25 at 10:30 a.m.
Every fourth grade student in Conroe Independent School District will attend Fine Arts Education Day Wednesday at The Pavilion. This program is designed to introduce CISD fourth graders to orchestral music, giving them tools to discover the various instruments in band and orchestra. Sixth grade band and orchestra students from CISD also are invited to attend the event. For these students, the concert serves as inspiration for them to continue their studies in music. The program also helps students learn to listen actively and purposefully.
“Fine Arts Education Day gives CISD fourth graders the chance to see and hear an orchestra performance, many for the first time, so they are better informed when they get to fifth grade and have to choose between band, orchestra, choir and art,” said Cindy DuBois, director of marketing and education for The Pavilion. “The Houston Symphony musicians become role models for the students. Sometimes that’s all it takes to inspire a future Yo-Yo Ma or Hilary Hahn.”
The Fine Arts Education Day concert features the Houston Symphony under the skillful direction of Brett Mitchell. The program, “Investigate the Families and Instruments of the Orchestra,” features music by Grieg, Stravinsky and Britten along with Rossini’s Overture to “William Tell” and Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”
Fine Arts Education Day is a FREE program produced by The Pavilion in conjunction with CISD and the Houston Symphony.
For more information about Fine Arts Education Day or other events at The Pavilion, please visit www.woodlandscenter.org or call 281-364-3010.