Being the summer home of the Houston Symphony, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has become a go-to for those who prefer to enjoy their classical music in the fresh air and under the starry Texas skies.
Although it is not summer quite yet (forget the fact that it already feels like it), The Woodlands Pavilion is taking advantage of the unparalleled talents of our very own Houston Symphony, along with a culture-hungry population, to bring some very exciting shows in the coming weeks.
First up is the Music of Queen: A Rock Symphony. This performance is dedicated to the transcendent sounds of one of the worlds most popular bands. Led by conductor Brent Havens, the Houston Symphony will be taking on the catchy classics written by Freddy Mercury and company.
Amplified with stage lighting and a full rock band led by vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, Havens and his Windborne ensemble deliver epic renditions of the already epic songs “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are The Champions” and “Another One Bites The Dust,” among many others.
Orchestra seating is $20, whereas mezzanine and lawn seating are completely free of charge. The performances are on April 20th – 21st, with the gates opening at 7 p.m.
Not to be outdone, on April 25th, The Woodlands Pavilion will also be hosting The Art of Baseball. This major league event features the best music from the ballpark including “Star-Spangled Banner,” “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and “National Game March.”
To keep the baseball theme going, the program also includes Main Theme from “Batman,” referring to a person who steps up to the plate to hit a grand slam, “Across the Stars: Attack of the Clones,” referring to the famous Houston Astrodome, “Orange Blossom Special” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” relating to Minute Maid Park, and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2, Finale, referring to teamwork. The “Voice of the Houston Astros” and Hall of Famer, Milo Hamilton, joins the symphony to narrate “Casey at the Bat.”
Orchestra seating is $15, while mezzanine and law seating is free, courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Woodforest National Bank .
Gates for the performance open at 5:30 p.m.
To see one of the best symphonies in the nation play at one of the most beautiful outdoor theaters in Texas, make your way to The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this spring for some wonderful performances.