Woodlands Concerts

 

The Houston Symphony’s performances at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion are supported in part by the George P. & Cynthia Mitchell Summer Concerts Fund.

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1 | THE MUSIC OF LED ZEPPELIN

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Friday, April 21, 2017 
Martin Herman, conductor 
Randy Jackson, vocalist
Dan Clemens, bass
Powell Randolph, drums
George Cintron, guitar

The Music of Led Zeppelin combines the power of a full rock band with the Houston Symphony at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in one high-energy evening of music. Lead singer Randy Jackson of rock band Zebra fame, joins the orchestra to capture Led Zeppelin’s “sheer blast and power” riff for riff in electric performances of classic hits such as “Good Times, Bad Times,” “Black Dog” and “Kashmir.”

2 | BOND & BEYOND

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017 
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Debbie Gravitte, vocalist

It’s a night of espionage with the Houston Symphony as we celebrate the best of 007 with Bond & Beyond. Enjoy familiar favorites from one of the most successful film franchises of all time, including Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, Diamonds are Forever and Casino Royale.

3 | HOUSTON SYMPHONY WITH THE SUFFERS

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 
Steven Reineke, conductor

Defined as “Gulf Coast Soul,” Houston-born band The Suffers have emerged as one of the hottest musical acts in the country, with a recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.

Now this homegrown octet is bringing their eclectic spin on blues, soul, country, Caribbean, Cajun and hip-hop to The Woodlands this summer with Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony. There’s no better way to celebrate the start of Steven’s tenure than a performance with Houston talent.

 

4 | STAR SPANGLED SALUTE

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Monday, July 3, 2017 
Steven Reineke, conductor
Ryan Shaw, vocalist 

Enjoy an evening of patriotic, toe-tapping music performed by Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 25 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites.

5 | SYMPHONIC SIGHTS & SOUNDS

 

Saturday, July 8, 2017 
Francesco Lecce-Chong, conductor

Symphonic Sights & Sounds will introduce audiences to popular classical favorites enhanced by large scale images, both still and moving on The Pavilion’s LED screens Saturday, July 8 at 8:00 p.m. The conductor, Francesco Lecce-Chon will host the evening, explaining what the audience should be listening for throughout the pieces as well as snippets of historical and biographical information on the music and composers.

The evening is a great opportunity for veteran symphony guests to introduce new audiences to iconic pieces of music. 

6 | LEMONY SNICKET'S "THE COMPOSER IS DEAD"

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Jason Seber, conductor
Damon Gupton, narrator 

In this musical murder mystery, the composer is dead and the suspects are musical instruments! Come solve the crime along with the inspector.

7 | THE BEST OF JOHN WILLIAMS

 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 
Damon Gupton, conductor

No composer epitomizes modern film music like John Williams. He has written some of the most recognizable soundtracks in cinematic history, and this program celebrates the thrilling themes of the innumerable adventures that he has helped imagine. From Spielberg staples like Jurassic Park, Jaws, and E.T. to Star Wars and the Harry Potter franchise, his music has brought characters to life and filled our hearts with the magic of the movies.

8 | HOCUS POCUS POPS

 

Friday, October 13, 2017 
Lucas Waldin, conductor

Hocus Pocus Pops is a night of tricks, treats and enchanting music as the Houston Symphony casts a magical spell on The Pavilion. Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. An imaginative blend of chilling music and spirited fun is sure to spook you into the season.

 

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