More than 100 gifted musicians from around the world will perform a free concert at 8 p.m. tonight for the Texas Music Festival at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, located at 2005 Lake Robbins Drive in The Woodlands.
Gates open at 7 p.m. with pre-concert activities, including The Pavilion Partners instrument petting zoo and hands-on activities provided by Audi of America and Woodforest National Bank.
Ira J. Black, a prominent music scholar and professor, will host a discussion about the concert from 7:15-7:45 p.m. for Pavilion Talk.
The Texas Music Festival is a summer orchestral training program at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and participants who have been chosen for the program through competitive auditions, are advanced students and young professional musicians. They represent the United States, Canada, Mexico and countries throughout Europe, Asia and Central and South America.
Under the direction of Horst Foerster, the musicians will perform Wagner’s overture to “The Flying Dutchman,” Bartok’s Concerto for Viola and Orchestra and Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique.”
The winner and finalists of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition also will be announced during the program.
Picnics are welcome on the Pavilion lawn, and lawn chairs are available for free. Preferred parking in the on-site Town Center garage, located along Six Pines Drive, is $5 per vehicle. Tickets for garage parking can be purchased in advance at all Ticketmaster locations and The Pavilion box office.
For more information about The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, visit www.woodlandscenter.org.
Posted by: Sam Moore
Tags: Texas music