Woodlands Symphony May 2 Concert at the Pavilion Event Center

By: Darryl Bayer, Artistic Director
| Published 04/19/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX - On Sunday, May 2, witness The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra in a new venue with a new conductor, a new layout and an all new program honoring our music educators.

Woodlands Symphony presents 'A Symphonic Metamorphosis'

The Event Center at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion hosts this year’s Woodlands Symphony return to stage, A Symphonic Metamorphosis. Doors open at 5:00 PM with seating for General Admission $35, Student Discount $15, and Orchestra Section VIP area $55. The Event Center will be at half capacity for this concert limiting sales to the first 500. Tickets for this concert are sold exclusively at TicketMaster outlets and online.

The WSO welcomes to the podium guest conductor Clarence Frank. Maestro Frank has recently been honored with a master’s degree in Conducting from Sam Houston State University and is the Music Director for Baytown Symphony. He is an accomplished cellist and choir director with years of professional experience as an educator, performer and conductor. He has a commanding style of leadership with a heart filled with passion for music.

During the Covid crisis of the past year, Artistic Director Darryl Bayer felt a strong urge to redefine the setup of the “traditional” orchestra. Since the 1920’s when Leopold Stokowski boldly experimented with the Philadelphia Orchestra, there has not been a radical change in 100 years. The WSO too has been experimenting this year in smaller venues with their setup and has discovered a new design pleasing to the eyes and ears.

Music educators around the world have had to reinvent the system especially for teaching band and orchestra this year. The WSO honors those innovations in a program that includes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Sir Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, Michael Kamen’s American Symphony from the soundtrack to Mr. Holland’s Opus along with the centerpiece of the concert, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis. A limited number of free tickets are available for band/orchestra directors and their students-in-need on a first come basis. Please email: director@woodlandssymphony.org for details.

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