Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Woodlands, Texas
This fall, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has prepared a plethora of top-tier shows specially curated for the music-loving townsfolk of Houston, Texas. One of such shows is Houston Symphony’s Hochs Focus Pops on Friday, 14th October 2022! If you love classical music and Halloween, what better way to spend your evening than to watch a world-class orchestra perform their repertoire in full ghouly costumes and creepy get-ups? Yes! This night will mark the start of Halloween, and Houston Symphony welcomes the eerie holiday with a masterful setlist of hair-raising and spine-chilling symphonies! Grab your tickets now and enjoy a night of music and Halloween fun at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion!
The Houston Symphony is the city’s musical gem. The 35-piece orchestra, formed by philanthropist and music enthusiast Ima Hogg, performed its first-ever concert in 1913. The orchestra was led by Julian Paul Blitz, the first conductor with a successful five-year run. Due to financial constraints, the orchestra came to a temporary 12-year hiatus starting in 1918. In 1930, the project was brought back to life. Acclaimed music director and conductor Uriel Nespoli, known for specializing in Italian operas, joins the orchestra. Over the years, the Houston Symphony went through several personnel changes, challenges, and triumphs. The company continued to expand and perform all over the world, including in the U.S., U.K., China, and Korea. In 2001, esteemed music director Hans Graf joined Houston Symphony and stayed with the company for 12 years. This 2022, the orchestra welcomes its new highly-acclaimed director, Juraj Valčuha.
One of the Houston Symphony’s missions is to deliver world-class music to everyone in the city. Acknowledging that not everyone can afford concert tickets, the symphony is steadfast in making top-tier music accessible to all by holding community concerts. Through these events, music lovers have the opportunity to experience the symphony’s phenomenal performances for free. These concerts are held in various venues in Houston, including the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.
Who would have thought that putting Halloween and classical music together could create an epic night of musical adventures, fun, and excitement? Tickets are now available!