A Show 65 Million Years in the Making

Get ready for an earth-shaking adventure that takes you back to pre-historic times with The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion’s Symphony of Dinosaurs! featuring the Houston Symphony April 18. Tickets are $15 for orchestra seating. Mezzanine and lawn seating are free courtesy of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Tickets are not required for free seating. Gates open 5:30 p.m. for the free Hats Off to Reading event and at 6 p.m. for other pre-concert activities.

Guests explore the Mesozoic era when dinosaurs roamed the earth, discover fossils and more. The audience is entertained with the music of John Williams’ Theme from “Jurassic Park” and Theme from “The Lost World,” Russell Peck’s “The Glory and the Grandeur,” as well as Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite No. 2 from “Romeo and Juliet” Op. 64 and Morton Gould’s “The Jogger and the Dinosaur” which is narrated by Philip Lehl, an actor with the Alley Theatre and owner of Stark Naked Theatre Company.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., kids are invited to join the fun at the Hats Off to Reading Celebration in The Pavilion’s House of Blues Hospitality Tent. Hats Off to Reading is a free event sponsored by the Reading Odyssey Committee, a community coalition that encourages students to develop a lifelong love of reading. Children can take home a free book courtesy of CISD and Scholastic Book Fairs, and participate in activities kids love such as a book walk, hat-making, face painting, fishing for prizes and a coloring contest with prizes provided by Chick-fil-A and Scholastic.

Guests are welcome to have a picnic in their seat or on the hill. Keep in mind that beverages cannot be brought into The Pavilion. Sitting on the hill? Lawn chairs also are provided free for this event!

For a colossal savings, present a Cinemark “Jurassic Park 3D” ticket stub at The Pavilion Box Office to receive half-price orchestra tickets to Symphony of Dinosaurs! Stub must be presented at time of purchase. Offer only available at The Pavilion Box Office. Limit two half-price tickets per stub. Offer does not apply to previously purchased tickets.

Here’s your chance to win a 4-pack of orchestra seats to Thursday’s show: leave a comment with your name and email address by Weds., April 17 at 3 p.m. and we will contact a winner! The winner will have until 5 p.m. to respond or the prize will be passed on to the next guest.