Friday, May 28

A night with Cirque De La Symphonie

Tonight, we went to hear the Houston Symphony perform along side the Cirque Du Soleil at the Pavilion here in The Woodlands. The hand balancing, flying silk act and other amazing acrobatic displays were really something to behold. And the orchestra playing behind them made this doubly entertaining! With music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Bizet, Saint-Saens, Ravel, V. Monti and J. Williams, the symphony and athletics seemed to enhance each other.

I wanted to attend the Cirque Du Soleil show in Orlando, FL a few years back while we were at Disney World, but opted not to due to the high ticket prices. This show was obviously on a much smaller scale (as they were sharing the stage with the symphony,) but 100% FREE! I absolutely love the Woodlands Pavilion due to the fact that their performing arts season offers free lawn seating- and if you just MUST be under covered seating, it's only fifteen bucks! Incredibly reasonable compared to the Houston theater district.

Each summer they have one Houston ballet performance, one Houston Opera performance, and about 6-8 Houston Symphony performances, all at the above prices. I don't make it to all of them anymore... (I worked as the receptionist for the Pavilion a few years back and used to attend A LOT of shows,) but I try to go whenever I can.

It was really exciting bringing Benjamin to his first symphony. He LOVED it! As soon as we sat down, the first song began. Benjamin was completely fixated on the stage, even though the acrobatics did not begin until the 2nd piece. He didn't move a muscle or make a peep for entire first song! He just stared... Throughout the night each time people would clap, he would glance around at the cheering crowd and quickly start clapping his hands as well. It was so adorable!

No comments: