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The Woodlands Symphony Reaches Diverse Audience in 2022

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – Join the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra (WSO) for music that is “Out of this World” on Sunday, May 1st at The Woodlands Methodist Church. Artistic Director Darryl Bayer plans to unite the classical world of music with the universe of sci-fi, space, and fantasy fans in this uniquely designed concert of movie soundtracks.

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Reaching a diverse multi-generational audience is the primary mission of WSO. The orchestra is dedicated to performing concerts that appeal to “Gen-X”, “millennial” and “baby boomer” music enthusiasts. Enhanced with video images from NASA and Hubble Telescope, the concert opens with classical music from the movie 2001 A Space Odyssey and transports you through the galaxy with excerpts from The Planets, E.T, Superman, Apollo 13, Star Trek, Star Wars and more mega movie hits.

The program begins at 6:00 PM with doors opening at 5:30 for general admission seating. Discount tickets can be purchased in advance through Eventbrite or at the door the night of the concert.

The WSO presents the concert at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, featuring a bigger stage, great acoustics, and seating for 2,000 including a balcony with a bird’s eye view of the show.




Some of the music concertgoers can expect include:

• Excerpts from Also Sprach Zarathustra from 2001 A Space Odyssey

• “Mars” from Gustav Holst The Planets as heard in so many movie themes

• Music from multiple Star Trek television series from the 60’s to today.

• Themes from Star Wars Episodes 1-6

• Hans Zimmers’ epic score to Man of Steel

• A tribute to NASA and Apollo 13

“Out of this World” program on May 1st has been generously underwritten by Annette and Ken Hallock. The Woodlands Symphony 2022 season is funded in part by The Howard Hughes Corporation. The Woodlands United Methodist Church is located at 2200 Lake Woodlands Drive in The Woodlands, Texas.




The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra (WSO) is a successful fine arts addition that continues to enhance the cultural experience of The Woodlands and surrounding cities north of Houston. This not-for- profit organization works side-by-side with government (Arts in the Parks/Woodlands Parks and Recreation for Free Concerts) churches (Handel’s Messiah Free Concert at Lord of Life Lutheran and First Baptist Church The Woodlands and The Woodlands Methodist Church) and with schools (Lone Star College Montgomery – Home of the Woodlands Area Youth Symphony) to create opportunities for students and amateur musicians to perform alongside WSO professional musicians AND has initiated a new educational outreach program: Woodlands Area Youth Symphony (W.A.Y.S.) — a student orchestra reaching out to Conroe, Tomball, Magnolia, Willis, Oak Ridge, Spring, Klein and The Woodlands. For more information, visit