Cypress Philharmonic Launches its Second Season

Cypress, Texas (August 13, 2013) – The Cypress Philharmonic proudly launches its second season with a Four Seasons theme. On September 22, the first concert, “Stirrings of Autumn,” evokes a fall mood with Peggy Stuart Coolidge’s two-movement “New England Autumn” and Kirt Mosier’s “Overture to the Wind.” The program features Antonín Dvořák’s powerful “New World” Symphony (No. 9) and the world premiere of Houston artist Joe LoCascio’s sneaky “Gently Criminal” for strings. Rounding it all out is Mexican composer Arturo Márquez’s lively “Danzón No. 2” just in time to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month.

Cypress Philharmonic By Adams Photography

Cypress Phiharmonic
By Adams Photography

This year, the CyPhil adds a special event, collaborating with the Houston Repertoire Ballet to create a “Winter Wonderland” with a full production of Pyotr Tschaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Houston Repertoire Ballet, founded by Gilbert Rome and under the direction of Victoria Vittum, has mounted a production of The Nutcracker annually since 2001, but now will feature live music from the Cypress Philharmonic. Performances will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 8 at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in the Tomball High School auditorium with reserved seating. Ticket information is at www.hrbdance.org and 281-940-4721. Major funding for the project is provided by Houston Endowment and ConocoPhillips Company. The Nutcracker is also funded in part by grants from Harris County and Texas Commission on the Arts through the Houston Arts Alliance.

On March 23, 2014, “Spring Fever” highlights the passion of romance with music from Georges Bizet’s Carmen Suites No. 1 and 2 and Aaron Copland’s “Appalachian Spring.” Themes of rebirth and renewal are visited in music from Linda Tutas Haugen’s Transformations of Darkness and Light and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture.

The annual pops concert will be held on June 28, 2014.  Information about this “Summertime” concert will be made available through the website and print and social media.

The Cypress Philharmonic is a 50+ member ensemble made up of music educators and professional musicians in and around the Cypress area. Founded by Music Director Glynnes Lanthier in 2012, the CyPhil presents classical favorites alongside new and recent works by a diverse group of composers. We welcome inquiries from musicians, community members and prospective board members.  To find out more about the CyPhil, visit the website or e-mail at admin@cyphil.org. The Cypress Philharmonic performs in the Berry Center on 8877 Barker Cypress in Cypress, Texas. Tickets and performance information are available online or by leaving a message at 713-939-9493.