Houston Symphony to present musical
By FLORI MEEKS
During a concert close to home this New Year's Eve, the Houston Symphony will transport listeners to destinations around the globe.
The symphony's performance will begin at 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.
Presenting this performance is the Cypress Creek Foundation for the Arts & Community Enrichment, a nonprofit organization that brings fine arts performances and educational programs to the Spring area.
The first half of the concert, New Year's Eve Traditions Around the World," will open with a tribute to Texas in the form of The Cowboys Overture" by John Williams.
Additional selections for the first half of the evening will include a movement from Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Opus 56 Scottish;'" Havanaise," by Camille Saint-Sans; and On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Opus 314," by Johann Strauss Jr.
The second half of the concert, Great Holiday Movies," will feature Peter Tchaikovsky's Danse Russe, Trepak" from The Nutcracker, which was parodied in Home Alone; Leroy Anderson's Sleigh Ride," from Elf and other films; selections from The Sound of Music by Richard Rodgers and Robert Russell Bennett; Victor August Herbert's March of the Toys" from Babes in Toyland; and Williams' Adventures on Earth" from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.
Tickets for the New Year's Eve Concert range from $30 to $60. To purchase them, call 281-440-4850 or visit www.cypresscreekface.org.
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