Inspired by America is an innovative multimedia project exploring the collective experience that creates the American identity. Combining original film segments, insightful commentary, imagery, and elements of the finest American chamber music, Inspired by America creates a unique artistic, performance, and educational experience.

The Cypress Performing Arts Association gathered an incredible group of talent to produce Inspired by America:
• Cypress String Quartet: critically acclaimed international touring ensemble
• Michael Schwarz: Emmy and Peabody Award winning film director/producer
• Dr. Jacob Needleman: best-selling author/philosopher
• Jack Carpenter: award winning stage lighting and set designer
• Mark Willsher: sound engineer, Associate Music producer for The Lord of the Rings, Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings, Return of the King

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