October 22 @ 2:30 PM| $30 Get Tickets
Performing Arts Live
it’s my turn
to oh say
what I see,
I’m going to sing America!
– Julia Alvarez
They’ll see how beautiful I am…
I, too, am America
– Langston Hughes
Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, Sphinx Virtuosi presents a program showcasing the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by generations of Black and Latinx composers. Their rich program, which features many new works for the ensemble, seeks to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire them — transcending the boundaries of time, history and struggle. As the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization, the eighteen-piece ensemble embodies the nonprofit organization’s social justice mission and dedication to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts and elevating our collective humanity.
Quenton Xavier Blache: Habari Gani
Javier Farías: Abran Paso
Andrea Casarrubios: Herencia
Adolphus Hailstork: Selections from Sonata da Chiesa
Xavier Foley: Concertante for Two Double Bass Soloists with String Orchestra
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2 (“Generations”)
|This engagement of Sphinx Virtuosi is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.|
|Support for Sphinx Virtuosi funded in part by Marion Park Lewis Foundation.|
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Virtual Conversation with Sphinx Virtuosi
Friday, September 29 at 1PM | Zoom
Join us for a moderated virtual conversation with Sphinx Virtuosi, one of America’s most dynamic and inspiring self-conducted chamber orchestras.