The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra that serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization – the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprising 18 accomplished Black and Latinx artists, the Sphinx Virtuosi are evolving and transforming the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming, and impassioned community engagement.
Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, Sphinx’s Schermerhorn program showcases the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations. Sphinx seeks to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire us and transcend the boundaries of time, history, and struggle.
Quenton Blache: Habari Gani*
Javier Farias: Abran Paso*
Andrea Casarrubios: Herencia*
For Bridgetower: Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, "Bridgetower",
Andante con Variazioni and Presto (arranged for string orchestra by Rubén Rengel)
Jessie Montgomery: Divided performed by Tommy Mesa
Coleridge Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2, “Generations”
* NOTATES NEW WORK FOR SPHINX VIRTUOSI
Please note that this event has a nine-ticket limit per household. For groups of ten or more, please submit our group inquiry form and we’ll contact you for assistance.