Brilliant, fierce, dedicated, and inspiring.

— New York Concert Review

The Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition in Detroit, these artists come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. At once a bridge between minority communities and the classical music establishment, the Sphinx Virtuosi continue to garner critical acclaim during their annual national tours to many of the leading venues around the country.

Program: For Justice and Peace

Aldemaro Romero Fuga con pajarillo (Fugue with little bird)
Bartok Divertimento for Strings
Michael Abels Global Warming
Intermission
Philip Herbert Elegy In Memoriam, Stephen Lawrence
Xavier Foley For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass and String Orchestra
John Williams Three Themes
Schubert Death and Maiden, Finale

Learn more about The Sphinx Virtuosi and The Sphinx Organization at their website and on Facebook.

CMA Studio

Guided performance for Des Moines area middle and high school students. Friday, October 4, 2019, at 10 AM at Hoyt Sherman Place.