The Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble Goes on Tour

The Sphinx Virtuosi with donor Robert F. Smith (Picture credit score: Brian Hatton)


The Sphinx Virtuosi is an expert chamber orchestra of 18 younger Black and Latinx classical musicians who’re additionally alumni of the internationally famend annual Sphinx Competitors – which held its twenty fifth version in January of this yr.

The chamber group shall be touring seven cities alongside the East Coast and Midwest of the U.S. with their 2021-22 tour program titled, “Tracing Visions.” Works will embrace these by VC Younger Artist Xavier Foley, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, Florence Value, Jessie Montgomery, Andrea Casarrubios, Ricardo Herz, and Alberto Ginastera

“‘Tracing Visions’ units out to problem and evolve our ‘classical’ canon by illuminating a brand new pathway for listening, sharing, and inventive expression,” Sphinx Virtuosi wrote on their web site. “As we hint visions of the previous, we summon Ginastera’s epic work for strings…We search to inform a extra full story of America by [Foley’s vision] of the Black Nationwide Anthem. 

“Montgomery’s Banner unleashes the vibrancy of the various voices comprising the material of our nation,” they continued. “Casarrubios honors the heroes of at present who fought to avoid wasting lives in the course of the pandemic. These are the sounds of our wealthy historical past, our battle, and our celebration. These are the visions of America.”

Beginning at Indiana’s Middle for Performing Arts, the chamber orchestra shall be making a number of stops throughout the U.S. together with Miami Seashore and Jacksonville Seashore, Florida; Portland, Maine; Boston, Massachusetts; and in St. Paul, Minnesota to conclude the tour. 

For the detailed live performance program and to attend tour dates, click on right here.

This upcoming tour follows Sphinx Virtuosi’s acclaimed nine-city tour in Fall 2021, which included their annual efficiency at Carnegie Corridor – receiving as soon as once more, excessive reward from The New York Occasions critics.

The Sphinx Virtuosi is a part of the Sphinx Group, a U.S. non-profit group devoted to the event of younger American Black and Latin classical musicians, hosts a contest and convention yearly to showcase America’s younger expertise.


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