The Sphinx Virtuosi is a professional chamber orchestra made up of the nation's top Black and Latinx classical soloists. The orchestra recently visited Interlochen Center for the Arts.
Tune in to Classical IPR Friday at 8 p.m. for a broadcast of this recent performance by the Sphinx Virtuosi. You can also listen to the concert below.
Yasushi Akutagawa, Triptyque for String Orchestra
Miguel del Aguila, Life is a Dream
Terence Blanchard, Dance for a New Day (feat. violinist Annelle Gregory and cellist Thomas Mesa)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Chamber Symphony
Kareem Roustom, Dabke from A Voice Exclaiming
Leonard Bernstein, America
For more information about the Sphinx Organization and its mission of transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts, click here.
Michael Culler engineered the concert recording.
Additional music heard in the radio broadcast
Wynton Marsalis, String Quartet no. 1 "At the Octoroon Balls"; Harlem Quartet performing at Interlochen Center for the Arts in 2009
Felix Mendelssohn, String Symphony no. 7; Sphinx Virtuosi, conducted by Damon Gupton, from 2011 album recording