Classical IPR in Concert: Sphinx Virtuosi

Jul 25, 2019

The Sphinx Virtuosi
Credit Kevin Kennedy

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.

Concert program

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