Sphinx Virtuosi

Sunday, October 09, 2016

2:55 PM
Presented By
Chamber Music Raleigh
Event Type

On Sunday, October 9, the acclaimed Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will perform a concert of South American music. The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. This unique ensemble earned rave reviews from The New York Times during its highly acclaimed debut at Carnegie Hall in December 2004. Allan Kozinn described their performance as “first-rate in every way” and “the ensemble produced a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras that come through Carnegie Hall in the course of the year.”

Fulfilling its mission, Sphinx will spend three days performing and working with music students of all ages and levels in the Wake County Public Schools. The residency culminates with a concert of South American music, featuring music by Astor Piazzola, Alberto Ginastera, Osvaldo Golijov and Heitor Villa Lobos. The concert takes place at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church at 3:00 pm.

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC