Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions

Sphinx Virtuosi performing

Guest Artist Series

Sphinx Virtuosi return with a program that sets out to challenge and evolve the classical canon by illuminating a new pathway for listening, sharing and expression. A bit of a musical archeology project, the program offers elements of uncovered literature by Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Florence Price; Ginastera's epic work for strings; and a visit to Cuba for a glimpse into the sounds from afar that have influenced much of what we listen to today. The program seeks to tell a more complete story of America through the voice of Xavier Foley and his vision of the Black National Anthem. Jessie Montgomery's “Banner” unleashes the vibrancy of the many voices comprising our country and its very fabric. 

Sphinx Virtuosi are one of America’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Composed of some of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, these alumni of the renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall to reach new audiences.

Program to include

  • Xavier Foley “Ev’ry Voice”
  • Samuel Coleridge Taylor “Four Novelletten”
  • Florence Price String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
  • Jessie Montgomery “Banner”
  • Andrea Casarrubios “Seven”
  • Guido Lopéz-Gavilàn “Camerata en Guaguancó”
  • Alberto Ginastera Concerto for Strings, Op. 33

Ticket price: $20 regular / $15 student

Watson Hall
1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC
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Sphinx Virtuosi: Tracing Visions
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