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
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.