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Sunday, October 29, 2017 4:00 PM // Rackham Auditorium

20th Anniversary
Sphinx Virtuosi

Photo credit: Kevin Kennedy
 

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, this program offers a collection of concerti through the ages, including both beloved masterpieces and new works by American composer Michael Abels and Jimmy López from Peru, both of which were commissioned by Sphinx.

The group, which was founded at the University of Michigan by alumnus and former dean Aaron Dworkin, is composed of 18 alumni of the Sphinx Competition, which supports racial diversity in classical music. They tour each fall, performing annually at Carnegie Hall and at other leading venues across the country.

PROGRAM

Concerti per Venti

Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
Beethoven Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-Flat Major, RV 547
Jimmy López Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello and Strings+
Michael Abels Delights and Dances

 
+2017 Premiere; commissioned for the Sphinx Virtuosi in honor of Sphinx’s 20th Celebration

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10/29/17 4:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium

20th Anniversary
Sphinx Virtuosi

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, this program offers a collection of concerti through the ages, including both beloved masterpieces and new works by American composer Michael Abels and Jimmy López from Peru, both of which were commissioned by Sphinx.

The group, which was founded at the University of Michigan by alumnus and former dean Aaron Dworkin, is composed of 18 alumni of the Sphinx Competition, which supports racial diversity in classical music. They tour each fall, performing annually at Carnegie Hall and at other leading venues across the country.

PROGRAM (Sun 10/29/2017: Rackham Auditorium)

Concerti per Venti

Vaughan Williams Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra
Beethoven Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Vivaldi Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-Flat Major, RV 547
Jimmy López Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello and Strings+
Michael Abels Delights and Dances

 
+2017 Premiere; commissioned for the Sphinx Virtuosi in honor of Sphinx’s 20th Celebration

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

MEDIA PARTNERS