June 21, 2022
The Sphinx Organization Announces 2022-23 Season Events
Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi
Scott Jackson

Detroit-based, national social justice organization celebrates its 25th anniversary during 2022-23 season

Highlights include:

Sphinx Virtuosi national tours in fall 2022 and spring 2023, including 25th anniversary concert and gala at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 13, 2022 and the ensemble’s international debut at Brazil’s Sala São Paulo on Monday, October 24, 2022

25th Anniversary concerts by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tito Muñoz and Dr. Eugene Rogers featuring EXIGENCE Vocal Ensemble and soprano Aundi Marie Moore at UMS, Ann Arbor on Sunday, January 29, 2023 and at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Newly commissioned works and arrangements by Valerie Coleman, Michael R. Dudley, Xavier Foley, Carolina Heredia, Ricardo Herz, Jessie Montgomery, Rubén Rengel, and Carlos Simon to be performed throughout the season

26th annual National Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latinx string players to be held January 25-28 culminating in the finals concert with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Detroit on Saturday, January 28, 2023

SphinxConnect 2023: IMPACT: annual global convening to be held in Detroit, January 26-28, with Denyce Graves as Closing Plenary speaker

Performances by Sphinx Competition First Place Laureates nationwide throughout the 2022-23 season

DETROIT, MICHIGAN (JUNE 21, 2022) — The Sphinx Organization’s 25th anniversary celebrations will continue throughout the 2022-23 concert season with tours and appearances by three of its professional performing ensembles comprised of Black and Latinx artists: Sphinx Virtuosi, the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, and EXIGENCE, Sphinx’s vocal ensemble. All Sphinx concert programs will feature works by historically excluded Black and Latinx composers alongside contemporary composers including new works and arrangements by Valerie Coleman, Michael R. Dudley, Xavier Foley, Carolina Heredia, Ricardo Herz, Jessie Montgomery, Rubén Rengel, and Carlos Simon. Sphinx Competition first place laureates from 2012-2022 will appear as soloists and in recital with professional performing arts organizations throughout the country as part of their competition prize packages. Additionally, keystone Sphinx events SphinxConnect and the 26th Annual Sphinx Competition are expected to be held in-person in Detroit in January 2023 following two years of virtual events, enabling the broader Sphinx community to celebrate the anniversary together. 

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