Ruben Rengel (violin) *
Xavier Foley (bass) *
Elena Urioste (violin) **
Joji Hattori (violin) ***
Bartók Allegro assai, 3rd movement from Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz. 113 BB. 118
Xavier Foley For Justice and Peace *
Piazzolla Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) **
Svendsen Romance, Op. 26 ***
Perkinson Alla Burletta, 3rd movement from Generations: Sinfonietta No. 2 for Strings
Michael Abels Delights and Dances
Sphinx Virtuosi is one of the United States’ most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, these artists come together as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences. As Artist-in-Residence at the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020, this concert showcases their mission of advancing diversity in classical music by presenting varied programs of works by composers of color alongside well-known masterpieces.
This concert will include a pre-concert talk at 6:00pm with Aaron Dworkin, juror as well as Founder of the Sphinx Organization, and Dr. Ronald Crutcher, President of the University of Richmond.