Sphinx Virtuosi Announce Fall Tour Dates

Titled “Songs For Our Times,” the program includes four newly-commissioned works

 

The Sphinx Virtuosi will tour seven different American cities this October, as well as making one international trip to São Paulo, Brazil. The group is a self-conducted chamber orchestra, and is comprised of 18 Black and Latinx solo string players.

The program that the Virtuosi are taking on tour is entitled Songs For Our Times. It reflects on the events of the present day, the brilliant voices narrating and commemorating present-day events, and the vibrant gifts of the past that we cherish today.

Four new works have been commissioned especially for the tour: Michael Dudley‘s Prayer for our Times, Valerie Coleman‘s Tracing Visions, Jessie Montgomery‘s Divided, and Ricardo Herz‘s Sísifo na Cidade Grande.

The concerts and locations are as follows:

OCT 7 FRI | Southern Oregon University @ 7:30 PM | Ashland, OR | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Amaryn Olmeda, violin

OCT 9 SUN | University of Oregon @ 3:00 PM | Eugene, OR | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Amaryn Olmeda, violin

OCT 11 TUES | Chamber Music Northwest @ 7:30 PM | Portland, OR | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Hannah White, violin

OCT 13 THU | Carnegie Hall @ 7:00 PM | New York, NY | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Amaryn Olmeda and Hannah White, violin; Xavier Foley, double bass

OCT 15 SAT | SUNY Buffalo @ 7:30 PM | Buffalo, NY | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Hannah White, violin

OCT 17 MON | Cleveland Institute of Music @ 7:30 PM | Cleveland, OH | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Hannah White, violin

OCT 21 FRI | Philadelphia Chamber Music Society @ 7:30 PM | Philadelphia, PA | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Tommy Mesa, cello; Hannah White, violin

OCT 24 MON | Sala São Paulo @ 9:00 PM | São Paulo Brazil (international debut) | Get Tickets
Featured Artists: Ricardo Herz, violin; Tommy Mesa, cello

 

You can listen to the Sphinx Virtuosi performing Xavier Foley’s “For Justice and Peace” with soloists Rubén Rengel and Xavier Foley below.


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