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COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL students attend SPHINX Virtuosi Concert 2017!

Spinx Virtuosi Concert Students

On Friday Oct. 13, students from Columbia High School traveled to Carnegie Hall for the 10th Annual Sphinx Virtuosi Concert!

The SPHINX VIRTUOSI is one of the nation’s most dynamic professional chamber orchestras. Comprised of 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists, these alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

Spinx Virtuosi Concert Students 2

The Sphinx Virtuosi have returned to Carnegie Hall annually since 2006 performing to sold-out halls and earning outstanding reviews from The New York Times each year. At once a bridge between minority communities and the classical music establishment, the Sphinx Virtuosi continue to garner critical acclaim during their annual national tours to many of the leading venues around the country.

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, this year’s program offered a collection of concerti through the ages ranging from baroque to modern day.

The program also included two commissioned works; Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello, and Strings, by award-winning composer Jimmy Lopez and Delights and Dances by Michael Abels

The trip was coordinated and chaperoned by James A Manno, Fine Arts Supervisor.  The students absolutely loved the super performances and virtuosity displayed by the Sphinx musicians.

The 2017 Sphinx Virtuosi national tour is made possible by lead corporate sponsor, JPMorgan Chase.