The New World Symphony is proud to present the Sphinx Virtuosi – a chamber orchestra of the Sphinx organization dedicated to diversity in the performing arts – in a program of well-known repertoire together with works by African-American and Latino composers.
The Sphinx Virtuosi is a conductor-less ensemble of 20 accomplished soloists of color, each a virtuoso in his or her own right. Led by Catalyst Quartet, Sphinx Virtuosi members have attended the top music schools in the country, including the Juilliard School, Curtis Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music among many others. Sphinx Virtuosi members have appeared as soloists with major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras, the New World Symphony, and Detroit, Atlanta, Seattle, and Pittsburgh Symphonies. Last month, Sphinx founder and president Aaron Dworkin was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as President Barack Obama’s first appointee to the National Council on the Arts, and has been featured in People Magazine, on NBC’s Today Show and Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, and was named one of Newsweek’s 15 People Who Make America Great. We are so excited that our friends in Miami at New World are hosting the Sphinx Virtuosi and Catalyst Quartet in this stunning and iconic hall!