Sphinx Virtuosi : For Justice and Peace
Date(s) of Performance
Violin I: Patricia Quintero Garcia, Clayton Penrose-Whitmore, Rubén Rengel, Chelsea Sharpe; Violin II: Brendon Elliott, Alex Gonzalez, Allison Lovera, Emile Mettenbrink; Viola: Caleb Georges, Andrew Gonzalez, William Neri, Robert Alvarado Switala; Cello: Angel Miguel Hernández, Erica Snowden-Rodríguez, Caleb Vaughn-Jones, Francisco Vila; Bass: Xavier Foley, Christopher Johnson
One of the nation’s most dynamic chamber orchestras, the Detroit-based Sphinx Virtuosi makes its Peak Performances debut with a program driven by issues of social justice. Comprising 18 prizewinning Black and Latinx soloists, the performance includes a new composition and inspiration for the title of the program by Xavier Foley, Philip Herbert‘s requiem for a life lost to violence, Jessie Montgomery‘s homage to African-American artists in the Civil Rights era, Michael Abels‘ ode to the well-being of earth, and more. With “immeasurable power, unwavering command, and soulful beauty” (The Washington Post), these talented young artists address our current moment with a sensitivity and clarity that points toward peace.
Theatre and Performance Studies