Sphinx Virtuosi

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Brodsky Series and the Kimmel Master Artists Series. You can subscribe to these series, Build Your Own Subscription, or purchase a season pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

This concert is supported in part by Vivian and Mark Greenberg, in honor of Ann Hobson Pilot

Comprising 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, the “vibrant,” “arresting,” and “rhapsodic” Sphinx Virtuosi (New York Times) present a program that includes new commissions by Valerie Coleman and Jessie Montgomery as well as several Philadelphia premieres. This collection of works celebrates the present through creative living voices from Black and Brown communities while reflecting upon our past and paying tribute to tradition through a contemporary lens.

Songs for Our Times
Montgomery: Strum
Dudley: Prayer for our Times
Coleman: Tracing Visions  Philadelphia Premiere
Montgomery: Divided  Philadelphia Premiere
Simon: Between Worlds
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 9
Fariñas: Punto y Tonada
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47 [Sel.] [Arr.]

The Artist(s)

Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi
The Sphinx Virtuosi are the nation's most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra, dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music. Comprised of eighteen of the nation's top Black and Latinx classical soloists, the Virtuosi are primarily alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition, and its members work together as cultural ambassadors reaching new audiences.… Read More


Meet the Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Competition Finals Concert 2020