Sphinx Virtuosi
Xavier Foley, double bass

Wednesday, October 18, 2023 - 7:30 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

This engagement of Sphinx Virtuosi is made possible in part through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, Sphinx Virtuosi brings you a program showcasing the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations. Together, SV seeks to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire us and transcend the boundaries of time, history, and struggle. Comprising 18 of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists, the Sphinx Virtuosi present a program inspired by present day events and the vibrant gifts of the past that we cherish today.

Blache: Habari Gani*
Farias: Abran Paso*
Casarrubios: Herencia*
Hailstork: Sonata da Chiesa (Sel)
Foley: Concertante for Two Double Basses and String Orchestra, "Galaxy"*
Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2, Generations

*new work for Sphinx Virtuosi

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes (including intermission) 



The Artist(s)

Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi
The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic and inspiring professional self-conducted chamber orchestra and serves as the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization – the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Comprised of eighteen accomplished Black and Latinx artists, a critical aim of the Sphinx Virtuosi is to evolve and transform the face of classical music through artistic excellence,… Read More
Xavier Foley, double bass
Xavier Foley is known for communicating his virtuosity and passion for music on the double bass, which is rarely presented as a solo instrument. He is a first prize winner of the 2016 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, winner of the 2014 Sphinx Competition, and a 2018 Recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant. He has performed recitals at Shriver Hall,… Read More


Sphinx Virtuosi | Foley: Ev'ry Voice
Sphinx Virtuosi | From the Stage
Pre-Concert Talk

Dreams & Butterflies: The Multi-Artistic Roots of Modern Chamber Music with A. Kori Hill at 6:30pm