They’re some of this country’s very best Black and Latinx solo musicians, drawn from top orchestras and conservatories. In Akron they’ll share Land of the Free, a timely program pairing such favorites as Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Dvořák’s American Quartet with compelling new works by Xavier Foley and Jessie Montgomery.
Rubén Rengel, violin I
Jannina Norpoth, violin II
Dana Kelley, viola
Thomas Mesa, cello
Christopher Johnson, double bass
ABOUT SPHINX VIRTUOSI
The Sphinx Organization is the social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Sphinx’s four program areas – Education & Access, Artist Development, Performing Artists, and Arts Leadership – form a pipeline that develops and supports diversity and inclusion in classical music at every level: music education, artists performing on stage, the repertoire and programing being performed, the communities represented in audiences, and the artistic and administrative leadership within the field.