The Sphinx Virtuosi present the sounds of our rich history, our conflict, and our celebration in Tracing Visions. The program sets out to challenge and evolve the traditional classical canon by illuminating a new pathway for listening, sharing, and artistic expression. The ensemble tells a more complete story of America with Xavier Foley’s vision of the Black National Anthem; Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a work that unleashes this country’s many vibrant voices; and Andrea Casarrubios’s Seven, a tribute to heroes who fought to save lives during the pandemic.
Thomas Mesa, Cello
Davóne Tines, Bass-Baritone
XAVIER FOLEY “Ev’ry Voice”
PRICE Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor
RICARDO HERZ “Mourinho”
ANDREA CASARRUBIOS Seven
JESSIE MONTGOMERY Banner
FINZI “Come away, come away, death” from Let Us Garlands Bring
TRAD. “Angels in Heaven” (arr. Carlos Simon)
GINASTERA Finale furioso from Concerto for Strings, Op. 33
Event Duration: The printed program will last approximately 65 minutes with no intermission.
The Sphinx Virtuosi concert and gala is made possible with lead support from Bank of America and Robert F. Smith.