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Sphinx Virtuosi

“…top-notch…more essential at this moment than ever.” – The New York Times

“…top-notch…more essential at this moment than ever.” – The New York Times

This dynamic, inspiring, self-conducted chamber orchestra of accomplished Black and Latinx artists works to evolve and transform the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming, and impassioned community engagement.  

Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, the ensemble will present 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, we seek to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire us and transcend the boundaries of time, history, and struggle.  We thank you, our listeners, for embracing the many voices and sounds that elevate our collective humanity.”

PRE-CONCERT:  In place of a pre-concert talk this month, join us in the Newman Center lobby for a special performance featuring students from El Sistema Colorado and the Denver Young Artist Orchestra.  6:30 – 7:00 PM.

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This concert is presented in collaboration with Newman Center Presents.

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Event Details

March 20, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
$55 general admission; $15 for guests 30 and younger; $5 for students (with ID)

Venue Information

Gates Hall, Newman Center
2344 E. Iliff Ave.
Denver, CO 80208 United States


  • Quenton Blache: Habari Gani
  • Javier Farías: Abran Paso
  • Andrea Casarrubios: Herencia
  • Adolphus Hailstork: Sonata da Chiesa: VI. Dona Nobis Pacem; VII. Exultate
  • Xavier Foley: Concertante for Two Double Bass Soloists and String Orchestra, "Galaxy"
  • Coleridge Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 2 “Generations”
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