Sphinx Virtuosi: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future

16 Oct (19:00)
- 17 Oct (19:00)
Sphinx Virtuosi: Portraits Of The Past, Visions For The Future
Sphinx Virtuosi: Portraits of the Past, Visions for the Future

⌚️2024-10-16 19:00:00 –
🏢57th Street and Seventh Ave, New York, NY, United States, New York 10019

The Sphinx Organization’s “flagship performing entity” presents a varied and vibrant program of string music in this acclaimed annual event. It opens with a riveting movement by 19th-century pianist, composer, singer, and conductor Teresa Carreño, a larger-than-life New Yorker from Venezuela who, by age 10, had performed for Abraham Lincoln at the White House during her first year of touring the US. Additional concepts of American music are explored in Derrick Skye’s multifaceted and optimistic American Mirror, Part One; works (including a New York premiere) by renowned violinist-composer Curtis Stewart, who “translates stories of American self-determination to the concert stage”; the Overture from Treemonisha, written by foundational ragtime composer Scott Joplin and newly arranged by Jannina Norpoth and Jessie Montgomery; and an imaginative nod to Joplin by celebrated film composer and advocate Levi Taylor.

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