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Sphinx Virtuosi


Sphinx Virtuosi
Music Without Borders

Music seeking harmony in the face of conflict and hardship from a chamber orchestra with a mission to make classical music more inclusive.

Spaulding Auditorium




“Immeasurable power, unwavering command and soulful beauty.” Washington Post

Sphinx Virtuosi is the crown jewel of a transformative Detroit-based program intent on broadening classical music. The members of this chamber orchestra got their start with the internationally renowned Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino classical musicians who now play with America’s major classical ensembles. Music Without Borders features composers promoting unity amidst hardship and conflict, including Dmitri Shostakovich, Spaniard Gaspar Cassadó, Emmy-nominated Syrian-American composer Kareem Roustom, and, in a newly commissioned work, Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard.


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1. Photo by Kevin Kennedy; 2. Photo by Daniel Cavazos; 3. Photo by Jennifer Taylor; 4. Photo by Nan Melville