[Last year’s Junior division first-place winner Laureate Ade Williams (Credit: Sphinx Organization/Glenn Triest)]
July 21, 2012DETROIT (WWJ) - The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has partnered with the Sphinx Organization to host the annual Sphinx Competition at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, home of historic Orchestra Hall. The 16th annual Sphinx Competition is scheduled for February 13-17, 2013.
The Sphinx Competition is open to all junior high, high school and college-aged black and latino string players residing in the U.S.
“Sphinx treasures its partnership with the DSO under the leadership of Anne Parsons and Leonard Slatkin. We salute the orchestra’s own long-term commitment to diversity,” Aaron Dworkin, Founder and President of Sphinx, said in a release.
The DSO has hosted the Sphinx Finals Concert of the competition since 2001. This year, Sphinx semi-finals, as well as the honors concert will also take place at the Max. M. Fisher Music Center.
“We’re delighted to welcome our friends from Sphinx to our home at Orchestra Hall,” DSO President and CEO Anne Parsons said in a release. “It is a great honor to join forces with an organization that regards music education just as highly as we do.”
For more information, visit www.dso.org or www.SphinxMusic.org.