Friday, February 14, 2014

Huffington Post: 'The Sphinx Organization: Democratizing Classical Music'

Aaron Dworkin (b. 1970)
Founder and President, Sphinx Organization 
is featured at 
as an outstanding 

Musician of African Descent

"Sphinx is an arts organization unlike any other."

Trevor Neilson
February 8, 2014

I don't often write about the arts, but an announcement this week is cause for real excitement -- not only because of the entertainment it will provide to the audiences lucky enough to see it, but because of the way it will transform those who perform.

This week IMG Artists, a global leader in the performing arts and lifestyle events management, announced a new partnership with the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit working to transform lives through the power of diversity in the arts. The partnership will promote Sphinx's mission and values via IMG Artists' global network of events and projects, including a Sphinx Symphony Orchestra residency at this year's Napa Valley Festival del Sole. The IMG-produced Festival, currently in its ninth year, will be held July 11 through July 20, 2014 in California's Napa Valley, and will feature three performances by the Sphinx Symphony and Sphinx Virtuosi.

Sphinx is an arts organization unlike any other. Founded by violinist Dr. Aaron Dworkin (President Obama's First Appointee to the National Council on the Arts), it is focused on transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Through its educational and artistic programming, Sphinx reaches over 20,000 young people and over 2 million in live and broadcast audiences. The critically-acclaimed Sphinx Symphony is the only all Black and Latino orchestra in the world comprised of top classical musicians and includes members of the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Met Opera Orchestra and the Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Cincinnati, St. Louis and Puerto Rico symphonies.

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