Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hosts Sphinx Finals Concert February 1 at 2 PM; Tickets Only $12

[Clayton Penrose-Whitmore - 1st Place Laureate 2008]

The 12th annual Sphinx Competition for young Black & Latino string players presented by Chase invites string musicians under the age of 27 to apply for one of the most prestigious competitions nationwide. The first place Senior and Junior Division winners will receive opportunities to appear as soloists with the New York Philharmonic, Detroit, Atlanta, Boston, Baltimore, Cleveland, Seattle and Puerto Rico Symphonies, as well as other major orchestras around the country.

The Finals Concert for Senior Division Finalists hosted by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, features the three Senior Division Laureates competing for final placement (1st, 2nd or 3rd place).  This concert takes place on Sunday, February 1 at 2:00 p.m. at The Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, MI. Tickets only $12! Group discount available. Purchase by phone at 313-576-5111 or visit  Detroit native Damon Gupton conducts the all Black and Latino Sphinx Symphony Orchestra.  Guest artists include Melissa White and Elena Urioste, past winners of the competition. The Founder/President of The Sphinx Organization is Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970), a violinist who is profiled as an outstanding Musician of African Descent at 

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