Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bridgewater College Hosts Sphinx Chamber Orchestra On 2009 Tour At 8 PM, September 22

[Melissa White & Elena Urioste perform their rendition of the National Anthem; Photo from:]
Bridgewater to host Sphinx Chamber Orchestra
Staff Report • September 9, 2009
BRIDGEWATER — The Carter Center for Worship and Music at Bridgewater College will play host to the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra for a concert at 8 p.m. Sept. 22. Tickets for Lyceums are $13 for adults and $10 for seniors, children and non-Bridgewater College students. Tickets are only available at the door one hour before the start of the performance.

The concert, the first program in the 2009 – 10 Bridgewater College Lyceum Series, features the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble comprising the top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino string players. The group, which has performed four times at Carnegie Hall, performs works by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart, besides more seldom presented works by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Walker, Michael Abels and Astor Piazzolla. The Harlem String Quartet will also appear as well as select solo performances by the top Laureates of the Sphinx Competition.

2009 Sphinx Chamber Orchestra Tour Program

Mozart, Divertimento in F Major

Piazzolla, Fall in Buenos Aires (Otoño porteño), with Elena Urioste, solo violin

Guido Gavilán, Mi Menor Conga

Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings, I. Pezzo in Forma di Sonatina

Marsalis, Hellbound Highball, from "At the Octoroon Balls" (Harlem Quartet)


Bach, Concerto for 2 Violins and string orchestra

Michael Abels, Delights and Dances for String Quartet and Orchestra
[The African American Composers Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004) and
George Walker (b. 1922) are profiled at]

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