Monday, January 24, 2011

'14th Annual Sphinx Competition presented by DTE Energy Foundation' Feb. 6, 2 PM - 3:30 PM

[Randall Goosby]
Max M. Fisher Music Center: The Max
"The Sphinx Competition is the only national annual competition for young Black and Latino string players, and takes place in Ann Arbor and Detroit. This year's semi-finalists range in age from 13 to 24, and hail from nine states. The nation's top young string players will compete for prizes,... national performance opportunities and scholarships worth over $100,000. The Junior and Senior Finalists will perform with the all-Black and Latino, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Michael Morgan.

"The Sphinx organization, like DTE Energy, believes cultural diversity strengthens communities. Sphinx strives to increase the participation of Blacks and Latinos in music schools, as professional musicians and as classical music audiences, to administer youth development initiatives in underserved communities through music education and to promote the creation, performance, and preservation of works by Black and Latino composers. [The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 by violinist Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970), who is profiled at]

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