Saturday, September 17, 2011 'Performances highlight black, Latino musicians' in Macon, Georgia Sept. 19 & 20

[Catalyst Quartet]

Friday, Sep. 16, 2011
Staff reports
“Sphinx Virtuosi, a nationally acclaimed orchestra featuring black and Latino musicians, will launch its 2011 national tour with performances Monday and Tuesday at The Grand Opera House. Founded in 1996, the group’s vision is 'a world in which classical music reflects cultural diversity and plays a role in the everyday lives of youth.'

“For the performance in Macon, talented young Sphinx Laureates Randall Goosby and Gabriel Cabezas, who won the national Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino string players, are featured. The performance includes classic works by Bartok, Bach and Schubert, as well as pieces by Alberto Ginastera, Alberto Golijov, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Juan Bautista Plaza and others.”

"As part of the Grand’s GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, Sphinx will perform a one-hour concert twice daily, at 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Tickets are $7. There also will be a longer evening concert Monday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased by phone at (478) 301-5470, online at, or in person at the Mercer Ticket Sales office, 400 Poplar St."
[Aaron P. Dworkin (b. 1970) is Founder and President of the Sphinx Organization and is featured at]

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