Tuesday, February 11, 2014

InsidePhilanthropy.com: Sphinx Organization and IMG Artists Form 'innovative new partnership' 'for boosting exposure of minority classical musicians'

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Inside Philanthropy
Here’s a great idea for boosting exposure of minority classical musicians: Take the show on the road. That’s precisely what the Sphinx Organization, a Detroit-based classical music training organization, is doing with its innovative new partnership with IMG Artists, a global music management firm.

The idea is simple. Selected Sphinx students not only get to play with some of the  best musicians on the planet, they also get to do it at festivals and events all over the planet. Behind it all is Aaron P. Dworkin, a violinist who founded the Sphinx Organization in 1996. Dworkin described the new relationship as "unusual" (in a good way, of course) in the sense that it is relatively rare for internationally-acclaimed classical musicians to perform on stage with teenagers. Sounds about right to us.

This would be great news regardless of which city was involved. But the fact that it's Detroit only sweetens the deal. The city’s woes, of course, are well-documented, and any effort that not only benefits Detroit’s minority artists and musicians but also exposes them to the wider world is brilliant. 

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