Saturday, October 5, 2019 Classical Music: Justice and Peace at Carnegie Oct. 11

Credit Jennifer Taylor)

The New York Times

Oct. 4, 2019
Oct. 11;

For more than two decades, the Sphinx Organization has advocated for the work of underrepresented musicians of color. And its touring string ensemble, the Sphinx Virtuosi, continues to bring necessary diversity to major concert halls.

On Friday, the Virtuosi perform at Carnegie Hall, with a program that highlights the work of four black composers: Michael Abels, Philip Herbert, Xavier Foley and Damien Sneed. Tied to the “400 Years of Inequality” nationwide initiative — which raises awareness about the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Virginia in 1619 — the concert includes a new work by Foley titled “For Justice and Peace” as well as the world premiere of a vocal suite by Sneed that explores the legacy of slavery in the Americas. 


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