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Performance Thu Oct 07 2010

Sphinx Chamber Orchestra

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Sphinx Chamber Orchestra

In many cases, arts programs in schools, especially in the inner-city and underserved communities, are basically non-existent; for many students, this hinders their opportunity when it comes to exposure to more diverse culture, including classical music. For the Sphinx Organization, a non-profit musical organization, all youth deserve a chance to broaden their cultural base, from a musical standpoint, and unleash potential talent within.

The Sphinx Organization, a champion for diversity in classical music, is heralded for "its role in increasing participation of African Americans and Latinos in music schools."

Its critically-acclaimed and award-winning Sphinx Chamber Orchestra is comprised of Latino and African-American youth who perform works by composers such as Mozart and Bach as well as by "composers of color" including Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Astor Piazzola and Michael Abels.

The Sphinx Chamber Orchestra, featuring the top string players from the national Sphinx Competition and joined onstage by the Harlem Quartet, returns to Chicago for a special one-night performance on Monday, Oct. 18 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph St. The show starts at 7:30pm; tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at the Harris Theater box office. For more information, call 312-334-7777.

 
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