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Sphinx Virtuosi

For Justice and Peace
Friday, October 11, 2019 7 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Sphinx Virtuosi by Kevin Kennedy
Socially conscious and musically excellent, the young musicians of the Detroit-based Sphinx Organization perform a timely program that promotes justice and peace. Michael Abels’s Global Warming speaks to the environmental crisis while celebrating diverse cultures, and Philip Herbert’s moving string piece memorializes a teenage victim of racial violence. There’s also a new work by Xavier Foley co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, and classics by Schubert and Bartók.


Sphinx Virtuosi


MICHAEL ABELS Global Warming

BARTÓK Divertimento

PHILIP HERBERT Elegy: In Memoriam—Stephen Lawrence

XAVIER FOLEY For Justice and Peace for Violin, Bass, and String Orchestra (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)

SCHUBERT Presto from String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"

Support for the 125 Commissions Project is provided by members of Carnegie Hall's Composer Club.

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

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