In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Sphinx Organization, the exciting Concerti per Venti program offers a collection of concerti through the ages, performed by the 18-piece self-conducted Sphinx Virtuosi. From baroque to modern day, the program has something for every listener, showcasing tremendous variety in languages and styles, from baroque to contemporary. The tour will include the newly commissioned Guardian of the Horizon: Concerto Grosso for Violin, Cello, and Strings, by award-winning composer Jimmy Lopez. This work was co-commissioned by the Sphinx Organization, with the support of Linda and Stuart Nelson, Carnegie Hall, and New World Center in honor of Sphinx’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. The Concerti per Venti program will also feature Delights and Dances by Michael Abels, a three-movement work for string quartet and string orchestra (commissioned by Sphinx in 2012), Concerto Grosso by Vaughan Williams, and Beethoven’s timeless Grosse Fugue.
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