Poster The Sphinx Virtuosi stand for applause while on tour.
The Sphinx Virtuosi stand for applause while on tour.
Scott Jackson
Performance Today®

PT Weekend: The Sphinx Virtuosi

For more than 20 years now, the Sphinx Organization has been at the forefront of work to increase the representation of Black and Latinx artists in classical music. On today's show, we'll hear the Sphinx Virtuosi perform 'Tracking Visions' by Valerie Coleman. Plus, Bruce Adolphe has this week’s Piano Puzzler!

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Antonin Dvorak: Legends, No. 5
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra | Sir Charles Mackerras, conductor
Album: Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Scherzo capriccioso, Legends
Supraphon 3533

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony No. 8: Movements 1-3
Grand Teton Festival Orchestra | Stephane Deneve, conductor
Grand Teton Music Festival, Walk Festival Hall, Jackson Hole, WY

Piano Puzzler
Contestant: Allison Toltz calling from Montreal, Canada

Margaret Bonds/Langston Hughes: When the Dove Enters In
Davone Tines, baritone | Lara Downes, piano
Album: Remember Me To Harlem
Rising Sun

Hour 2

Andrea Luchesi: Piano Sonata in F Major, Op. 1: Movement 4 Allegro molto
Roberto Plano, piano
Album: Andrea Luchesi: Piano Sonatas & Rondos
Concerto 2069

Valerie Coleman: Tracing Visions
Sphinx Virtuosi
Lillian & Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series, Brooks Center for the Performing Arts, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Ottorino Respighi: Notturno
Roberto Plano, piano
Grand Piano Series, Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, Naples, FL

Joachim Raff: Sinfonietta Op. 188
Lucian & Nancy Morrison Theater at Brockman Hall, Rice University, Houston TX

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