A journey of musical discovery and celebration with the UK debut of Sphinx Virtuosi, a professional chamber orchestra comprised of Black and Latinx artists of the highest calibre.

This performance features a collection of British masterpieces past and present, alongside contemporary music from the United States. The touring ensemble has been acclaimed for its “poleaxing edge and energy” and through sparkling critical reviews from New York Times, Washington Post and beyond.

Simple Symphony, Op.4, 1st movement: Boisterous Bourrée (3’)
Philip Herbert:
Elegy: In memoriam Stephen Lawrence
Sinfonietta No.2 'Generations' (Finale)
Carlos Simon:
Between Worlds (4’)
Vaughan Williams:
Phantasy Quintet, 3rd movement: Alla Sarabanda: Lento (3’)
Vaughan Williams:
Phantasy Quintet, 4th movement: Burlesca: Allegro moderato (5’)
Violin Sonata No.9 in A, Op.47 ‘Kreutzer’: Finale: Presto (10’)

About Sphinx Virtuosi
Sphinx Virtuosi are part of Sphinx Organization – a social justice organization dedicated to transforming lives. Based in Detroit, Michigan, but with nationwide reach, Sphinx envisions a day where the classical music field looks like our communities: where every young person has the opportunity to express themselves and learn classical music; where audiences reflect the people we see on our streets; and where leadership – on stage and off – includes all deserving voices.

Gorgeous, ravishing, all encompassing... uniformly bright, the coordination transparent, and it was evident that each player could have been a soloist


Photograph Scott Jackson