Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2019-2020

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 at 8:00 PM

Sphinx Virtuosi

Coolidge Auditorium

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(tickets available 12/11/2019, beginning at 10 AM)

Described by The New York Times as “first-rate in every way...producing a more beautiful, precise and carefully shaped sound than some fully professional orchestras” Sphinx Virtuosi has caused a major positive shift in the American classical music landscape since its founding in 2004. This unique self-conducted ensemble is comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latinx classical soloists. They make their debut at the Library of Congress in a program rich with gems by composers of color, including new and important voices such as Jessie Montgomery and Xavier Foley. This concert offers something for both seasoned listeners and newcomers.

ALDEMARO ROMERO

Fuga con Pajarillo

BARTÓK

Divertimento for String Orchestra

MICHAEL ABELS

Global Warming

IRVING FINE

Serious Song: A Lament for String Orchestra

XAVIER FOLEY

For Justice and Peace

JESSIE MONTGOMERY

Source Code

SCHUBERT

String Quartet no. 14, IV. Presto (arr.)

PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION with the Artists
6:30 pm – Whittall Pavilion