Sphinx Virtuosi: For Justice and Peace
A chamber ensemble comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical string soloists, the Sphinx Virtuosi returns to the Ordway for a fourth consecutive year with their new program: For Justice and Peace.
For Justice and Peace explores how justice and peace find their way into music regardless of time and place. Featuring works that span from the Romantic Era of the 1800’s with Franz Schubert’s Death and the Maiden and 20th century Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, who struggle with injustice and violence in their own respective times and countries, to contemporary works from black British composer Philip Herbert, Venezuelan composer Aldaro Romero, and Michael Abels, who speak to many of these same issues today. Join the Sphinx Virtuosi for a powerful exploration of the role artists and citizens play in propelling peace and positivity.
Featured Soloist: Elaine Alvarez
Cuban-American soprano Elaine Alvarez burst onto the international opera scene in 2007, with her soulful portrayal of Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Characterized by a distinct “buffed bronze soprano” (Opera News), Alvarez has blossomed into a true spinto d’agilitá, delivering performances rich with “melting, voluminous sound” (Frankfurt Allgemeine), “spectacular agility” (Opera World Magazine), and “a profoundly genuine sentimentality” (Miami Herald).
** Please Note: The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is handling ticketing for this event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Ordway ticket office at 651.224.4222 **
Co-presented by the Arts Partnership (The Ordway, Minnesota Opera, Schubert Club and the SPCO)
Ticket InfoTickets range from $16 - $26 inclusive of fees.
ProgramRepertoire to be selected from:
Fuga con Pajarillo Aldemaro Romero
Divertimento for String Orchestra Béla Bartók
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Molto adagio
III. Allegro assai
Global Warming Michael Abels
Elegy: In Memoriam – Stephen Lawrence Philip Herbert
For Justice and Peace Xavier Foley
Source Code Jessie Montgomery
Death and the Maiden Franz Schubert