"The next generation of classical musicians must reflect the cultural diversity present in everyday life. In this spirit, The Sphinx Laureates at Carnegie Hall, co-presented by Sheila C. Johnson, will take place on October 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
The concert will feature the critically acclaimed all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and soloists from the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players. Last year's inspiring concert sold out to an audience of nearly 3,000 and was critically acclaimed by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times.
"Seeing classical musicians of color onstage resonates with audience members from all walks of life, but especially with young people, who realize that there is a way to achieve their dreams," states Delroy Lindo. “Our goal is to increase the support for these young musicians, who are truly changing the face of classical music.”
The mission of the Sphinx Organization is to increase Black and Latino participation in music schools, as professional musicians, and as classical music audiences; to administer youth development initiatives in underserved communities through music education; and to promote the creation, performance, and preservation of works by Black and Latino composers.
The organization’s programming reaches more than 30,000 young people across the country each year.
For additional information, call the Sphinx Organization at (646)429-1987 or visit www.sphinxmusic.org "