CCM invites you to attend a free presentation by the acclaimed Sphinx Virtuosi string ensemble and Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, on Tuesday, October 4 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s Harriet Tubman Theater.
The program will begin at 12 noon with the Sphinx Virtuosi, an ensemble of high-achieving soloists, comprising top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young African-American and Hispanic string players. This unique group has earned numerous rave reviews, with the New York Times describing their sound as “first-rate in every way.”
Following the Virtuosi will be founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, Aaron Dworkin. Dworkin is an accomplished violinist and an alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Music, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. His memoir titled Uncommon Rhythm: A Black, White, Jewish, Jehovah’s Witness, Irish Catholic Adoptee’s Journey to Leadershipwas recently released through Aquarius Press.
A reception will follow the program at 1 p.m. You can register for this event online at www.regonline.com/dworkin. Tickets are complimentary.
About the Sphinx Organization
The Sphinx Organization is dedicated to building diversity in classical music performers and audiences. Sphinx was founded in 1996 by Dworkin in order to overcome the cultural stereotype of classical music, showcase and encourage African-American and Hispanic musicians, and increase the art form’s accessibility to minorities. During the fourteen years since its founding, the Sphinx Organization has reached 85,000 students in 200 schools, broadcasted to over 2 million individuals, awarded $1,825,000 in prizes and scholarships, provided $300,000 in instruments to minority musicians, and much more. Learn more about the Sphinx Organization at www.sphinxmusic.org.