The Sphinx Virtuosi chamber orchestra visits the UC College-Conservatory of Music to present Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos, a free concert at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct 24 in the Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

The concert program takes the listener on a journey from the tantalizing Argentine tango to the nocturnal imagery of Mexico, a grand tribute to the great Astor Piazzolla, with a final invitation to a Catalan dance. Admission is free and open to the general public, ticket reservations are not required.

The Sphinx Virtuosi, led by the Catalyst Quartet, is comprised of the nation’s top Black and Latino classical soloists. These alumni of the internationally renowned Sphinx competition come together each fall as cultural ambassadors to reach new audiences.

While visiting Cincinnati, the Sphinx Virtuosi will make stops at local elementary, middle and high schools to talk with and perform for the students. The musicians will also participate in meet-and-greets with CCM students, faculty and staff members as well as host chamber music coaching sessions with CCM students.

The Sphinx Organization serves as the external evaluator of the CSO/CCM Diversity Fellowship — a four-year pilot-program focused on promoting diversity in American orchestras. Members of the organization will attend presentations focused on CCM’s role in making the arts more inclusive.

The Sphinx Virtuosi invites you to explore the great palette of the string medium through the prism of celebrated composers of Latin heritage as well as those heard more seldom.  Celebrate the intricate mosaic of sounds at Latin Voyages: Viajes Latinos at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct 24 in CCM’s Robert J. Werner Recital Hall.

Find more information on the Sphinx Organization at http://www.sphinxmusic.org/

Repertoire
ASTOR PIAZOZOLLA: Libertango
ALBERTO WILLIAMS: Primera Suite Argentina
JAVIER ÁLVAREZ: Metro Chabacano
CÉSAR ESPEJO: Prélude Ibérique
HESTOR VILLA-LOBOS: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria
ASTOR PIAZOZOLLA: La muerte del Ángel
OSVALDO GOLIJOV: Last Round for Two String Quartets and Double Bass
ALBERTO GINASTERA: Concerto per corde, Op. 33

Performance Time
8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24

Location
Robert J. Werner Recial Hall, CCM Village
University of Cincinnati

Admission
Free and open to the general public. Ticket reservations are not required.

Parking and Directions
Parking is available in the CCM Garage (located at the base of Corry Boulevard off Jefferson Avenue) and additional garages throughout the UC campus. Please visit uc.edu/parking for more information on parking rates.

For directions to CCM Village, visit ccm.uc.edu/about/directions.
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The Sphinx Virtuosi’s visit to CCM is made possible by generous contributions from the University of Cincinnati, CCMpower, Sigma Alpha Iota, Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation, the CCM Harmony Fund, UC Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Multicultural Awareness Council.

The national Sphinx Virtuosi tour is made possible with the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, with additional support from the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, NEA Art Works, Mercedes Benz Financial Services and Aetna.
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CCM Season Presenting Sponsor: The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation

The Joseph and Frances Jones Poetker Fund of the Cambridge Charitable Foundation

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