28. February 2020 - 10:30 till 11:30
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Sphinx Virtuosi [EDUCATIONAL PERFORMANCE] | Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress | Friday, 28. February 2020

Sphinx Virtuosi: For Justice and Peace Described by The New York Times as “first-rate in every 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.

ABOUT THE PERFORMANCEAs part of their engagement at the Library, Sphinx Virtuosi will conduct an educational narrated mini-concert with a discussion of the members’ month-long national tour experience and issues related to music and cultural diversity.


PROGRAMThe orchestra will play selections from the repertoire below and it will be announced from the stage. 
ALDEMARO ROMEROFuga *** Pajarillo
BARTÓKDivertimento for String Orchestra
MICHAEL ABELSGlobal Warming
IRVING FINESerious Song: A Lament for String Orchestra
XAVIER FOLEYFor Justice and Peace
JESSIE MONTGOMERYSource Code
SCHUBERTString Quartet no. 14, “Death and the Maiden,” D. 810: IV. Presto (arr.)


Additional Ticketing Information
Reserved seats not claimed by five minutes before the scheduled start of the event will be distributed to waiting RUSH patrons. For more information about RUSH please visit 
For patrons unable to obtain a reservation, we strongly encourage attendance anyway—while there is no guarantee of seating due to the intimate size of some spaces, patrons are almost always accommodated, especially if they collect a RUSH Space Available pass two hours in advance of the show's start time. In over 99% of cases, all guests are able to be seated, and some seats are ALWAYS available for sold-out performances due to returns and no-shows.
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