Sphinx Virtuosi

Sunday, April 2, 2023
1:30 pm


Ludwig van Beethoven Andante con variazioni and Presto
from Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47, "Bridgetower" (1803)
(arr. for string orchestra by Rubén Regel)
Villa-Lobos Bachianas No. 9 (1945)
Jessie Montgomery Strum (2006/2012)
Carlos Simon Between Worlds (2019)
Michael Dudley Prayer for our Times (Sphinx Commission)
Valerie Coleman Tracing Visions (Sphinx Commission)
Jessie Montgomery Divided (Sphinx Commission
Ricardo Herz Sísifo na Cidade Grande (Sphinx Commission)

Celebrating 25 years of glorious music-making, Sphinx offers this remarkable program of works inspired by the events of the present day, which features several commissioned works for the ensemble.

The Ensemble describes its inspiration, saying “We share in the poignant division among our communities, while looking for light and hope which come from empathy, listening, remembrance and visioning. We celebrate today through the creative living voices from the Black and Brown communities while reflecting on our past, its history and pay tribute to tradition through today's lens. Through this program, we hope to bring joy, discovery and hope to our long beloved and newly engaged audiences."

This program is performed in memory of James Lawrence.

Photo by Nan Melville.



The Gardner maintains its mask requirement for free and ticketed events in Calderwood Hall. Masks must be worn over the mouth and nose while in Calderwood Hall. Please contact the Box Office at 617 278 5156 for further information. 

Ticket Information

Tickets are required and include Museum admission. Seating in Calderwood Hall is open within each seating level. Seating opens 45 minutes before the concert begins.


Adults $45, seniors $40, members $35, students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted).


Adults $40, seniors $35, members $30, students & children ages 7-17 $20 (children under 7 not admitted)

To request accessible or wheelchair seating, please call the Box Office at 617 278 5156.


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Advance tickets are strongly recommended as many concerts do sell out. For sold-out performances, standby tickets may be available in the lobby no earlier than one hour before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee the availability of standby tickets.

No refunds or exchanges will be made. Programs are subject to change.

Music at the Gardner is supported by Nora McNeely Hurley / Manitou Fund. Hemenway & Barnes LLP is the lead corporate sponsor of the Weekend Concert Series. The Museum thanks its generous concert donors: The Coogan Concert in memory of Peter Weston Coogan; Fitzpatrick Family Concert; James Lawrence Memorial Concert; Alford P. Rudnick Memorial Concert; David Scudder in memory of his wife, Marie Louise Scudder; Wendy Shattuck Young Artist Concert; and Willona Sinclair Memorial Concert. The piano is dedicated as the Alex d’Arbeloff Steinway. The harpsichord was generously donated by Dr. Robert Barstow in memory of Marion Huse, and its care is endowed in memory of Dr. Barstow by The Barstow Fund. Music at the Gardner is also supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which is supported by the state of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.