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Weekend Concert Series

Sphinx Virtuosi


Sunday, March 3, 2024
1:30 pm


Adolphus Hailstork - selections from Sonata da Chiesa (1990)
Coleridge Taylor Perkinson - Sinfonietta No. 2 “Generations” (1996)
Quenton Blache - Habari Gani (Sphinx Virtuosi commission)
Javier Farias - Abran Paso (Sphinx Virtuosi commission)
Andrea Casarrubios - Herencia (Sphinx Virtuosi commission)
Xavier Foley - Concertante for Two Double Bass Soloists with String Orchestra (Sphinx Virtuosi commission)


From Sphinx Virtuosi:

Inspired by the poetry of Langston Hughes and Julia Alvarez, we bring you a program showcasing the beauty and tradition of excellence inherent in classical music created and performed by Black and Latinx composers for many generations. Together, we seek to uplift spirits through sharing the sounds that inspire us and transcend the boundaries of time, history, and struggle. We thank you, our listeners, for embracing the many voices and sounds that elevate our collective humanity.

Ay sí,
it's my turn
to oh say
what I see,
I'm going to sing America!
Then, besides
They'll see how beautiful I am . . .
I, too, am America

Photo by Scott Jackson


November 15-28, 2023

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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.