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Sphinx Organization and DTE Energy Foundation present one of Detroit’s most diverse Classical Music performances

What:  23rd Annual Sphinx Competition Finals Concert

When:  Saturday, February 8th, 2020, at 7:30pm

Where: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

Who:  Sphinx Symphony Orchestra Roderick Cox, Conductor Sphinx Competition Senior Division Finalists Aaron Dworkin, spoken word/multimedia

The 23rd Annual Sphinx Competition presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, a national competition for young Black and Latinx string players with a top prize of $50,000, brings 18 of the nation’s top young string musicians to Detroit to perform, compete, and connect with orchestral musicians from around the country. The competition culminates with a public concert at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center.

At the Sphinx Competition Finals Concert, the three Senior Division finalists will compete for the first place Robert Frederick Smith Prize, and audience members can vote for the winner of the Audience Choice Award, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

The concert also features the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, presented by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services and comprised of Black and Latinx orchestral musicians. The orchestra is led by conductor Roderick Cox. In a special finale performance, Sphinx’s founder Aaron Dworkin will collaborate with the SSO on the Detroit premiere of his new spoken word multimedia work entitled The American Rhapsody.

A celebratory reception and dance party will follow the concert.  

For more information, visit www.sphinxmusic.org/sphinx-competition-concerts



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