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Washington, DC |   1011 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Prepare to stretch beyond the usual notions of the classical music canon with a dynamic program of music by women and composers of color. The evening begins with Xavier Foley's Ev'ry Voice, a take on the Black national anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing," mirrored later in the program by Jessie Montgomery\'s vision of the national anthem, with all of its richness, conflict, and celebration in Banner! Montgomery's creative genius is displayed again in the regional premiere of Divided, a cello concerto which is a musical response to the current American political climate. The program also features Four Novelletten, a beautifully crafted work by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor that infuses the modern string orchestra with romantic sentimentality. In addition, works by Cuban composer Guido López-Gavilán, Florence Price, and Alberto Ginastera are featured. With this program, Sphinx Virtuosi contemplates our country's present division and through creative expression, offers ways to evolve together toward a more just and equitable future. During their residency, ensemble members will spend time participating in engagement activities with the greater northern Virginia community and Mason students. \ \ $48, $41, $29, half-price for youth through Grade 12.\ \ Program:\ Xavier Foley: Ev\'ry Voice\ Samuel Coleridge Taylor: Four Novelletten \ I. Allegro moderato \ III. Andante con moto \ Florence Price: Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 2 in A minor\ Jessie Montgomery: Banner!\ Jessie Montgomery: Divided\ Guido López-Gavilán: Camerata en Guaguancó\ Alberto Ginastera: Concerto for Strings\ IV. Finale furioso
  • Start:October 17, 2021
  • End:October 17, 2021
  • Recurring
  • Where:Center for the Arts, 4373 Mason Pond Drive,,, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, 22030
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Other
  • Ticket Price:N/A
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