The same holds true for the symphony and musicians, says Detroiter Aaron Dworkin. To be successful, the modern ensemble needs musicians of many backgrounds. So Dworkin started The Sphinx Competition. Now in its 16th year, the competition draws hundreds of the nation’s leading, young Black and Latino string players.
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The Finals Concert features the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. In addition to a performance by he junior winner, audience members will get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award.
This year’s Finals Concert was Sunday, Feb. 17 at Orchestra Hall in the Max M. Fisher Music Center. Performances in the DTE Energy Foundation Finals Concert began at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $10.
The image above shows Gabriel Cabezas, the 2013 Sphinx Senior Competition winner. The image is a detail from a photograph taken by Glenn Triest.
Learn more about The Sphinx Competition here.
It’s no riddle. Hear for yourself. The Sphinx Competition stands for the best of the best.