Sphinx Founder and President, Aaron P. Dworkin, delivered a landmark address on Inclusion in American Orchestras to a sold-out audience during last night’s Sphinx Virtuosi performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Quoting famed maestro Leonard Bernstein, Dworkin illuminated the stark lack of progress to increase cultural inclusion over decades within the orchestra field and received a standing ovation.
“There is a profound sound of silence that echoes in the unfilled halls we have built to practice our artform.” Dworkin said. “I believe this issue of inclusion in our orchestras and in the arts constitutes a moral crisis within a form of expression that is vital to our culture as a thriving society.”
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Pre-recorded taping of Sphinx Founder’s address delivered at Carnegie Hall on October 8th, 2013. The Sphinx Organization transforms lives through the power of diversity in the arts.