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Sphinx Chamber Orchestra Gets Excellent Shout Out in the New York Times! See them here Oct. 24!

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Here's some of what Allan Kozinn has to say about them: "The SPHINX ORGANIZATION, established in 1996 and based in Detroit, is devoted to cultivating a passion for classical music in black and Latino students. Mainly, it does this in the most direct, hands-on way: by teaching children to play instruments and to work their way through the orchestral and chamber music repertories. Now the organization has a national reach, and its results have been impressive: more than 85,000 students around the country have participated in its programs, and it has awarded about $1.62 million in prizes in its annual competitions." Read the whole article here.

Their concert is at 2:30 p.m., White Recital Hall.  For tickets contact the Central Ticket Office, 816-235-6222.  The concert is part of the Music Alliance series with the Friends of Chamber Music.

While in Kansas City, Sphinx will be in residence at the following Kansas City schools on Monday, October 25, 2010. The residency is part of the Conservatory Academy's Musical Bridges outreach program:

Eisenhower Middle School, Kansas City, KS 2901 North 72nd Street Kansas City, KS 66109-1741 9:45 am, from 40 students to full school projected

Ruskin High School 7000-46 E 111th St, Kansas City, MO 64134 1 pm, 200 anticipated students

Paseo Academy 4747 Flora, Kansas City, MO 64110 1 pm, 50 music students anticipated.

Sphinx will also work with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, coaching the students.

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu