20th Sphinx Competition Finals Concert

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Sphinx Organization says
Help Sphinx celebrate its 20th anniversary at the 20th annual Sphinx Competition Finals Concert on Sunday, February 12th at 2:00pm.

The national Sphinx Competition presented by DTE Energy Foundation features the top musicians of color ages 12-30. The three Senior Division (ages 18-30) finalists will perform with the all Black and Latino Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, lead by guest conductor Thomas Wilkins, and compete for the top honor, the $50,000 Robert Frederick Smith Prize and a chance to solo with major orchestras across the country. Audience members will have the opportunity to text in their votes for the Audience Choice winner, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services.

The SSO and featured guest University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, lead by conductor Eugene Rogers, will premiere a newly commissioned fully orchestrated version of “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed” by composer Joel Thompson, made possible in part with the support of Linda and Stuart Nelson. This is a multi-movement work honoring the lives of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner, Kenneth Chamberlain, Amadou Diallo, and John Crawford. The concert will also feature Four-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Karen Clark Sheard performing John Legend's "Glory" with the SSO.

$15 General Admission tickets at www.DSO.org

For VIP tickets including box seating and afterglow reception attendance, contact Therese Goussy at Therese@SphinxMusic.org.
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By: Sphinx Organization

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