Acclaimed ensemble to play Wednesday night concert

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The Sphinx Virtuosi

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The Sphinx Virtuosi, a conductorless ensemble of soloists comprising top alumni of the national Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, in Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Robert White. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium online or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Inspired by Sphinx’s overarching mission, the Sphinx Virtuosi works to advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through performances of varied repertoire. They perform masterpieces by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Mozart, alongside the more seldom-presented works by composers of color, including Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, George Walker, Michael Abels and Astor Piazzolla.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute's mission is to add to the already rich cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. The institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for students and local audiences of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit

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