Feb 21, 2020 | 7:00 PM | Friday

Fri Feb 21, 7:00 PM - Fri Feb 21, 9:00 PM
255 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Community: Downtown St Petersburg

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The Sphinx Virtuosi are the nation’s most dynamic, exhilarating professional chamber orchestra, dedicated to increasing racial and ethnic diversity in classical music.

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The Detroit-based Sphinx Virtuosi will be at the MFA as part of a special, three-day residency, culminating in a powerful concert performance of their program, For Justice and Peace. It will feature John Williams’ Three Themes (arrangements from scores of Schindler’s List, Angela’s Ashes, and Hymn to the Fallen (from Saving Private Ryan); Frank Schubert’s Death and the Maiden, a work by Argentinian composer Astor Piazzolla; and a piece from black British composer, Philip Herbert, dedicated to 18-year-old Stephen Lawrence whose life was lost to violence. Attendees will also enjoy access to the special exhibition, Art of the Stage: Picasso to Hockney, before the performance, from 6 – 7 pm.

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