The University of Iowa
Sphinx Virtuosi: Part of Infinite Dream
Infinite Dream

Sphinx Virtuosi

Presented by
The Office of Performing Arts and Engagement
, and
The Englert Theatre
Adults $25
Students & Youth $10
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 7:30 pm

Presented in collaboration with The Englert Theatre

Part of Hancher's Infinite Dream festival

The Sphinx Virtuosi is a dynamic self-conducted chamber orchestra that serves at the flagship performing entity of the Sphinx Organization—the leading social justice non-profit dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. Compromised of eighteen accomplished Black and Latinx artists, a critical aim of the Sphinx Virtuosi is to evolve and shape the face of classical music through artistic excellence, pioneering programming, and impassioned community engagement. 

Quenton BLACHE: Habari Gani*
Javier FARÍAS: Abran Paso*
Adolphus HAILSTORK: "Dona Nobis Pacem" and "Exultate," from Sonata da Chiesa
Xavier FOLEY: Concertante for Two Double Basses and String Orchestra ("Galaxy")
Coleridge-Taylor PERKINSON: G
enerations: Sinfonietta No. 2

*new work written for Sphinx Virtuosi

The Sphinx Virtuosi Website


Michael S. & Renee Favo

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Residency Events:

Sphinx Virtuosi will be doing private engagement activities with Iowa City-area K-12 students and University of Iowa School of Music students. They will also be performing privately for community members at the Iowa City Senior Center.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at