America’s most celebrated and influential African-American and Latino youth orchestra ensemble, the Sphinx Virtuosi, is teaming up with the beloved Chicago Children’s Choir for a one-night performance on October 4 at 7:30 p.m. This is a fun, fresh, diverse music program the whole family will enjoy.
This edition of the work commissioned for Sphinx Virtuosi, created exclusively for Harris Theater, was composed and will be conducted only in Chicago by musician and scholar William “Bill” Banfield and features evocative lyrics by Grammy Award-winning African-American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock. These vocalists will be performing as soloists with an orchestra for the very first time, in this one-night-only performance. Young performers from the Chicago Children’s Choir, one of the Theater’s resident companies, will join these renowned artists for the concert. The Chicago Children’s Choir is led by Josephine Lee, President and Artistic Director. The new symphony, titled “Affirmations for a New World,” is a co-commission with the Harris Theatre, the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. and Minnesota Orchestra.