By BlackGivesBack NY contributor Akira Barclay
Bloomberg and the Sphinx Organization launched the campaign for 'Sphinx Laureates at Carnegie Hall' on Thursday, July 29th with an elegant reception hosted by event chair, Actor/Director Delroy Lindo. Guests had the opportunity to learn more about The Sphinx Organization, a non-profit arts and youth development organization dedicated to building diversity in classical music and experience a brilliant virtuoso performance by 13 year old violinist Randall Goosby, winner in the 2010 Sphinx Competition.
The event was hosted by Bloomberg, long time partner of the Sphinx Organization and co-presenters of this year’s 2010 Sphinx Laureates at Carnegie Hall. Co-presented by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, the blockbuster event will take place on October 5, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium. The concert will feature the critically acclaimed all Black and Latino Sphinx Chamber Orchestra and soloists from the Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players. Last year's inspiring concert sold out to an audience of nearly 3,000 and was critically acclaimed by Allan Kozinn of The New York Times.
In addition to Bloomberg, Ms. Johnson and Mr. Lindo, the event has received leadership support from Sphinx sponsors Sander Buchman and Norma K. Buchman, James M. and Jaclyn P. Fox, Carl and Charlene Herstein, John Morning, Nordstrom, Inc., William F. Pickard, Detroit, Michigan; Victoria Hull Sharp, Paul and Kathy Weaver, and actress/singer Vanessa Williams.
The concert directly promotes Sphinx’s mission to build diversity in classical music on stage, in the audience, and through the performance of works by composers of color. The Sphinx mission is one that resonates deeply with Lindo who declared, “Our goal is to increase the support for these young musicians, who are truly changing the face of classical music.”
Violinist Randall Goosby, winner in the 2010 Sphinx Competition, with actor/director Delroy Lindo at the Sphinx Organization's reception for the Sphinx Laureates at Carnegie Hall event on Thursday, July 29th in New York City.
Tickets for the Sphinx Laureates at Carnegie Hall are available at http://www.sphinxmusic.org/carnegie/.