Kohler Memorial Theater hosts classical ensemble Sphinx Virtuosi BIPOC

KOHLER – The Critically Acclaimed Chamber Orchestra Virtuoso Sphinx will perform at 8 p.m. on April 8 at Kohler Memorial Theater as part of 2022 Kohler Foundation Distinguished Guest Series.

Eighteen of the country’s most renowned black and Latino classical musicians make up the self-directed orchestra.

Chamber members are dedicated to perfecting rich musical compositions and embracing diversity in the arts.

Since its founding in 2004, the group has strived to transform the lives of its audience as well as the world of classical music by emphasizing the importance of representation in music. The ensemble celebrates 25 years of music and makes a difference in 2022.

Sphinx Virtuosi at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

The orchestra’s “Tracing Visions” program aims to challenge and adapt traditional interpretations of American history to create a richer, more honest story that sheds light on the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC).

Sphinx Virtuosi has earned praise from publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post. On their annual tour, the band performed to sold-out crowds at concert venues like Carnegie Hall in New York and the New World Center In Miami.

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Tickets are available online at kohlerfoundation.org/tickets or by calling 920-458-1972 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Kohler Memorial Theater is located at 260 School St., Kohler.

The Kohler Foundation will require attendees to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the performance. Wearing a mask is recommended, but not mandatory for participants and staff on site. The event is scheduled at full capacity.

Contact Brandon Reid at 920-686-2984 or breid@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter at @breidHTRNews.

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