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21st Annual Sphinx Finals Competition Concert

56m 15s

The Sphinx Organization's 21st annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.

Episodes

  • 21st Annual Sphinx Finals Competition Concert: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    21st Annual Sphinx Finals Competition Concert

    56m 15s

    The Sphinx Organization's 21st annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. Top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.

  • New Year's Eve 2016 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    New Year's Eve 2016 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

    2h 20m

    Led by guest conductor Brent Havens, who arranged Prince’s top hits for orchestra, the DSO together with a tribute band perform adaptations of the artist’s top hits including "Little Red Corvette," "Purple Rain," "Raspberry Beret," "When Doves Cry" and more. Broadcast and live streaming of the DSO New Year’s Eve Concert was made possible by the Stanley and Judith Frankel Family Foundation.

  • 18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition - Broadcast Version: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition - Broadcast Version

    56m 27s

    Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor.

  • 18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    18th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition

    2h 14m

    Web special. Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Andrew Grams, conductor.

  • 17th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    17th Annual Sphinx Finals Competition

    1h 58m

    Join us for this annual celebration of diversity in classical music, featuring the three senior division finalists accompanied by the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra. These top young Black and Latino string players will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes! Audience members will also get to text in their vote for the Audience Choice Award. Brandon Keith Brown, conductor.

Extras + Features

  • Detroit Performs Clip: Techno Origins: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit Performs Clip: Techno Origins

    7m 8s

    "Movement" is an Electronic Music Festival held in Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit. DJs/producers, Brendan Gillen and Dan Bell, talk about the history of the festival. Juan Atkins, Techno pioneer, shares his story and the birth of techno music in Detroit. Episode 105/Segment 1.

  • Detroit Performs Clip: Alex Kip: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit Performs Clip: Alex Kip

    6m 57s

    University of Michigan Theater Graduate, Alex Kip, chose to express his struggle with cancer by writing and starring in the autobiographical play, “My Other Voice”. Episode 114/Segment 3.

  • Detroit Performs Clip: Dirty Politix Records: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit Performs Clip: Dirty Politix Records

    7m 58s

    A group of young artists use music to escape and express themselves. Dirt Politix Records is an independent label started by a few friends who shared one common passion. Detroit Performs 105/Segment 4

  • Detroit Performs Clip: Sidewalk Festival: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Detroit Performs Clip: Sidewalk Festival

    4m 2s

    The Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts founder, Ryan Myers-Johnson, takes inspiration from the city and gives back to the community, encouraging artists to share their work across the Detroit landscape. Episode 113/Segment 1.

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