Just Announced! Sphinx LEADers

Announcing the second cohort of Sphinx LEADers! Sphinx LEAD (Leaders in Excellence, Arts & Diversity) is entering its second year and we are thrilled to announce the incoming cohort of LEADers. Congratulations to the nine outstanding administrators, entrepreneurs, and musicians selected to participate in this 2-year professional development program!More Information…

Iberacademy-Reflection

Traveling to another country is always an exhilarating experience, however teaching in a foreign environment is invaluable. In my efforts to provide the history and traditions passed on to me from my own teachers from around the world, I was allowed to achieve a higher level of craftsmanship in my…

Brave New World

VIDEO HERE Last month we staged a unique New World Symphony concert. Fellows selected repertoire that shaped their lives and shared their stories with the audience. One of the statements was especially astute and heartfelt. Cellist Blake-Anthony Johnson spoke about the power of color. The piece he presented was Debussy’sPrelude…

New World closes year with varied chamber program from Mozart to Harbison

Bulgarian-born Dobrinka Tabakova’s Such Different Paths (2007-08) was the afternoon’s discovery. Scored for string septet, Yabakova’s riveting eighteen-minute score melds repetitive minimalism and folk influences with the ancient sound of a viol consort, and the spiritual raptness of Arvo Pärt and Henryk Górecki. The music alternates rapid episodes with more…