A luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m., with Dworkin’s presentation to follow. Tickets are $20, which includes a $5 donation to the Sphinx Organization. Sphinx Organization envisions a world in which classical music reflects cultural diversity and plays a role in the everyday lives of youth. The Sphinx Organization increases the participation of blacks and Latinos in classical music both in the concert hall as well as in the classroom.
In October 2008, the Sphinx Chamber Orchestra comprised of top alumni of the Sphinx Competition, embarked on its first-ever tour, which culminated in a Carnegie Hall Concert. On Feb. 19, the Sphinx Organization presented its 14th annual competition at Orchestra Hall.
As founder and president, Aaron Dworkin has been recognized and honored widely for his vision and success in achieving his goal. He is a MacArthur Fellow, Michiganian of the Year, People Magazine Hero, and one of Newsweek Magazine’s People Who Make America Great. He has recently been nominated by President Obama to serve on the National Council for the Arts