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Recorded during the pandemic in 2020, an octet of cellists from the Sphinx Organization perform Bachianas Brasileiras no.5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos. The cellists are joined by soprano Raquel González, who received a Sphinx Medal of Excellence in 2019.
The cellists performing in the video are Christine Lamprea, Sterling Elliott, Gabriel Cabezas, Patrice Jackson, Gabriel Martins, Thomas Mesa, Ifetayo Ali-Landing, and Kendall Gonzales.
The Sphinx Organization is a social justice initiative dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion in classical music at every level. In 2022, Sphinx celebrates its 25th anniversary; since its founding in 1997, Sphinx aims to catalyse change in the landscape of classical music, with $10M+ invested in artist grants and scholarships, a digital imprint of 60 million, and an alumni roster of more than 1,000 artists and leaders.
The video is included in a playlist compiled by the Sphinx Organization, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month. View the playlist on YouTube here.