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Variety and diversity in the music and the players: The Sphinx Virtuosi

A white man with a powdered wig has long been the standard image of the composer of "classical" music. We've talked to many people who play that kind of music about their disdain for the pigeonholing of their work as "classical," and disdain for the wig.

The Sphinx Virtuosi is at the point of that spear, bringing together top-flight Black and Latinx musicians in the performance of pieces by composers of many colors and genders. And the group plays Ashland on Friday (October 7th), in a concert through the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University at SOU Music Recital Hall,450 S Mountain Ave Ashland.

Free live stream: https://youtu.be/A9joPlWBuNE

We assemble representatives from the group to give a preview of the concert.

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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.