The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Rich products present a free community concert featuring the 2019 winner of the national Sphinx Competition, 18-year-old Nygel Witherspoon. The event will take place at 7 p.m. tonight at Rich's Atrium, 1 Robert Rich Way, Buffalo. For more information, visit bpo.org.
The Sphinx Competition is a national competition offering young Black and Latinx classical string players a chance to compete under the guidance of an internationally renowned panel of judges, and to perform with and receive mentorship from established professional musicians.
The concert will also feature the Buffalo String Works, an afterschool music program primarily serving refugee students on the west side. This program is part of the BPO Diversity Council’s annual initiatives to bring diverse guest artists into the community.