Articles & Blogs

August 29, 2013 – ‘GRAMMY Award-Winning Conductor and Violinist Coming Home to Greensboro, North Carolina’

Marta Richardson writes: Dear Bill, I just wanted you to know that we’re continuing our work with Classical Music Across Cultures and actually were able to partner with another organization, Music for a Great Space. It’s been an exciting collaborative effort to bring Williams to Greensboro. [more…]

August 13, 2012 – ‘Last Year Sphinx Virtuosi … This Year Harlem String Quartet! October 3, 2012’

Marta Richardson writes: Greetings! I’m just sending out an email to the people who helped make last year’s Sphinx Virtuosi concert such a huge success. Thank you for all you did! On October 3rd the CMAC project in conjunction with the United Arts Council of Greater Greensboro and 17 Days will present the Harlem String Quartet. This ensemble is absolutely wonderful – high energy, fantastic sound and fun to see. Once again UNCG is allowing us their Recital Hall and tickets are very affordable. [more…]

May 23, 2011
Mae Mai – Classical Music Across Cultures

I just got a twitter subscription from Classical Music Across Cultures. I’m interested in seeing what this is about. The website will go live in a few hours so we’ll get to see more of what this is all about though judging from their facebook page is more of an outreach program for Classical Music to ethnic minorities (primarily African American and Latino children), which I can fully support even if it doesn’t exactly fit in with my own particular focus. [more…]

May 21, 2011 – ‘Classical Music Across Cultures’ raising funds to bring Sphinx Virtuosi to Greensboro

The Classical Music Across Cultures project is positioned to reach thousands of underserved yet gifted African American and Latino children, and encourage them to participate in changing the cultural stereotype of classical music. The goal of the Classical Music Across Cultures project is to bring the Sphinx Organization’s all Black/Latino chamber orchestra, Virtuosi, to Greensboro this October. [more…]


September 17, 2011 ► Listen Now…
97.1 WQMG Community Focus – Conversation with Marta Richardson, Andre Dowell & Ditra Miller about the CMAC Project and the Sphinx Virtuosi Coming to Greensboro
Tune in to Community Focus with Renee Vaughan on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at 6:00am as she discusses with Marta Richardson, Andre Dowell (Sphinx Artistic Administrator & Competition Director) and Ditra Miller the artistic, educational and social impact of bringing the Sphinx Virtuosi to Greensboro!

August 31, 2011 ► Listen Now…
Celebrate Life! with Jean Bailey Robor – CMAC Project Interview with Marta Richardson
Tune in to Celebrate Life! on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 6:00pm as Jean Bailey Robor talks with Marta about the CMAC Project, the Sphinx Virtuosi coming to Greensboro, and the impact it will have on music students in Guilford County Schools’ string programs, as well as the community.

June 18, 2011 ► Listen Now…
97.1 WQMG Community Focus – CMAC Project Interview with Marta Richardson & Ditra Miller
The CMAC Project and the Sphinx Virtuosi National Tour coming to Greensboro was the topic of discussion during 97.1 WQMG’s “Community Focus with Renee Vaughn” on Saturday, June 18, 2011. Listen to this engaging interview that describes the essence of the project, and the opportunity that Greensboro has to welcome the all Black and Latino chamber orchestra, Sphinx Virtuosi, during their National Tour!

April 7, 2011   ► Listen Now…
88.5 WFDD Triad Arts Up Close – Peeler Open School
Greensboro native Marta Richardson teaches the violin to nearly 200 elementary students at Peeler Open School for the Performing Arts. Her student ensemble will be performing April concerts at Ben and Jerry Free Cone Day, Gateway Gardens and Onstage! The music heard on today’s show included a performance by the Peeler School’s string ensemble and Songs of Water featuring Marta Richardson on violin. Find out how you can help Marta bring the renowned Sphinx Virtuosi to Greensboro by contacting the United Arts Council of Greensboro. [more…]

Press Releases

30 de agosto de 2011
Comunicado de Prensa – Toda la orquesta negra y del Latino de compartimiento que viene a Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC, 30 de agosto de 2011 – El festival inaugural de 17 días de Greensboro incluirá un concierto con el internacionalmente renombrado, a toda la orquesta negra y del Latino de compartimiento, Virtuosi de la esfinge que ofrecen el cuarteto del catalizador. El conjunto conductorless se realizará en el auditorio de Aycock el viernes 7 de octubre en el 7:30 P.M. como parte de su viaje nacional 2011. Abarcan a los Virtuosi de la esfinge de 20 alumnos de la competición aclamada de la esfinge para los jugadores negros y del Latino jovenes de la secuencia. [more…]

August 30, 2011
Press Release – All Black & Latino Orchestra Coming to Greensboro

GREENSBORO, NC – Greensboro’s inaugural 17 Days Festival will include a concert with the internationally renowned, all Black and Latino chamber orchestra, Sphinx Virtuosi featuring the Catalyst Quartet. The conductorless ensemble will perform at Aycock Auditorium on Friday, October 7th at 7:30PM as part of their 2011 National Tour. The Sphinx Virtuosi is comprised of 20 alumni of the acclaimed Sphinx Competition for young Black and Latino string players. [more…]

June 3, 2011
Press Release – Peeler Open School Annual Playathon

GREENSBORO, NC – Friday, June 3rd at 1:00pm, Marta Richardson will bring all of her violin students at Peeler Open Elementary School together for their annual Playathon. The group of 120 students will perform together to celebrate a year of hard work. This year’s event is even more exciting because the students will bring their own small donations to help raise money for Classical Music Across Cultures – The CMAC Project! More information about the CMAC Project may be found on their website or on their facebook page. [more…]

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