More on Diversifying the Concert Stage

I recently wrote about how the lack of diversity in symphony orchestras, and the work that is being done by the Sphinx Organization to increase those numbers by encouraging the involvement of young African American and Latino musicians. Lucky for us – the New York Times recently reviewed a performance by Imani Winds. (photo by Lee Tainer – New York Times) The wind quintet, (Valerie Coleman, Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Monica Ellis, Mariam Adam and Jeff Scott) was founded ten years ago to expand the repertoire for wind quintets, as well as to introduce non-Western traditions. However, the founder of the ensemble,…