Detroit's Sphinx orchestra again playing NYC's Carnegie Hall

DETROIT – Some of the best up-and-coming string players in the U.S. will take the stage at Carnegie Hall for their annual stop at the prestigious New York venue.

The Sphinx Chamber Orchestra is made up of top alumni of the Sphinx Competition for young black and Latino players.

Started better than a decade ago in the Detroit area, the Sphinx Organization strives to increase the participation of minorities in music schools, as professional musicians and as members of classical music audiences.

The Sphinx Chamber Orchestra has been playing Carnegie Hall since 2004.

After Wednesday's performance, it heads to California for stops Oct. 21 at California State University, Chico and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 24.