Sea of Tonality

SEA OF TONALITY - Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum

Intersection’s Season Two debut performance of Sea of Tonality, conducted by Kelly Corcoran was held at Nashville's Musician Hall of Fame and Museum and featured the music of Elliott Carter, Tina Tallon, Toru Takemitsu, Joby Talbot and Julia Wolfe, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Music. Julia Wolfe and Tina Tallon joined us in Nashville for the performance of their compositions and led a discussion of their works as part of the show.

Sea of Tonality

Sea of Tonality

Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum
401 Gay Street
Nashville, TN 37201


Tina Tallon: πνευμα μηχανης (PNEUMA MEKHANES) (2014)

Elliott Carter: Mosaic (2004)

Toru Takemitsu: Rain Coming for Chamber Orchestra (1982)

Joby Talbot: Minus 1500 (2001)

Julia Wolfe: True Love (2006)

As we explore the sonic relationships and interactivity thriving within contemporary compositions, Intersection’s second season debut continues the search through works focused on tonality, melody and diverse instrumentation. The bill, titled Sea of Tonality, is based on Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Coming, for Chamber Orchestra and his perception of tonality as a fluid element, constantly shifting and taking new forms. The performance will also feature works by Tina Tallon, Joby Talbot and Elliott Carter, whose Mosaic, is a highly demanding work composed later in his career and features harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely. But the evening’s highlight is its final piece: Julia Wolfe’s True Love, featuring Julia Wolfe! As the recent recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music, Wolfe has been a consistent and prolific voice for contemporary classical music throughout her career. And as her only work composed for a soloist and large ensemble, Intersection will perform True Love, with local accordionist Jeff Lisenby. This performance will provide patrons an intimate window into Wolfe’s creative process, so join us for this remarkable opportunity to experience an evening of contemporary conversation.


Artists and Composers

Kelly Corcoran - Conductor
Kelly Corcoran - Conductor
Kirsten Agresta Copely
Kirsten Agresta Copely - Harp
Jeff Lisenby
Jeff Lisenby - Accordion
Julia Wolfe
Julia Wolfe - Composer
Tina Tallon
Tina Tallon - Composer
Elliott Carter
Elliott Carter - Composer
Toru Takemitsu
Toru Takemitsu - Composer
Joby Talbot
Joby Talbot - Composer