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Season 4 - Connectivity



Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 8pm

Venue: Italian Lights Festival


Intersection joined the Nashville Italian Lights Festival during the 2017 Solar Eclipse weekend for an evening of music celebrating the work of renowned Italian film composer, Ennio Morricone. Known mostly for his scores to Spaghetti Westerns, Morricone’s music explores a much wider vast range of musical styles.   He has composed over 500 scores for film and TV and over 100 classical works.   Intersection presented an intimate program of some of Morricone’s most beloved scores such as Cinema Paradiso alongside an exploration of some of his absolute music full of character, beauty and rhythmic vitality.  


Ennio Morricone: VIVO for violin, viola and cello

Ennio Morricone:  AL.P. 1928 for string quartet

Ennio Morricone:  IL SOGNO DI UN UOMO RIDICOLO for violin and viola

Ennio Morricone:  FRAMMENTI DI GIOCHI for cello and harp

Ennio Morricone:  COME UN’ONDA for cello

Ennio Morricone:  GABRIEL’S THEME from The Mission for string quartet and harp

Ennio Morricone: DEBORAH’S THEME from Once Upon a Time in America for string quartet and harp

Ennio Morricone:  CINEMA PARADISO for string quartet and harp


Veils and Vesper

Friday, October 13th:  2pm-8pm
Saturday, October 14th: 12pm-6pm
Sunday, October 15th: 1pm-7pm
Monday, October 16th: 2pm-8pm
Tuesday, October 17th: 10am-4pm

Venue: Belmont United Methodist Church

Music has been influenced by the natural world since its first notes, and John Luther Adams is at the forefront of the contemporary environmental conversation. Written in 2005, Adams’s Veils and Vesper is a meditative reflection on nature and our interactions within it. It is an electronic work informed by an interplay of synthetic sounds and mathematical algorithm based on the prime numbers, resulting in a sensuous, ever-changing soundscape. In this six-hour work, Adams combines four distinct sections (“Falling Veil,” “Crossing Veil,” “Rising Veil” and “Vesper”) into a singular work. As patrons explore the installation, the work evolves uniquely around each person’s experience. Veils and Vesper can be experienced in segments or in one visit, and we encourage everyone to visit the installation in the way they feel most appropriate.


John Luther Adams: Veils and Vesper

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Upon These Shoulders

THURSDAY, January 11, 2018 at 7:00PM

Venue: Fisk Memorial Chapel

Intersection is honored to partner with Fisk University and Choral Arts Link to lead this community celebration to honor the life of Dr. King and the many heroes of the Civil Right Movement. Through music, spoken word and song we will recognize that while Dr. King was indeed the face of a great social protest, many people “orchestrated” strategies, meetings, sought resources and the like. And, that these unsung heroes, worthy of celebration, were indeed the wings beneath Dr. King’s wings. This year’s performance features the world-premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Jonathan Bailey Holland exploring race, equity and youth, the Nashville premiere of a work by Joel Thompson and additional repertoire performed by Choral Arts Link and Fisk Jubilee Singers.. Join us for pre- and post-show conversations in partnership with Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Room.   


Jonathan Bailey Holland: I Too Sing - *World Premiere
Joel Thompson: Seven Last Words of the Unarmed
Hannibal Lokumbe: Selections from Fannie Lou Hamer  

Composer Talk
Hope Unborn: The Intersection of Race, Arts and Democracy

Cecilia Olusola Tribble, Jonathan Bailey Holland and Joel Thompson
Wednesday, January 10th at NECAT Studio - Nashville State Community College-

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From the Ancient Valley

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

Venue: Quattro Evento Receptions

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2pm *Family Program

Venue: Casa Azafran

Join Intersection as we experience vibrant music composed and inspired by Kurdish and Persian culture. From the Ancient Valley will feature three visiting musicians – Persian composer and instrumentalist Shahab Paranj playing the Tombak, a Persian drum, Reza Vali, an Iranian composer, and acclaimed mezzo-soprano Janna Baty - alongside Intersection musicians and local Kurdish artists. The program will feature Reza Vali's Folk Songs performed by Ms. Baty known for her recording of the work with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Shahab will perform virtuoso percussive works exploring Persian and Kurdish percussion and will guide us through several of his compositions for Western instruments. Other works include pieces by Persian composer Behzad Ranjbaran and Henry Cowell's "Persian Set". The Friday evening performance will feature all the musical repertoire, while the Saturday afternoon performance will be designed especially for families and children with an abridged musical program and increased audience interaction.


Behzad Ranjbaran: Isfahan (2007) *
Reza Vali: Folk Songs, Set No. 8 (1989)
Henry Cowell: Persian Set (1957)*
Shahab Paranj: The Unattained (2014)
Shahab Paranj: Avaz-e Jan (2016)
Additional Works To Be Announced
* Performed Friday Evening Only



Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 11AM

Venue: Nashville Main Library

Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6pm

Venue: Yazoo Brewing Company

Intersection presents two string quartets by composer Hannibal Lokumbe exploring the lives of two heroic women: Anne Frank and Fannie Lou Hamer. Both works highlight the power of the voice, both written and vocal, in resisting oppression and crying for freedom. The performance features Intersection instrumentalists and contralto Gwendolyn Brown. Lokumbe says, “The Anne Frank piece I wrote because I wanted to make sure I make a musical statement of thanks and gratitude to her. As a child of color growing up in Texas, it meant a lot for me to read her diary. It let me know that insanity was not confined to the part of the world I lived in only.”


Hannibal Lokumbe - A Star for Anne
Hannibal Lokumbe - Fannie Lou Hamer

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