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Season 5 - Core


Stravinsky to Marsalis

Friday, September 28, 2018 at 7:30pm

Venue: WO Smith Community Music School


Join Intersection as we explore a concert of success, power and the depths people will descend to achieve them. Igor Stravinsky’s L'Histoire du soldat – which translates to The Soldier’s Tale – tells the story of a soldier who trades his fiddle to the devil in exchange for wealth. Wynton Marsalis’s A Fiddler’s Tale responds to Stravinsky’s tragic work with a modern ear, bringing deeper jazz and contemporary influences to this timeless story. Stravinsky to Marsalis is an evening of music, dance and theatre featuring 7 virtuoso instrumentalists, conducted by Kelly Corcoran, directed by Jon Royal, with original choreography by Gerald Watson. The evening features Stravinsky’s blend of jazz and classical with innovative instrumentation and dance that encouraged composers including Marsalis to follow in his footsteps. The performance takes place on the 100-year anniversary of L'Histoire du soldat’s premiere to the date, so bring your friends and family to celebrate a re-imagining of this important work.


Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat / The Soldier's Tale (1918)
Marsalis: A Fiddler's Tale (1998) (excerpts)


Crucifixion Resurrection

Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 7:00PM

Venue: Fisk Memorial Chapel

Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling is a requiem by composer and jazz trumpeter - Hannibal Lokumbe.  It honors the nine victims of the mass shooting at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Join us for the Nashville premiere of this important work composed in 2017 for jazz ensemble, chorus, narrators and vocal soloists. The music is ultimately filled with joy, power and forgiveness in the face of darkness, merging jazz and classical styles into an exuberant work. The concert will be preceded by a walk of love. Stay tuned for further details about guest artists, instrumentalists and our community chorus for this special event. 


Pre-concert activities include a 6pm “Walk of Love” exploring the campus and history of Fisk University and “Remembering Birmingham”, at 6:20pm, with Sarah Collins, Survivor of the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in Birmingham in 1963, where Ms. Collins shares her story of survival, loss and resilience. Hannibal requests that community members joining for the “Walk of Love” wear white.


Hannibal Lokumbe: Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling (2017)

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Hannibal Lokumbe Composer Residency

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: a Conversation about Resilience, Revolution and Fannie Lou Hamer
Friday, February 1, 6:00-7:30pm
Nashville Public Library

Lecture and Performance: Featuring a performance of Hannibal Lokumbe’s String Quartet “Fannie Lou Hamer” alongside a lecture with composer Hannibal Lokumbe and panelists exploring the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer in partnership with the Civil Rights Room and Nashville Public Library. 


The New Being: Perception and Spiritual Existence of People of Color
Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8:00pm
Nashville Ballet

Lecture and Conversation: Presented in partnership with Metro Arts and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt, Composer Hannibal Lokumbe will speak to arts and community leaders about building equity and his work in community based arts programming.


Mass Incarceration and Restorative Arts: A conversation with Composer Hannibal Lokumbe and Dr. Rosevelt Noble
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00-5:30pm
Black Cultural Center, Vanderbilt University

Lecture and Conversation: Composer Hannibal Lokumbe joins Dr. Rosevelt Noble, a scholar of the American criminal justice system and Director of the BCC, for a conversation discussing Hannibal’s work with incarcerated men and women around the country, the power of music to heal, and the impact of race in the American prison system.

Crucifixion Resurrection at the League of American Orchestras Conference
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 5:30pm
Downtown Presbyterian Church

Composer Hannibal Lokumbe and Intersection presented an encore performance of Crucifixion Resurrection at the League of American Orchestras National Conference in Nashville.



Saturday, May 18th at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 PM

Venue: OZ Arts Nashville


Intersection is excited to partner again with Nashville in Harmony for "Spectrum", a collaborative concert featuring the world premiere of a new jointly commissioned work by composer TJ Cole. Cole is known for her colorful, imaginative works. For instrumental ensemble and chorus, her work will explore the gender spectrum including visual art and projections integrated with the musical creation. Additional works on the program by Intersection include "Mania for Violoncello Solo and Ensemble" by Esa-Pekka Salonen featuring cellist Michael Samis and "Voodoo Child" by Australian composer Liza  Lim. Both Salonen and Lim's works feature virtuosity, emotion and wild passion. Nashville in Harmony will also present a variety of exciting pieces in a concert full of color! 


TJ Cole: Those Moments (2019) *World Premiere commissioned by Intersection & NIH 
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Mania (2000)
Liza Lim: Voodoo Child (1989)
Nashville In Harmony - Additional Works TBA

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