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Season 6 - Action

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Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30PM

Venue: George Shinn Event Center, Lipscomb University

Intersection presents RENEWAL - a musical program featuring Intersection instrumentalists, Portara, percussionists Lee Vinson and Ji Hye Jung along with Sandbox Percussionists Terry Sweeney and Jonny Allen, conducted by Kelly Corcoran. Sarah Kirkland Snider's "Mass for the Endangered" is about the need to preserve our planet and Viet Cuong's "Renewal" is inspired by alternative energy sources such as wind and solar power. Snider's work is for chorus and instrumental ensemble and will feature Portara. Cuong's piece is for 4 percussion soloists and instrumental ensemble and showcases a variety of sounds, instruments and colors. Both works emphasize the value of nature and our planet and we hope to shed light on the beauty, fragility and resilience of our planet through this performance and our partnerships. Composer Viet Cuong will be in attendance at the concert. More details soon regarding pre-concert activities with the composer and our partners.


Sarah Kirkland Snider: Mass for the Endangered (2018)
Viet Cuong: Re(new)al: Concerto for Percussion Quartet (2017)

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February 2020

Intersection will explore the connections between the 19th Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement through the music and story of Florence Price and excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye’s Opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. Florence Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer and Harriet Tubman became an activist for women’s suffrage in her later years. Throughout the month of February, Intersection will be working with partners such as Fisk University, the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library, Choral Arts Link and Douglas Shadle, a Florence Price historian, to present musical performances and discussions. These events will connect with Upon These Shoulders, an annual community arts collaboration and will also kick-off Intersection’s 2020 initiative LISTEN, a year long project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and lifting up the voices of women.


Florence Price: Spring Journey
Florence Price: Four Negro Folk Songs in Counterpoint
Nkeiru Okoye: Excerpts from Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom


A performance and discussion exploring the story of Harriet Tubman, suffrage and civil rights
Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 3PM
Nashville Downtown Library
Presented in partnership with the Civil Rights Room and Votes for Women at the Nashville Public Library

UPON THESE SHOULDERS - From the Back of the Bus

A community performance and celebration honoring Dr. King and the many heroes of the civil rights movement featuring performances by Choral Arts Link, Intersection and more
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7PM
Fisk Memorial Chapel
Presented in partnership with Choral Arts Link and Fisk University


A performance and discussion with Dr. Alisha Jones of Indiana University and Dr. Douglas Shadle of Vanderbilt University celebrating the voices of Black women composers Nkeiru Okoye and Florence Price. The Women's Chorus from MTSU will be performing Spring Journey by Florence Price.
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30 PM
Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University
Generously supported by an Arts and Humanities Rapid Response Micro-Grant from the Vanderbilt University Office of the Provost

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