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Season 8 - Community

Mini Tour

Flourish and Fanfare

A Mini Musical Parks Tour

Through a partnership with MetroParks Music - All performances FREE!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021at 6:00pm

Bellevue Red Caboose Park - Outdoor Stage

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00am

Smith Springs Park Antioch - Community Center

Monday, August 30, 2021at 6:00pm

Two Rivers Park Donelson - Mansion


Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 6:30pm

Hadley Park North Nashville - Bandshell

Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:45pm Celebrate Nashville

Centennial Park - ASURION STAGE

Intersection presented some fun, family friendly, brass quintet programs featuring music by Jennifer Higdon, Aaron Copland and William Grant Still combined with popular favorites from La La Land and West Side Story.  Presented in partnership with the music division at MetroParks, these free events were OUTDOORS in each park.  Pack a picnic, play on the nearby playgrounds, visit some new parks and enjoy some live, festive music to celebrate community! Featuring - Pat Kunkee and Joel Treybig, Trumpet, Jennifer Kummer and Leslie Norton, Horn, David Loucky, Trombone and Gil Long, Tuba

PROGRAM - subject to change

Jennifer Higdon - Fanfare Quintet 

Leonard Bernstein (Arr. Ralphson) - America from West Side Story

Hurwitz (Arr. Ridenour) - Mia & Sebastian’s Theme & City of Stars from La La Land 

Jonathan Bailey Holland - Introit for Brass Quintet  

Aaron Copland (arr. Morales) - The Promise of Living from The Tender Land

James Stephenson - Fanfare for an Angel for Brass Quintet 

William Grant Still - Animal Sketches

Gary Powell Nash - Prelude from Romantic Prelude and Processional

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Musica Nueva

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 7:30pm

Venue: Father Ryan Auditorium

Intersection and Global Education Center presented a concert featuring the world premiere of a new guitar concerto by Leo Brouwer featuring João Luiz on guitar, and Brazilian and Cuban percussion, dance and capoeira.


Astor Piazzolla: Café 1930 (Arr. for trio by João Luiz)

Leo Brouwer: Paisajes, Retratos y Mujeres             

       II. Mujer Bailando un Minueto

Leo Brouwer: Sonatas de la Meditación - Guitar Concerto for Guitar and Ensemble
      Co-Commission with Global Education Center * World Premiere
Brazilian and Cuban percussion, dance and capoeira


João Luiz, Guitar

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

Christina McGann, Violin

Eliza Cho, Violin

Sarah Cote, Viola

Meghan Berindean, Cello

Tiffany Freeman, Bass

Deanna Little, Flute

Jared Hauser, Oboe

Todd Waldecker, Clarinet

Peter Kolkay, Bassoon

Jennifer Kummer, Horn

Rod McGaha, Trumpet

Prentiss Hobbs, Trombone

Christine Comer, Percussion

Jihye Chang, Piano

Vonda Darrs, Harp

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Upon These Shoulders

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 7:30pm

Venue: National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM)

Upon These Shoulders 2022 Program Book

Upon These Shoulders: Step by Step honors and artistically explores historic impressions in the African American journal of racial equity and cultural inclusiveness through footprints of yesterday and today. This event featured musical performances by Choral Arts Link, Intersection and Nashville Symphony's Accelerando students woven together with interviews and spoken word, hosted by the National Museum of African American Music. Specific repertoire included works by Jessie Montgomery and George Walker. 


Upon These Shoulders is an annual event, launched in 2017 by Choral Arts Link and Intersection, working with community partners to celebrate the many heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, historically and today. Performances in this series have included the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by composer Jonathan Bailey Holland exploring race, equity and youth; a celebration of the music of Florence Price, and a 10 day residency by composer and performer Hannibal Lokumbe.

Presented in partnership with Choral Arts Link, the National Museum of African American Music and the Nashville Symphony's Accelerando Program


Jessie Montgomery: Starburst

George Walker: Lyric for Strings


People, Places, Things

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 6:30pm

Venue: The Parthenon - Centennial Park

Presented by the ECHO Chamber Music Series at the Parthenon

People, Places, Things is a film by artist Lesa Dowdy, scored by composer Benjamin Chakoian Jones, and performed by INTERSECTION. On February 27th, the project will be premiered live in the Parthenon’s Naos room with the film projected on screen while INTERSECTION provides a live soundtrack for the audience in real time.

This project was born out of a collaboration between the Nashville Metro Archives’ Audiovisual Heritage Center (AVHC).  Filmmaker Lesa Dowdy was invited to incorporate historic audiovisual recordings at the AVHC in the creation of a new work to premiere at the Parthenon as part of Centennial Park Conservancy’s ECHO chamber music series. Lesa worked with Metro archivists to choose endangered analog audiovisual materials for preservation, some of which have not been seen in decades. Lesa also collaborated with composer Benjamin Chakoian Jones and INTERSECTION to create a soundtrack for this engaging 45 minute film.

Featuring -  Alicia Enstrom, Violin, Alessandra Volpi, Piano and Benjamin Chakoian Jones, Bass.

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LISTEN Showcase

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

21c Museum Hotel Nashville

6-8pm - FREE EVENT

Intersection's LISTEN project has commissioned solo works by female-identifying, non-binary or gender non-conforming composers.  Our LISTEN SHOWCASE featured the first in-person live performances of several of these new commissions.  Hear from composers and musicians playing works for snare drum, french horn, oboe and more, while drinking a signature cocktail in the beautiful galleries of 21C Museum Hotel. LISTEN is made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Timbre Cierpke: New Soil

Erin Graham: Cycle for Four Snare Drums (selected movements)

Azalea Twining: Echo

Cristina Spinei: Wallflowers

Nailah Nombeko: Agrestic Landscape – Birds at Dawn 

Alisha Heng: a late-night walk

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Humans Vs Machine

Sunday, May 15, 2022

The 5 Spot


Intersection and Southern Word present Humans vs Machine: the DJ Battle of the Century. Join us to witness the magic of a music battle like no other between DJ VU Reggaerica and Intersection. Featuring guest performers The Blackson and Nina Donovan.

Intersection Artists

Annaliese Kowert, Violin

Esther Sanders, Violin

Tony Parce, Viola

Grace Parce, Cello

Performing String Quartets by Composers Chris Farrell, Ben Plotnick and more.

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Cheekwood Cellos

Cheekwood Cellos

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cheekwood - Thursday Night Out

6pm and 7:15pm Performances

A beautiful evening of lush, warm, and explorative cello octet repertoire featuring works by Villa-Lobos, Arvo Pärt and more, under the direction of Artistic Director, Kelly Corcoran as part of Cheekwood's Thursday Night Out summer programming.


Arvo Pärt: Da Pacem Domine

Eric Whitacre (arr. Zeigler): Sleep for 8 Cellos

Arr. Serebrier: None But the Lonely Heart

Kaitlyn Raitz: OTTO *New Work - Premiere Performance

Kaija Saariaho: Neiges (select movements)

Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1


Kelly Corcoran, Conductor

Sarah Berry, Cello

Robin Hasenpflug, Cello

Kaitlyn Raitz, Cello

Alexander Smith, Cello

Chris Stenstrom, Cello

Paul Vest, Cello

Kaitlyn Vest, Cello

Dongdong Zhang, Cello

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