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Jihye Chang

Thin Places

Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:30pm

Trinity Presbyterian Church

3201 Hillsboro Pike

Nashville, TN 37215



Thin places are described in Celtic spirituality as places where the space between heaven and earth is thinner, or in more secular terms, they are spaces that invite us to connect with things beyond ourselves.  This concert, titled Thin Places to evoke this concept, presents the world premiere performances of musical works written for Intersection in celebration of our 10th season.


Gary Powell Nash’s Look for the Helpers is largely based on and inspired by the tragic shootings at the Covenant School in Nashville, TN and Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, both occurring around the same time in 2023. Composer Sungji Hong's  Igerthi for Piano and Sinfonietta is a piano concerto specifically written for Jihye Chang with funds from Hong’s Guggenheim Fellowship.  The work takes its title from the Greek text for “He has risen”.  Pianist Jihye Chang will perform two solo works written for her inspired by the chorale Ein Feste Burg and Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Bells.  These works celebrate humanity and the forces that embrace us.


Join us at Trinity Presbyterian Church to experience these works for the first time with an ensemble of 15 players and the virtuoso playing of Jihye Chang on piano.


Shinuh Lee: Chorale Fantasy No. 4 - Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott (for solo piano)

Sungji Hong: Silver Bells! (for solo piano)

Gary Powell Nash: Look for the Helpers *World Premiere

Sungji Hong: Igerthi for Piano and Sinfonietta *World Premiere


Jihye Chang, Piano

Kelly Corcoran, Conductor 


Sungji Hong, Composer

Gary Powell Nash, Composer


Deanna Little, Flute 

Jared Hauser, Oboe

Mark Cramer, Clarinet

Peter Kolkay, Bassoon

Tara Johnson, Horn

Fred Sienkiewicz, Trumpet

Evan Clifton, Trombone

Christine Comer, Percussion

Erin Booker-Miller, Harp 

Maria Romero Ramos, Violin

Esther McMahon, Violin

Cristina Micci-Barreca, Viola

Kaitlyn Vest, Cello

Tiffany Freeman, Bass

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