Upon These Shoulders
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 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.
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.
Hear from Kelly Corcoran, Artistic Director of Intersection and Margaret Campbelle-Holman, Artistic Director of Choral Arts Link about plans for Upon These Shoulders in 2021.
The Power of Partnership
Past Celebrations & Reflections
Errollyn Wallen - Remember Marimba
Alvin Singleton - Argoru VI
Ji Hye Jung, Marimba
Gary Powell Nash – NY Miniatures (2020)
Nailah Nombeko - Piece for Oboe & Piano
Jared Hauser, Oboe
Kaylina Madison, Piano
Molly Barth, Flute
Arr. Dave Ragland - Negro Spirituals for Bassoon and Piano
Steal Away, In Vain and Calvary
Maya Stone, Bassoon
Dave Ragland, Piano
John W. Work Jr - Soliloquy
John W. Work Jr - Dancing in the Sun
Florence Price - Songs to the Dark Virgin
Tamica Harris, Soprano
Kaylina Madison & Dave Ragland, Piano