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
Virtual Series


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

Andre Myers - Falling Skyward

Adolphus Hailstork - Flute Set

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


Concert Sponsors

Community Foundation