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Upon These Shoulders:
Juneteenth at the Tennessee State Museum

Saturday, June 15, 2024 - 1pm

Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd

Nashville, Tennessee


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.

This year, in lieu of our formal Upon These Shoulders event, we are thrilled to be a part of the Tennessee State Museum's Annual Juneteenth Celebration!   We will have a string quartet of intersection musicians performing contemporary works by Rhiannon Giddens, Charlton Singleton and more. 


Learn more about the Tennessee State Museum Juneteenth Celebration here.


Rhiannon Giddens: At the Purchaser's Option with Variations

Charlton Singleton: Testimony

String Quartet

Christina McGann, Violin

Esther McMahon, Violin

Cristina Micci-Barreca, Viola

Kaitlyn Raitz, Cello

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