The 2019-2020 sixth season for Intersection continues existing partnerships, explores new musical ground and showcases great contemporary classical music while also recognizing the power to build community and deepen our understanding of our current world. We’ve titled our season ACTION because we want everything we do to make a difference and have a positive impact. We are not passive. We are active.
In October, we present RENEWAL featuring works by Sarah Kirkland Snider and Viet Cuong. Snider’s Mass for the Endangered explores threats to our planet while Cuong’s RENEWAL showcases alternative energy sources. We’re excited to be partnering with Portara, Lipscomb, Adventure Science Center and the TN Land Trust for this concert about the beauty of our planet. In February, with JOURNEY, we explore the connections between the 19th Amendment and the Civil Rights Movement through the music and story of Florence Price and excerpts from Nkeiru Okoye’s Opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom. We’ll also join Choral Arts Link and Fisk University for our annual UPON THESE SHOULDERS performance. In April, for MUSICA NUEVA, we partner with Global Education Center for a program featuring the world premiere of a commission by Leo Brouwer as well as works by Tania Leon and Ileana Perez Velazquez. 2020 will also see Intersection’s initiative LISTEN, a year long project celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and lifting up the voices of women.
With ACTION we aim is to showcase our values - presenting significant musical repertoire and composers of the 20th & 21st centuries, celebrating the creation of new work, and collaborating with partners to connect the relevance of this repertoire to our lives – expanding perspectives and experiences, re-imagining what music is and channeling the power of sound to express our world. We continue our work performing at Kidsville, Preston Taylor Ministries, Room in the Inn, and with young composers in Contempo Kids. We also plan to launch Ripples, circles of conversation surrounding our projects, in partnership with the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.
This is an exciting season for us as we celebrate 6 years! We thank you for your support in bringing new music to Nashville. Our mantra is "Ears Wide Open," and we are listening! Tell us what you think and what you want to hear in Nashville. Please consider supporting Intersection to strengthen our core mission to present and create quality contemporary classical music for all people to experience.
The vision of Intersection is to expand and shift the perspectives of audiences and musicians of all ages, through the creation, cultivation and performance of contemporary music, a vital, thriving and inspiring form of art. Support Intersection's debut performances - shattering tradition, presenting new music for all ages.
Intersection aims to present contemporary music at the highest levels right from the start. As Intersection establishes itself as a fixture in Nashville's musical landscape, it will inevitably grow its work, collaborations and programming.
Intersection is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.