The fourth 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.
In August, we celebrate the music of the great film composer Ennio Morricone in a festive outdoor concert merging the beauty and virtuosity of his chamber works. In October, we will present Veils and Vesper by John Luther Adams, a six-hour sound installation of transformative, meditative reflection. Intersection is dedicated to sharing the music of living composers with Nashville, and this installation is our first time presenting a work of this scope. January provides a world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Jonathan Bailey Holland as well as the Nashville premiere of a work by composer Joel Thompson in partnership with Fisk University and Choral Arts Link in our performance of Upon These Shoulders. In March, we bring Richard Danielpour to town along with two Iranian musicians, Shahab Paranj and Sohrab Pournazzeri, for a program celebrating Kurdish and Persian in From the Ancient Valley. In May and June Intersection presents Hannibal with two string quartets by composer Hannibal Lokumbe exploring the lives of two heroic women: Anne Frank and Fannie Lou Hamer.
Connectivity is defined as the ability to connect successfully with others. Our aim is to present musical works in a way where they can connect with and touch you – expanding your perspectives and experiences, reimagining what music is and channeling the power of sound to express our world. We’ve crafted a season that explores synthetic sound, diverse cultures, social justice and nature interwoven with varied compositional techniques. We also continue our work building Contempo Kids and performing monthly at Kidsville and Room in the Inn.
This is an exciting season for us, and 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 as we continue our goal of “connectivity. 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.