The fifth 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 September, we present “Stravinsky to Marsalis” featuring the 100th anniversary of one of the most important classical works of the 20th century Stravinsky’s “L’Histoire du Soldat” paired with the response of Wynton Marsalis “The Fiddler’s Tale”. This concert blends jazz, classical, dance and theatre in a family friendly performance at the WO Smith Music School re-imagining these works. In February, we will be working with composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe, sharing the Nashville premiere of his large work “Crucifixion Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling” for chorus, instrumental ensemble, narrators and soloists, while also bringing his string quartets “Fannie Lou Hamer” and “Star for Anne” to incarcerated communities. Hannibal’s music ultimately offers joy and forgiveness in the face of darkness. In May, in partnership with Nashville in Harmony, “Spectrum” presents our fourth commissioned work by composer TJ Cole alongside colorful pieces by composers Esa-Pekka Salonen and Liza Lim.
With CORE 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, reimagining what music is and channeling the power of sound to express our world. We continue our work performing at Kidsville, 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 5 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.