Intersection presents its third ‘Upon these Shoulders’ event with Hannibal Lokumbe’s ‘Crucifixion Resurrection.’

On February 9, 2019 Intersection presented its third Upon These Shoulders concert at Fisk University. This concert annual series seeks to highlight “the voices of civil rights foot soldiers who forged new freedom pathways and whose strong shoulders continue holding us up.” This year Intersection brought in classical composer and jazz trumpeter Hannibal Lokumbe to…

As Hello Gold Mountain Premier Approaches, Experience the Stories Behind the Work

Earlier this year Music City Review gave a preview of a concert to be given by chatterbird, a Nashville-based ensemble dedicated to exploring non-traditional instrumentation and stylistic diversity. The concert will feature the world premier of Hello Gold Mountain, an original composition by Chinese composer Wu Fei. The piece is “a requiem for the lost opportunity…

The Nashville Symphony Presents Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Schumann

By Allison Centobene On Saturday, February 2, the Nashville Symphony gave a performance of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Schumann to a nearly full house, featuring guest conductor Markus Stenz. The concert showcased three quite different pieces that still had the same overall aesthetic. The evening began with Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage by Felix Mendelssohn, followed…

Nashville Symphony Offering Student Tickets for $10

Through its Soundcheck program, the Nashville Symphony is offering $10 student tickets for Spring 2019. These tickets can be acquired over the phone at 615-687-6400, online through a Symphony account, or in person at One Symphony Place in downtown Nashville. Those interested are asked to limit two Soundcheck tickets per student. However, for local groups of 12+…

Acclaimed Flutist and Composer Jamie Baum to Perform Live in the Jazz Cave

Jamie Baum, an internationally-acclaimed flutist and composer will perform live in the Nashville Jazz Workshop’s Jazz Cave. This opportunity is for one night only, February 2 at 8:00 PM. She will be joined by Bruce Dudley on piano, Roger Spencer on bass, and Marcus Finnie on drums. Tickets are $25, $15 for high school and…

Nashville Symphony Offering Free Tickets to Furloughed Federal Workers

Below is a press release direct from the Nashville Symphony: “The Nashville Symphony is offering complimentary tickets to select upcoming concerts for furloughed federal workers and their families. Furloughed federal government employees are eligible to receive up to two (and, in some cases, up to four) complimentary concert tickets for performances through May 2019. Tickets…

chatterbird Ensemble to Perform World Premier of Hello Gold Mountain

chatterbird, a Nashville-based chamber ensemble dedicated to exploring alternative instrumentation and non-traditional means of performing classical music, is continuing its composer residency with Chinese composer Wu Fei. On February 23, the ensemble will perform Wu Fei’s original composition, Hello Gold Mountain. The performance will take place in Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Hall at 7:00 PM. This is…

Nashville Symphony to Celebrate Three of History’s Greats

Over two nights, the Nashville Symphony will present a concert celebrating three of history’s all-time great composers: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, and Robert Schumann. A continuation of the Symphony’s Classical Series, these performances will feature internationally renowned Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen. The concerts will be held February 1-2, 8:00 PM, with guest conductor Markus…