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An Opening Goodbye:chatterbird and the Curb Center Collaborate with Four Local Composers to Explore Crisis and Conflict for an Innovative Evening of New Music

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An Opening Goodbye to take place April 12 at Saint Elle

March 7, 2022 ­– Nashville, TN – chatterbird, a Nashville-based chamber ensemble, and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University have announced an innovative partnership and collaborative performance. An Opening Goodbye will take place April 12 at Saint Elle as part of their ongoing Artist Spotlight Series, which celebrates the creative spirit that defines Nashville. Tickets are available and on sale now (here).

As crises around the world continue to feel more overwhelming by the day, how can we find new ways to engage around topics that often leave us with more questions than answers? Through an innovative partnership with the Curb Center, chatterbird explores perspective through the musical lenses of four unique minds. Vanderbilt faculty composers Molly HerronStan LinkMichael Alec Rose, and Michael Slayton explore themes of crisis and conflict surrounding subjects ranging from climate change and fascism to the concept of art’s role in the modern world. Vanderbilt University scholars and community members will be on hand to discuss the topics further.

“We are beyond excited to collaborate with chatterbird on this unique concert experience,” said Leah Lowe, Director of the Curb Center. “Having the opportunity to showcase four Vanderbilt voices through the premieres of four new music works is not only engaging for audiences, but also perfectly aligns with Curb Center’s mission to explore the arts as a mode of inquiry into the world around us.”


Wednesday, April 12 – 7:30 PM

Saint Elle, 1420 3rd Ave South

Ticket Price: Pay Your Wage

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About the Curb Center: The Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise & Public Policy at Vanderbilt University forges connections between artistic disciplines, encourages robust dialogue among creatives and their audiences, and works to advance public dialogue on issues, policies, and organizational structures affecting artists, creative endeavors, and individuals’ expressive lives. At the Curb Center, they see the arts as a form of cultural inquiry and discovery. They embody a sense of possibility, approach challenges from a positive perspective, and provide accessible and engaging programming that reflects the interests and needs of the communities they serve.

About Saint Elle: From the owners/creators of boutique venue the Cordelle in Downtown Nashville, comes their newest addition to the event space landscape, Saint Elle. Saint Elle is an 8,000 square foot venue and event space, filled with natural light and a focus on fresh, modern touches which complement the historic architecture. The venue floor plan is all on one level which creates a seamless flow throughout for vendors, planners, and clients. Their focus is hospitality and creating a space where all clients and guests feel celebrated, valued, and fulfilled.

About chatterbird: chatterbird is a chamber music ensemble that explores alternative instrumentation, stylistic diversity, and interdisciplinary collaboration in order to create thoughtful, intimate, and inventive musical experiences. Formed in 2014, chatterbird performs classical music that skirts traditional boundaries, sliding between classical, jazz, hip-hop, rock, avant-garde, and country, creating a thoughtful and inventive way to discover and experience modern classical music. chatterbird brings cutting-edge chamber music repertoire into spaces where you wouldn’t usually find it, like bars, galleries, breweries, basements, and everywhere in between.





Saint Elle
1420 3rd Ave. South
Nashville, TN United States
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