On October 29 at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Kelly Corcoran will conduct the season-opening concert of Intersection, the contemporary-music ensemble she formed earlier this year. Corcoran, who is also director of the Nashville Symphony Chorus, will conduct Tina Tallon’s Pneuma Mekhanes (2014), Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Coming for Chamber Orchestra (1982), Joby Talbot’s Minus 1500 (2001), and Elliott Carter’s Mosaic (2004), the latter featuring harpist Kirsten Agresta Copely, principal harp of the Nashville Opera Orchestra. Composer Julia Wolfe will be in attendance for a performance of True Love, her 2006 work for accordion and large ensemble, featuring Nashville-based accordionist Jeff Lisenby. Intersection gave its inaugural concert in March 2015 in a program of Arvo Pärt and Sofia Gubaidulina, and introduced a contemporary music series for children in June 2015 at the Green Door Gourmet farm, featuring Bruce Adolphe’s Tyrannosaurus Sue: A Cretaceous Concerto. Two further performances, in January and April, are planned this season.
Posted October 29, 2015