October 2015

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Intersection Announces Second Season

After a successful first season in early 2015, contemporary music ensemble Intersection returns with an equally ambitious and engaging second season featuring Pulitzer Prize-winner Julia Wolfe, the rare Ondes Martenot electronic instrument, local Mariachi performers, and more.

Photograph by Alex Ferrari

Beginning October 29

Opening the season on October 29, Sea of Tonality is based on Toru Takemitsu’s Rain Coming for Chamber Orchestra, which showcases his perception of tonality as a fluid element, constantly shifting and taking new forms. The performance also includes works by Tina Tallon, Joby Talbot, and Elliott Carter. The evening’s highlight is a presentation of Julia Wolfe’s True Love. Wolfe, the recent recipient of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Music, will lead a discussion as part of the show. Intersection’s family performance of the season is Mariachi, a celebration of music and culture. The afternoon of activities and music includes Intersection musicians, Gabriela Fuentes and Mariachi students from Metro Schools, and Manuel Delgado of Delgado Guitars. Explore the vibrancy of Mariachi folk traditions and the contemporary classical works of Mexican composers Silvestre Revueltas and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez. The final show of the season, Key of Intensity, is designed around the Ondes Martenot, a French instrument created in the 1920s that blends a traditional piano keyboard with timbral controls and amplification through gongs and lyres. Due to the limited number of musicians who have mastered this incredibly expressive electronic instrument, it is very rare to hear one played. Intersection has crafted a seven-piece bill devoted entirely to this instrument featuring Estelle Lemire and Marie Bernard, two of the finest Ondes Martenot performers in the world. For more information and tickets, visit www.intersectionmusic.org.

Kelly Corcoran conducts Intersection

Artclectic 2015 University School of Nashville October 22–24 by Maggie Knox This year’s theme for Artclectic is “Inspire. Be Inspired.” The 19th annual juried show is chaired by Cameron Simmons, Kobie Pretorius, and Ginger Sands, who chose the theme. “We believe art can help take the everydayness out of people’s lives,” explained co-chair Cameron Simmons. “We hope visitors will join us for the art, the community, and the food and take a piece of inspiration away with them.” Many of the artists have included statements on what inspires them in their paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and more. Almost half of the 56 artists taking part in this year’s show are Nashville locals, including digital artist Leslie Haines and painter James Makuac. The sale will be held October 22 through 24 at University School of

Nashville (USN). Prices range from $20 to over $5,000, and proceeds from the event support USN’s Artclectic Fund for Innovative Teaching. Entrance to Artclectic is free on Saturday, October 22. Highlights include the POPclectic market, which features local handmade items below $75, and Scrap Exchange, a hands-on art-making space. Reservations are required for the Patrons Party on Thursday night. The Community Party on Friday night is open to the public, allowing attendees to check out the artwork while enjoying light fare and a cash bar. Tickets to the Community Party are $10.

James Makuac | Fixing Our Way Through the Constellations 2014 | Acrylic on canvas | 24” x 24” x 2”

Artclectic 2015 is slated for October 22 through 24 at USN. For more information and a complete schedule, please visit www.artclectic.org.

Leslie Haines | L Is for Lion | 2014 Digital collage | 26” x 22” x 1”

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