A selection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.
Nashville Ballet: Lucy Negro Redux
- February 8-10
Poet Caroline Randall Williams's poetry collection of the same name has been turned into a ballet by Artistic Director Paul Vasterling. Helping to tell the tale of Black Lucy, who is thought to be the Dark Lady of Shakespeare's sonnets, are MacArthur Genius Rhiannon Giddens, early music expert Francesco Turisi, and principal dancer Kayla Rowser. You can catch a preview of the piece in our Live in Studio C archive.
- February 9, 6pm
- Fisk University
The culmination of composer Hannibal Lokumbe's residency with Intersection also features the MET Singers and a talk by Sarah Collins, a survivor of the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Attendees can participate in a freedom walk at 6pm. Crucifixion/Resurrection: Nine Souls a-Traveling was written in honor of those lost in the mass shooting at Mother Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.
The Hermitage: Echoes of My Sister's Voices
- February 9, 4pm
- First Presbyterian Church
This program uses music, storytelling, and poetry to tell about the lives of women trapped by the bondage of slavery. Dr. Naima Bush brings these womens' voices to life in a unique historic offering. Additional performances take place throughout Nashville during the month of February.
Chinese Arts Alliance: Chinese New Year Celebration
- February 9, 12pm
- Hillsboro Village
A rippling 60-foot dragon will parade through Hillsboro Village, lion dancers will perform, professional jugglers will mingle with the crowd, Chinese calligraphy will be water “painted” on the walkways, and there will be Chinese songs, music, dance, percussion, and arts and crafts for children, as well as TaiChi, Bamboo dance, and Chinese naming. All to celebrate the Year of the Pig.
Blair School of Music: A Choral Prism
- February 8, 7:30pm and 9pm
- Blair School of Music
- event page
Choirs perform at all angles around the concert hall, continuously from one piece to the next. Two performances of this popular event make room for more audience to attend.
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