Nashville Spotlight: Week of November 5-11 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: Week of November 5-11

Nov 5, 2018

A collection of events from the Arts Calendar that caught our eye this week.

Althea Murphy-Price: Unreal Expectations

The Vanderbilt University Department of Art and Space 204 present Unreal Expectation, a new exhibition from printmaker, Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, Tennessee). Inspired by the social implication of beauty as they relate to female identity, the work investigates how identity is informed and influenced through the context of a deceptively subversive, beauty culture.

Rick Steves Lecture/Talk

  • November 8, 7:30pm
  • MTSU Union Ballroom
  • free

Noted travel writer and NPR host Rick Steves will give a talk on themes from his new book, Travel as a Political Act. Steves will discuss purposeful travel - in which travelers connect with other people and cultures.

Harry T. Burleigh Spirituals Festival

  • November 10, 8am-9pm
  • ET Goins Hall, Tennessee State University
  • General: $60, Students: $30
  • 7pm Benefit Concert, free admission

This year’s festival will celebrate and recognize musicians of African descent with ties to the Volunteer State and their contributions to the rich musical and cultural canon of our society. The day will feature a lecture performance, choral clinics, vocal masterclasss, and a gala concert, open to the public, in support of the H. T. Burleigh Fund for Vocal Studies at Tennessee State University. In addition to the sessions, The Burleigh Festival offers solo vocal and choral opportunities in lecture presentation, vocal masterclass, and the Burleigh Festival Chorus. 

Opera Theatre at Belmont: Double Bill

Maurice Ravel's L'Enfant et les Sortileges and Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors both offer a perspective of a child's journey, and an exhibition of compassion from a young boy.

MTSU Percussion Ensemble

Performing large pieces for ensembles, as well as smaller chamber pieces. Music for percussion instruments only, from the 20th century onward, will make up this program.

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