A selection of arts events that caught our eye this week.
Center for Chinese Music and Culture: Free the Reed
- October 26, 7:30pm
- MTSU Hinton Hall
Multi-grammy winning harmonica player Howard Levy and Chinese sheng virtuoso Hu Jianbing perform together in an epic free reed showdown. Howard Levy is a member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and has performed with Paul Simon, Bobby McFerrin, and Dolly Parton. Hu Jianbing was a member of Yo Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble and has performed in Carnegie hall.
The Chestnut Group: Pop-Up Art Gallery
- open through November 9
- Cumberland River Compact
“Our Water. Our Future.” is a pop-up art gallery hosted by the Cumberland River Compact in partnership with The Chestnut Group. The art displayed is designed by The Chestnut Group, a non-profit alliance of Plein Air Painters dedicated to the conservation and preservation of vanishing landscapes in Middle Tennessee. The pop-up art gallery will kick off with a River Talk on Thursday, October 11th and continue through Friday, November, 9th. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Cumberland River Compact.
Spring Hill Orchestra: Fall Frenzy
- October 27 and 28, 7:30pm
- Calvary UMC
Joining the orchestra to perform the first movement of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor is Daniel Colalillo, a New York based classical pianist. Performing Charles Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra will be Erin Erdos. The orchestra will also play “The Moldau” by Bedřik Smetana, as well as selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” Suite. Dancers from the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Spring Hill will join the orchestra for “Swan Lake.”
Christ Church Cathedral: Thomas Ospital, organ
- October 28, 4pm
- Christ Church Cathedral
- $15 suggested donation, $5 for students
Chief organist at the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, home of the largest pipe organ in France, Thomas Ospital is a top international concert organist. His program includes a demonstration of his skills at improvisation. Reception following - co-sponsored by the Nashville Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
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