Nashville Spotlight: Week Of October 7 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: Week Of October 7

Oct 7, 2019

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

Deke Weaver: "Tiger"

Touring the length of the Mississippi, storyteller Deke Weaver will present TIGER, the fifth performance from Unreliable Bestiary: a performance for each letter of the alphabet, each letter represented by an endangered animal or habitat. Part travelogue, séance, and Parisian salon, TIGER is dark thoughtful humor for the anthropocene.

Nashville Opera: "Madame Butterfly"

  • Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • Event page

Japanese geisha Cio-Cio-San, also known as Butterfly, abandons her faith and family for the dashing American sailor, Lieutenant Pinkerton. But Pinkerton's love is temporary and Butterfly's happiness, short-lived. In the end, Cio-Cio-San pays the ultimate price for her selfless devotion. For more than a century, audiences have been thrilled by Giacomo Puccini's haunting, poignant music and touched by the lovely Butterfly, who sacrifices everything for love.

Wishing Chair Productions: "Lorraine: The Girl Who Sang The Storm Away"

  • Oct. 11-Nov. 9
  • Nashville Public Library, Main Library
  • Event page

This brand-new musical marionette show, adapted from the book by Ketch Secor and illustrated by Higgins Bond, introduces us to Lorraine and her Pa Paw who love to play music and sing songs. When a big Tennessee-mountain storm rolls in and their instruments are nowhere to be found, Lorraine must find the music inside herself to get through the fearsome thunder and rain.

Brass Band of Nashville: Fall Concert

  • Oct. 12 at 7 p.m.
  • Vine Street Christian Church
  • Event page

The band will be featuring music of Bach, John Philip Sousa, Bellstedt and will feature the world premiere of Robert Jager's "Meditations on an Old Scottish Hymn Tune" for brass band. Guest artists include Julia Callaway, Scott Hagarty and Ben Blasco.

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