Nashville Spotlight: Week of October 8-14 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: Week of October 8-14

Oct 8, 2018

A selection of arts events that caught our eye in Nashville this week.

Blair School of Music: Blair Woodwind Quintet

  • October 8, 8 p.m.
  • Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall, Blair School of Music
  • free

The Blair Woodwind Quintet welcomes its new flutist, Molly Barth with an evening of sonic color. The seasonally appropriate Autumn by Jennifer Higdon, and the premiere of Aspirations for Woodwind Quintet by Dave Sartor, are joined by music from Carl Nielsen.

Frist Art Museum: Curator's Perspective, Paris:1900

Mary Weaver Chapin, the curator of prints and drawings at the Portland Art Museum, will focus on the 1900 Paris World's Fair as a moment meant to "wow" the rest of the world. Chapin is a specialist in nineteenth-century French art, and a noted expert on Henri de Tolouse-Latrec. The Paris:1900 exhibit immerses the visitor into this intensely progressive period via 300 artifacts from French museums.

OZ Arts: Falling Out

Theatre troupe Phantom Limb Company brings a call to climate action. Falling Out is the third and final installment of a trilogy that also included 69 degrees S in 2012 and Memory Rings in 2015. Inspired by the 2011 tsunami and ensuing Fukishima nuclear disaster, Falling Out combines Phantom Limb's trademark puppetry and original music alongside contemporary flex dance and Japanese butoh movement.

West End United Methodist Church: Joyce Jones, organist

Concert organist Joyce Jones is a retired faculty member from Baylor University, known for virtuosic pedal technique and a vivacious personality. This concert is sure to be a showcase for West End's 136 rank Moller pipe organ. Highlights of the program include Franz Liszt's Prelude and Fugue on B.A.C.H. and Fête, by Jean Langlais.

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