Welcome to the 11th Annual INTERSECTIONS Festival. We’re thrilled to present music by Grammy-winning artists and local favorites this February 19 – March 1. Tickets are on sale now. See more and save more with an Intersections Festival Pass.
Pianist, composer, and electronic musician James Fernando has been hailed by Textura magazine as having “seemingly effortless command of the piano”, and by author Grady Harp for creating music that “makes the world more beautiful.” Fernando presents an exciting solo program featuring his innovative piano and electronics setup. This performance includes audience participation and a post-show artist talk-back.
What happens when Oizys visits? In a space filled with live music and sound, dancers embody and confront our anxiety, asking what it takes to redirect its power and provoke change. Take a number; grab a seat: welcome to the Waiting Room. This performance includes audience participation.
Join the Washington and Lee University Singers in the Atlas Performing Arts Center premiere of Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard, one of the most meaningful recent works of social justice art. This multimedia fusion oratorio uses the featured choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and narrators to tell the tragic story and aftermath of the kidnapping, torture, and death of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming in 1998. Join us for a post-show discussion.
The Misto di Voci Ensemble explores mysticism and music of the spheres in a multimedia presentation of Alan Hovhaness' Saturn. Written for soprano, clarinet and piano in cantata form, set to mystical text by the composer, and accompanied by NASA’s images of space, each movement is a unique and ethereal journey. The program concludes with The Klezmer's Wedding; a fusion of classical and klezmer style in a jubilant celebration of life. With post show artist talk-back.
Thrashes to Ashes is an experimental look at the musical theater genre from a punk tap dancer’s perspective. Combining elements of punk music and apocalyptic storytelling, this work follows a fictional tap dancer named Patrick Redeye and his band The Strange Birds. With a post-show artist talk-back.
In this production Furia Flamenca goes beyond flamenco’s music, song, and dance and explores some of Spain’s many other musical genres, including iconic classical pieces such as “La Boda de Luis Alonso” and “Vida Breve,” and some of Spain’s folk music and dance. The performance will include flamenco guitarists Maestro Torcuato Zamora and Juan L. Romero. Artist Talk-Back after the show.