chatterbird is a Nashville-based alternative classical ensemble, dedicated to exploring uniquely orchestrated chamber music.



Upcoming appearances:

March 18, 8 PM: Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt University. Culminating concert for residency with Jason Treuting! chatterbird will perform his suite Amid the Noise, specially arranged for our group. Tickets and more details to come.

Past appearances:

January 30, 8 PM: Turner Hall, Vanderbilt University. A concert of music featuring the music of Wu Fei, chatterbird’s Composer in Residence for the 2017/18 season, with special guests Abigail Washburn and Kai Welch – with Fei, also known as the WU FORCE.

December 7, 8 PM: Ingram Hall, Vanderbilt University. An immersive visual concert featuring the music of Robbie Lynn Hunsinger, Wu Fei, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Michael Slayton, and Eve Beglarian.

November 15, 2 PM: Nashville Public Library Auditorium. Collaborative concert featuring Wu Fei and chatterbird musicians presented in partnership with Music for Seniors. This concert will feature the silent film archives of the Nashville Public Library’s Audiovisual Conservation department. FREE, and sponsored in part by funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program.

August 4, 8:30 PM: Continuum Music Festival, Memphis

More information and tickets here.

3/31/17 – 4/1/17: TED HEARNE RESIDENCY, at WELD Nashville

chatterbird hosted award-winning composer Ted Hearne for a weekend of his music, including the stunning, thought-provoking Katrina Ballads (4/1, 7:30 PM) as well as an intimate set of his songs (3/31, 7 PM).

MARCH 31, 2017: Outlanders, 7 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring an opening set by cellist Leah Coloff.

APRIL 1, 2017: Katrina Ballads. 7:30 PM, WELD NASHVILLE. Featuring original film by Bill Morrison.


Want to know more about the ART + ACTIVISM workshop? Read more here



Thanks to the Nashville Scene for naming chatterbird Best Chamber Ensemble in 2015’s Best of Nashville awards!

“Founded just a year ago, the delightful alt-classical group chatterbird has

all but redefined Nashville’s classical landscape…” – John Pitcher, Nashville Scene

Thanks for joining us at WELD for our December concert with Wu Fei.

Thanks to the Nashville Scene for getting the word out, and to Nashville Arts Magazine for the review.



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