Educational Performances for Young People

Crossing Borders Music performs educational performances for thousands of K-8 Chicago Public Schools students each year. Our program “Stories and Music of Resilience,” celebrates musical stories of resilience through performances of string quartet music by composers from around the world. The unique, 50-minute string quartet program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people’s incorrect assumptions!

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Crossing Borders Music at Caldwell Elementary School

We’re currently seeking Chicago Public Schools interested in hosting performances January-June 2018! Preference will be given to schools with students who have more limited access to this kind of educational enrichment activity. Performances are free to the school. To request a performance, contact us, or e-mail