Cello Around the World
May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmfree and open to the public
In celebration of Haitian Flag Day, Crossing Borders Music founder Tom Clowes performs solo cello music by composers from Haiti, Cambodia, Germany, Egypt, and Colombia at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. Said Clowes, “I wanted to volunteer my talents at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago to promote the great work they do exposing people to Haitian culture and beyond.”
The program will include Solace by Haitian-Canadian composer Gifrants, a transcription of the traditional Haitian melody Erzulie Malade (“Erzulie Is Sick”) by Haitian composer Werner Jaegerhuber, Khse Buon (“Four Strings”) by Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung, Variations on a Peddler’s Tune by Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel-Rahim, and music for solo cello by German composer JS Bach.
Free-will donations for the Haitian American Museum of Chicago will be accepted.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.
This program is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.