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November 2018


Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

November 11 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States

With the Ashland Chamber Music Society, Crossing Borders Music shares this special concert shares music and stories of resilience of Bahá’í composers from Iran in the face of their government's systematic persecution of members of the Bahá'í religion. Officially barred from attending college or university because of their religion, Iranian Bahá'ís and their Muslim supporters founded the Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education, a grassroots school that holds classes in living rooms and basements. At this school, in the face of…

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December 2018

Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

December 12 at 7:15 am - 8:15 pm
Glacier HIlls Senior Living, 1200 Earhart Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States

With Glacier Hills Senior Living, Crossing Borders Music shares Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Songs! Hear spiritual songs of Haitians and African-Americans provided solace, resilience, and strength in the face of oppression. These powerful traditional melodies have been arranged by keyboard, violin, and cello by composers Julio Racine and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

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Honoring Refugee Composers

December 16 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

Crossing Borders Music honors refugees around the world in this performance of music written by or about refugees! Hear the proud “Refugees Anthem” by Moutaz Arian. Be stirred by Tatev Amiryan’s “Tristesse,” a homage to the famous Armenian musician Komitas. The piece expresses Komitas’ pain and sorrow as the Armenian Genocide forced him from his home and caused him to suffer a mental breakdown as he lived in exile for the rest of his life. Hear Ruth Schonthal’s String Quartet…

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