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August 2017

Piano Trios by Iranian Bahá’í composers at the Association of the Friends of Persian Culture conference!

August 31 at 7:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 N Thoreau Dr
Schaumburg, 60173 United States

Crossing Borders Music will perform two short pieces for piano, violin, and cello at the 27th Annual Conference of the Association of the Friends of Persian Culture! The pieces are the First Movement ("Dashti") of Nikan Milani's Piano Trio, and "Persian Dreams" by Safa Shahidi. Nikan Milani's piano trio tells through music the powerful, resilient story of the BIHE - Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education. The BIHE was created because Bahá'ís in Iran are not allowed to enroll in higher…

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September 2017

Choral Performance with Nikan Milani at the AFOPC Festival!

September 3 at 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, 1551 N Thoreau Dr
Schaumburg, 60173 United States

Crossing Borders Music will join Iranian Bahá'í composer Nikan Milani in the beautiful choral music he will conduct. This performance is open to attendees of the August 31-Sept 3 Conference of the Association of the Friends of Persian Culture. For registration information, visit: https://www.fopca.com/en/events/conference .

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May 2018

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

May 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Piano Co., 114 S Genesee St Ste 402
Waukegan, IL 60085 United States

Syrian musicians Issam Rafea, oud, and Omar al Musfi, percussion, join Maya Shiraishi, violin, and Tom Clowes, cello, to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt. The ensemble will present original works composed by Rafea, Sufi-inspired violin solos by Abdo Dagher, and the violin-cello duo of Gamal Abdel-Rahim, whose music combines Egyptian modal scales, rhythms, and melodies with European-inspired harmonies. ***This event is currently open only to Waukegan Chamber Music Society season ticket holders. Individual tickets may go on…

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