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May 2018
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Untold Beauty of Haiti: a Piano Concert

May 3 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Symphony Center, 220 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604 United States

Crossing Borders Music and the CSO African-American Network present “Untold Beauty of Haiti: a Piano Concert"! The performance will take place at The Club, on the 8th Floor of the Chicago Symphony Center. The performances’ compositions have been preserved by the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique haïtienne (SRDMH) (Society for the Research and Diffusion of Haitian Music) in Montreal, archived by the Laboratory of World Music Research of the Université de Montréal, and prepared into performance editions by Dr. Robert Grenier…

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Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

May 6 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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free and open to the public

Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales, Chicago’s First Hispanic Composer

May 27 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, 2520 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 United States

Enjoy the art of Eustasio Rosales in this performance of his recently rediscovered chamber music! Eustasio Rosales was a Colombian immigrant known as Chicago's first Hispanic Composer, and while his music was widely shared by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and others in his lifetime, his music has languished in storage since his death. The concert will premiere recently rediscovered scores from the composer's granddaughter's collection, unearthed and performed for the first time in the 83 years since his death! In…

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June 2018
free and open to the public

Honoring Refugee Composers

June 10 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
St. James Cathedral, 65 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

Crossing Borders Music honors refugees around the world in this performance of chamber music by refugee composers. Hear the powerful stories and music of composers from Uruguay, Germany, Haiti, Syria, and more! This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This project is partially supported by a grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.

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