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March 2018
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Women Composers Around the World

March 25 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

In celebration of International Women's Day, The Skokie Public Library presents Crossing Borders Music in a performance of chamber music by women composers from Taiwan, Venezuela, Haiti, the Chickasaw Nation, Nigeria, and the US! In addition to unforgettable music in many styles, we'll share the composers' perspectives on how being a women has affected - or hasn't affected - their lives in music. The program will include "Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl" by Amanda John, Teresa Carreño's String Quartet, Yi…

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Women Composers Around the World

March 29 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Lake Forest Place, 1100 Pembridge Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045

In celebration of International Women's Day, Crossing Borders Music Library presents this Lake Forest Place performance of chamber music by women composers from Taiwan, Venezuela, Haiti, the Chickasaw Nation, Nigeria, and the US! In addition to unforgettable music in many styles, we'll share the composers' perspectives on how being a women has affected - or hasn't affected - their lives in music. The program will include "Yeah... I Hit Like a Girl" by Amanda John, Teresa Carreño's String Quartet, Yi Yiing Chen's…

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Women Composers Around the World

March 31 at 7:15 pm
Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Plymouth Place presents Crossing Borders Music in a performance of chamber music by women composers from Taiwan, Venezuela, Haiti, the Chickasaw Nation, and the US! In addition to unforgettable music in many styles, we’ll share the composers’ perspectives on how being a women has affected – or hasn’t affected – their lives in music. The program will include “Yeah… I Hit Like a Girl” by Amanda John, Teresa Carreño‘s String Quartet, Yi Yiing Chen’s…

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April 2018
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Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

April 13 at 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Covenant Village of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062

This special concert shares the music and stories of resilience of Bahá’í composers from Iran! These courageous musicians risked their lives and safety to pursue their musical education in Iran in the face of their government's systemic persecution of Bahá'ís. Marianne Parker, piano; Maya Shiraishi, violin; and Tom Clowes, cello will perform works by composers including Nikan Milani, Safa Shahidi, and Farid Javidan.

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Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

April 22 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

This special, fifth-annual concert shares the music and stories of resilience of Iranian Bahá’í musicians! These courageous musicians risked their lives and safety to pursue their musical education in Iran in the face of their government's systemic persecution of Bahá'ís. The music will be performed by Fahimeh Mehrabkhani, voice; Marianne Parker, piano; Maya Shiraishi, violin; and Tom Clowes, cello. The concert is free and open to the public and will take place in the Claudia Cassidy Theater on the second…

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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 Chicago Symphony Orchestra's African-American Network present “Untold Beauty of Haiti: a Piano Concert,” sharing the beauty of Haitian piano music in music unknown to all but a handful of scholars for the last century.   The performance will take place at The Club, on the 8th Floor of the Chicago Symphony Center. The performance is free and open to the public.   The performances’ compositions have been preserved by the Société de recherche et de…

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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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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
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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!

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