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Sunday, March 31, 2019


African-American Women Composers: Looking Back & Looking Forward | New Music Chicago Impromptu Fest!

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Guarneri Hall, 11 E. Adams St., #350a
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
Composer Jordyn Davis

Crossing Borders Music participates in the New Music Chicago Impromptu Fest 2019! Honor the past and celebrate the future of African-American women composers as we share their unique perspectives and beautiful music in this concert for string quartet and piano. Florence Price was a trailblazing composer who lived on Chicago’s South Side. Her Five Folksongs in Counterpoint draw on both traditional spirituals and academic musical training from the New England Conservatory, which she managed to attend only by overcoming a…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

free and open to the public

Of Folk, Faith, and Fellowship: Exploring Chicago’s African-American Women Composers

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Join pianist and scholar Samantha Ege in exploring the music and lives of four great composers! Florence Price and Margaret Bonds lived and composed on Chicago's South Side during the remarkable artistic period of the Chicago Black Renaissance in the 1930s. Supported in their friendship in the midst of a thriving arts environment, these trail-blazing women created historic and ground-breaking compositions influenced by African-American folk melodies - especially spirituals.  Ege also explores the  remarkable music of contemporary composers Dolores White…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

free and open to the public

Cello Around the World

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haitian American Museum of Chicago – HAMOC, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
Tom Clowes

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…

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