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April 2017
free and open to the public

Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

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

The fourth annual "Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá'ís" celebrates the music and resilience of Iranian Bahá'í composers living in the US and Canada. Their music celebrates Persian culture and tells the stories of the composers' resilience in the face of systemic persecution by Iranian authorities: risking raids and imprisonment to study and teach music, and honoring lost and imprisoned family members. The concert will include piano trios by Farid Javidan, Nikan Milani, and Safa Shahidi, Persian folk song arrangements…

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Musical Crossroads: India and the West

April 6 at 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States

Renowned sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar, a student of the legendary Ravi Shankar, joins Crossing Borders Music to present his original compositions for sitar, violin, cello, and tabla. The music depicts a human life journeying through its different stages as understood in the Hindu worldview, from birth to the worldly affairs of adulthood to the renunciation of old age. The music merges traditional North Indian classical modes and rhythms with a Western style of counterpoint and innovative, modal harmonies.

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June 2017
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Meditation and Passion: Uncovering Piano Masterworks from Haiti – Live and on WFMT

June 2 at 12:00 pm
PianoForte Foundation, 1335 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

Marianne Parker interprets great Haitian piano repertoire from across the 20th century by Ludovic Lamothe (aka "Black Chopin"), Carmen Brouard, and more. This program will be broadcast live on Chicago's WFMT 98.7FM and streamed worldwide at WFMT.com as a part of the PianoForte Salon Series.   Listen to enjoy: Emile Desamours - Sonate Folklorique (Folkloric Sonata), mvt. 1 Ludovic Lamothe - Quatre Danses (Four Dances) Edmond Saintonge - Pages intimes (Intimate Pages) No. 1 Désespérance (Hopelessness) No. 2 Mélancholie, Mazurke…

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