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June 2018

Free and open to the public

Artists of the Wall Festival 2018!

June 17 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tobey Prinz Beach Park, 1050 W. Pratt Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626 United States

Crossing Borders Music plays at the Artists of the Wall Festival 2018! Join us as we celebrate musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world! The hour-long program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people's incorrect assumptions!

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Honoring Refugee Composers

June 21 at 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm
Plymouth Place Senior Living, 315 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park, IL 60526 United States

Crossing Borders Music honors refugees around the world in this performance of music written by or about refugees! Hear the proud "Refugees Anthem" by Moutaz Arian. Be stirred by Tatev Amiryan's "Tristesse," a homage to the famous Armenian musician Komitas. The piece expresses Komitas' pain and sorrow as the Armenian Genocide forced him from his home and caused him to suffer a mental breakdown as he lived in exile for the rest of his life. Hear Ruth Schonthal's String Quartet…

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July 2018

Free and open to the public

Night Out in the Parks: Music and Stories of Resilience

July 13 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

Crossing Borders Music, in association with the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks initiative, presents “Stories and Music of Resilience,” a program of string quartet music by composers from around the world! This family-friendly program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people’s incorrect assumptions!

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Free and open to the public

Night Out in the Parks: Music and Stories of Resilience

July 20 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Chicago Park District Smith Park, 2526 W Grand Ave
Chicago,

Crossing Borders Music, in association with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative, presents "Stories and Music of Resilience," a program of string quartet music by composers from around the world! This family-friendly program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people's incorrect assumptions!

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Free and open to the public

Night Out in the Parks: Music and Stories of Resilience

July 21 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jesse White Community Center, 412 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60654 United States

Crossing Borders Music, in association with the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks initiative, presents "Stories and Music of Resilience," a program of string quartet music by composers from around the world! This family-friendly program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face of personal loss, political oppression, or other people's incorrect assumptions!

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September 2018

Residency at United World College of South East Asia

September 17 at 8:00 am - September 21 at 4:00 pm
United World College of Southeast Asia, 1 Tampines Street 73 528704 Singapore

Crossing Borders Music will share its "Stories and Music of Resilience" in-school performances, work with K-12 students exploring music and its links to other important subjects and ideas, and perform "Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music," a concert for all ages featuring arrangements of Haitian and African-American spiritual music by composers Julio Racine and Samuel Coleridge Taylor for keyboard, violin, and cello.

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Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

September 30 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640 United States

With the Buttercup Park Advisory Council, Crossing Borders Music shares Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Songs! Hear spiritual songs of Haitians and African-Americans provided solace, resilience, and strength in the face of oppression. These powerful traditional melodies have been arranged by keyboard, violin, and cello by composers Julio Racine and Samuel Coleridge Taylor.

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October 2018

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

October 5 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mount Prospect Public Library, 10 S Emerson St
Mount Prospect, IL 60056 United States

Syrian and American musicians come together to celebrate music by composers from Syria and Egypt for the Mount Prospect Public Library's Festival Night! The ensemble will present original works composed by Issam 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. Registration required!

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Crossing Borders Music at the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade!

October 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
on State St. heading south from Lake to Van Buren, State and Lake
Chicago, IL United States

Crossing Borders Music is excited to announce its participation with the Haitian American Museum of Chicago-HAMOC in Chicago's Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade! Hear rara-inspired Haitian string quartets accompany Haitian dancers! See scores of Chicago artists exploring the magic of Halloween in this iconic annual Chicago event! The parade will start on State Street heading south from Lake to Van Buren. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program is partially supported by a grant…

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November 2018

$15

Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

November 11 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Presbyterian-Congregational Church, 214 Vaughn Ave
Ashland, WI 54806 United States

With the Ashland Chamber Music Society, Crossing Borders Music shares this special concert shares music and stories of resilience of Bahá’í composers from Iran in the face of their government's systematic persecution of members of the Bahá'í religion. Officially barred from attending college or university because of their religion, Iranian Bahá'ís and their Muslim supporters founded the Bahá'í Institute for Higher Education, a grassroots school that holds classes in living rooms and basements. At this school, in the face of…

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