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Friday, July 20, 2018

Free and open to the public

Night Out in the Parks: Music and Stories of Resilience

Friday, July 20, 2018 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

Saturday, July 21, 2018 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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Monday, September 17, 2018

Residency at United World College of South East Asia

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:00 am - Friday, September 21, 2018 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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Free

Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

Sunday, September 30, 2018 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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Friday, October 5, 2018

Celebrating Music from Syria and Egypt

Friday, October 5, 2018 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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free and open to the public

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

Saturday, October 20, 2018 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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Sunday, November 11, 2018

$15

Celebrating Resilience: Music by Iranian Bahá’ís

Sunday, November 11, 2018 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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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Music Sustains Us: Haitian and African-American Spiritual Music

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Glacier Hills Senior Living, 1200 Earhart Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 United States

With Glacier Hills Senior Living, 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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free and open to the public

Honoring Refugee Composers

Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

Crossing Borders Music honors refugees around the world in this performance of music written by or about refugees! The program includes the “Refugees Anthem” by the composer Arian, who is a Syrian refugee currently living in China. Also presented will be string quartet arrangements of the beautiful Al Ayloughs and Shogher Jan by the famous Armenian composer Komitas, followed by Armenian composer Tatev Amiryan’s “Tristesse,” a homage to Komitas. In Amiryan's piece she expresses Komitas’ pain and sorrow as the Armenian Genocide forced him…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

$10

Exploring Peru through Song and Dance

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
GCE Lab School, 1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

Explore Peru through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice! Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez will sing favorite Peruvian songs including the original version of "El condor pasa" by Daniel Alomía Robles and "La flor de la canela" ("The Cinnamon Flower") by Chabuca Granda. Hear also "Manaña cuando me vaya" ("When I Leave Tomorrow"), the Afro-Peruvian Christmas dance Hatajo de Negritos, the Andean Passacalle "El Huascarán," the Danza Peruana No. 8 by Armando Guevara…

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