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    • Mourning, Refuge, and Unity: String Quartets from the Arab World

      Crossing Borders Music string quartet plays before museum's glass windows.

      Crossing Borders Music shares musical stories of mourning, refuge, and unity through string quartets by composers of the Levant, or “Arab World.” The program shares music from the Dozan World catalog curated by Palestinian Jordanian Canadian musician Shireen Abu Khader. Dozan World says, “In s...

      Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Welcome Caroline Jesalva, violin!


    Caroline Jesalva is a violinist and vocalist traversing the worlds of classical music, improvisation and experimental music. Inspired by Dadaism, her music explores experimental theater, poetry, classical repertoire, and free improvisation. As a violinist, Caroline has most recently performed with A Far Cry, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Callithumpian Consort, and recently premiered a new opera by Wayne Shorter and Esperanza Spalding, entitled Iphigenia. She has held fellowships with YellowBarn Young Artists, Bang-on-A Can, Black House Collective; and is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory of Music where she studied violin performance under the tutelage of Nicholas Kitchen (Borromeo String Quartet).

    She is the founder of Blind Glass ensemble, named the 2023 NEC Wildcard Honors Ensemble, which was created with the intention to build a collaborative space for musicians of all shapes and kinds. A passionate educator, she has taught at New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School, and is currently on faculty at The People’s Music School in Chicago, IL. And we are thrilled to welcome Caroline as our newest core member of the Crossing Borders Music ensemble.

    Thank you Caroline and welcome!

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