• Upcoming Events

    • Composers with Disabilities and Momenta Dance!

      Momenta Dance Company's Facebook profile picture of two women wearing flowing white dresses, both in wheelchairs, facing one another with arms gracefully lifted.

      This Mother’s Day weekend, celebrate the art of composers with disabilities from around the world! This program, presented in collaboration with the UIC Disability Cultural Center, is free and open to everyone. It includes the world premiere of “Consolation of Persephone,” created ...

      Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • “Songs of Peru” with Luis Gálvez

      Honor and celebrate Peru through its songs, dances, and instrumental music as the Crossing Borders Music String Quartet is joined by special guest Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez! Luis sings favorite songs including the original version of “El condor pasa” by Daniel Alomía Robles and “La flor de l...

      Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Late Night at the Galleries|The Living Tradition

      The Crossing Borders Music String Quartet joins Nisa Pov, Resident Artist of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and roneat ak (Cambodian xylophone) performer for an amazing night of new arrangements of Cambodian classics! The performance includes beautiful new arrangements made by Crossing Borde...

      Wednesday, June 12, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Welcome new violist Hanna Pederson!

    Violist Hanna Pederson on green background

    Originally from Lancaster, PA, Hanna Pederson is a violist and teacher in the Chicago area.
    Hanna is a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra viola section and performs frequently with various orchestras around the midwest. She has performed with orchestras in Carnegie Hall, The Cleveland Orchestra’s Blossom Music Center, Chicago Symphony Center’s Orchestra Hall, and Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Ken-David Masur, Brett Mitchell, Leonard Slatkin, and Larry Rachleff. Hanna’s recent chamber music performances include viola faculty at Manitou Springs Chamber Music Festival and guest violist with the KAIA String Quartet. Alongside her performance calendar she maintains extensive educational activities including leading sectionals for the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, coaching chamber music at area high schools, and maintaining a large private teaching studio in which she has helped students successfully audition into the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Elgin Youth Symphony, and ILMEA district and all-state festivals. Hanna’s primary teachers include Ivo-Jan van der Werff, Katherine Murdock, Ning Mu, and Nancy Levasseur. She has also had significant studies with Li-Kuo Chang, Peter Slowik, Joan DerHovsepian, Daniel Foster, and Caroline Coade. She is a recent alum of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and holds degrees from Rice University and the University of Maryland.

    And we are thrilled to welcome Hanna as part of our core Crossing Borders Music ensemble through the remaining season.

    Thank you Hanna and welcome!

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