• Upcoming Events

    • “Songs of Peru” with Luis Gálvez

      a black and white photo of tenor Luis Galvez, a Latino man with a mustache sporting a tuxedo and bow tie as he folds his arms and looks seriously towards the camera

      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, March 10, 2024 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Haitian Music for Change (Ashland, Wisconsin)

      In front of a light purple brick background, Haitian composer Dickens Princivil wears a black collared shirt and glasses and sports a salt-and-pepper goatee and beard and glasses while looking towards the camera earnestly

      Crossing Borders Music shares music in response to Haiti’s humanitarian crisis, including the world premiere of Incertitudes! and Haiti’s Lecture by Haitian composer Dickens Princivil, commissioned by Crossing Borders Music in November, 2023. The program also includes Rudy Perrault’s ...

      Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:30 pm
  • Welcome new violist Hanna Pederson!

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    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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