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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D'Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba's human rights violations. His composition Ladies in White pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features D'Rivera's compositions Merengue and Venezuelan Waltz, 19th-century Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes' Cuban Dances, and more by Cuban-American composers Orlando Jacinto Garcia and Ernesto Lecuona. The performance will…

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Free & Open to the Public

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:45 pm
Covenant Village of Northbrook, 2625 Techny Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba’s human rights violations. His composition Ladies in White pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features D’Rivera’s compositions Merengue and Venezuelan Waltz, 19th-century Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes’ Cuban Dances, and more by Cuban-American composers Orlando Jacinto Garcia and Ernesto Lecuona. Free and open to the public This program…

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Roots: Haitian String Trios

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090 United States

Hear string trios by Haitian composers "rooted" in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions! Music by Werner Jaegerhuber, Rudy Perrault, Sabrina C D Jean Louis, and folk song arrangements by Julio Racine celebrate Haiti's revolutionary freedom-seeking origins, its folk music, its unique religious traditions - and its connection to Chicago through Chicago's founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable! Free and Open to the Public

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$10

World Music Wednesdays: Caribbean Roots

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4544 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, 60625 United States
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Crossing Borders Music shares music of Haitian and Cuban-American composers rooted in their countries' culture, history, and movements of resistance. . The program highlights the music of Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba’s human rights violations. His “Ladies in White” pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. . Then hear string music by Haitian composers "rooted"…

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Free & Open to the Public

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D'Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba's human rights violations. His composition Ladies in White pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features D'Rivera's compositions Merengue and Venezuelan Waltz, Grammy-nominated composer Tania León's powerful and spiritual Alma ("Soul"), and 19th-century Cuban composer Ignacio Cervantes' Cuban Dances. The performance…

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Roots: Haitian String Trios

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Hear string trios by Haitian composers "rooted" in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions! Haitian compositions and folk song arrangements celebrate Haiti's revolutionary freedom-seeking origins, its folk music, its unique religious traditions - and Haiti's fascinating connections to the Midwest United States!

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Friday, March 6, 2020

$15 – $20

Roots: Haitian String Trios

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
GCE Lab School, 1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

Hear string trios by Haitian composers "rooted" in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions! Music by Werner Jaegerhuber, Rudy Perrault, Sabrina C D Jean Louis, and folk song arrangements by Julio Racine celebrate Haiti's revolutionary freedom-seeking origins, its folk music, its unique religious traditions - and its connection to Chicago through Chicago's founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable! Tickets on sale now!

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

From Exile: Diaspora Composers

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Parisa Sabet

Crossing Borders Music honors musicians from around the world forced from their homelands in From Exile: Diaspora Composers. The performance will include Ruth Schonthal’s String Quartet “In Memoriam Holocaust.” As an American Holocaust refugee, Schonthal spent much of her life avoiding writing music about the Holocaust so as not to trivialize it. Late in her life, she finally decided to write this piece to encourage its remembrance and memorialize its victims. Like other people of the Bahá'í religion in Iran,…

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales Skokie Library

Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
Composer Eustasio Rosales

"Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales" is a performance of Rosales' recently rediscovered chamber music. Eustasio Rosales was a Colombian immigrant who came to Chicago seeking a better life. Now known as Chicago’s first Hispanic Composer, his music was celebrated in his lifetime, including in performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After his death, though, his music has languished in storage in his grand-daughter’s basement. The concert will premiere recently rediscovered scores from the composer’s granddaughter’s collection, unearthed and performed…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

$45

Four by Four

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Fourth Coast Ensemble and Crossing Borders Music co-present Four by Four, a showcase of chamber works composed for voice, strings, and piano! The diverse program spans works by composers from 18th century Europe to 20th century Latin America to 21st century USA! Reserve your seat! Photo: Fourth Coast Ensemble Elliot Mandel Photography

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