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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer and Pianist Tatev Armiryan

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas celebrates the legacy of renowned Armenian musician Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)(1869-1935). Komitas was an Armenian priest, composer, ethnomusicologist, singer, and choirmaster who traveled around villages collecting and writing down Kurdish and Armenian folk songs. He is considered the founder of the Armenian National School of Music. Komitas was arrested and deported to a prison camp during the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government, along with many other Armenian intellectuals. Haunted by the…

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Skokie Library: Armenian Music

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
Composer and Pianist Tatev Armiryan

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas celebrates the legacy of renowned Armenian musician Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)(1869-1935). Komitas was an Armenian priest, composer, ethnomusicologist, singer, and choirmaster who traveled around villages collecting and writing down Kurdish and Armenian folk songs. He is considered the founder of the Armenian National School of Music. Komitas was arrested and deported to a prison camp during the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government,…

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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 Grammy-nominated composer Tania León's "Del Caribe, Soy!", a powerful statement of heritage from a composer who nonetheless rejects almost all identity labels. The performance…

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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 Grammy-nominated composer Tania León's "Del Caribe, Soy!", a powerful statement of heritage from a composer who nonetheless rejects almost all identity labels. Free and…

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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 Grammy-nominated composer Tania León’s “Del Caribe, Soy!”, a powerful statement of heritage from a composer who nonetheless rejects almost all identity labels. 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 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, Parisa Sabet…

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