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Sunday, July 21, 2019

free and open to the public

Pages intimes: A Concert of Haitian Piano Music

Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Hear music lost for over a century, and a world premiere performance, in this ground-breaking program of Haitian piano music by Crossing Borders Music pianist Marianne Parker! The program's namesake composition is the finely crafted, intensely emotional Pagesintimes by composer Edmond Saintonge. A prolific composer in his lifetime, Saintonge's music became shrouded in obscurity after his death in 1907. The recent work of scholars Claude Dauphin and Robert Grenier, rediscovering and recreating Saintonge's scores, makes this performance possible, bringing to life Saintonge's music for the first time in over a century. Another work by Saintonge, his Elegie-Meringue, is inspired by the lively rhythms of the Haitian méringue…

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