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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Of Folk, Faith, and Fellowship: Exploring Chicago’s African-American Women Composers

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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free and open to the public

Join pianist and scholar Samantha Ege in exploring the music and lives of four great composers! Florence Price and Margaret Bonds lived and composed on Chicago's South Side during the remarkable artistic period of the Chicago Black Renaissance in the 1930s. Supported in their friendship in the midst of a thriving arts environment, these trail-blazing ... Read more

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Cello Around the World

Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Haitian American Museum of Chicago – HAMOC, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Tom Clowes

In celebration of Haitian Flag Day, Crossing Borders Music founder Tom Clowes performs solo cello music by composers from Haiti, Cambodia, Germany, Egypt, and Colombia at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago. Said Clowes, "I wanted to volunteer my talents at the Haitian American Museum of Chicago to promote the great work they do exposing ... Read more

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Music and Stories Around the World

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free and open to the public

"Music and Stories Around the World" celebrates music for strings by composers from all around the world! This totally unique, brand new, family-friendly program shares music and stories from Armenia, the Chickasaw Nation, Haiti, Peru, Iran, Taiwan, Uganda, and the US! Learn the story of legendary Armenian composer, music educator, and ethnomusicologist Komitas, and then ... Read more

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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
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Free & Open to the Public

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! This event marks the official release of Marianne's new CD of Haitian piano music! The performance launches Crossing Borders Music's "Choosing Life and Freedom" series and the Chicago ... Read more

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Music and Stories Around the World

Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Roberts Square Park, 5200 W Argyle
Chicago, IL 60630 United States
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Free and open to the public

“Music and Stories Around the World” celebrates music for strings by composers from all around the world! This totally unique, brand new, family-friendly program shares music and stories from Armenia, the Chickasaw Nation, Haiti, Peru, Iran, Taiwan, Uganda, and the US! Learn the story of legendary Armenian composer, music educator, and ethnomusicologist Komitas, and then ... Read more

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Cambodian Music of Life and Healing

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
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Free & Open to the Public
Punisa Pov

With the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, Crossing Borders Music presents Cambodian Music of Life and Healing, with music celebrating the living tradition of Cambodian arts. Under the Khmer Rouge, most Cambodian artists were killed. After, Cambodians made heroic efforts to find living artists to pass along the traditional art forms. This ... Read more

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Cambodian Music of Life and Healing – UIC performance and masterclass

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:50 pm
University of Illinois-Chicago, Educational Music and Social Work Building,1040 West Harrison, Room L285 (basement level)
Chicago, 60607 United States
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Free & Open to the Public
Punisa Pov

University of Illinois-Chicago presents music from the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial and Crossing Borders Music collaboration, "Cambodian Music of Life and Healing!" This short performance will feature music celebrating the living tradition of Cambodian arts, and the event will also include a masterclass for UIC students. This program is sponsored by ... Read more

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Crossing Borders Music at the Lagunitas Taproom!

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lagunitas Chicago TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary, 2607 W 17th St
Chicago, Illinois 60608
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$20

We're also excited to announce a party at the Lagunitas Taproom! Join us for an evening of socializing, food, drinks, live music and fun in celebration of music that crosses borders! Every dollar of your $20 ticket directly supports Crossing Borders Music! So come have a great time supporting a great cause! Non-drinkers welcome! Lagunitas ... Read more

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Cello Around the World

Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pineapple Dance Studio, 7518 W Madison 2nd
Floor Forest Park, IL 60130 United States
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$15

Crossing Borders Music founder, Tom Clowes, is volunteering under CBM to perform solo cello music by composers from Haiti, Cambodia, Germany, Egypt, and Colombia. Save money - get your tickets now! $15/advance - $20/at the door! The program will include Solace by Haitian-Canadian composer Gifrants, a transcription of the traditional Haitian melody Erzulie Malade (“Erzulie ... Read more

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

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
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Free & Open to the Public
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights the music of multi-Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D’Rivera. Hailed by the National Endowment for the Arts as "the consummate multinational ambassador, creating and promoting a cross-culture of music that moves effortlessly among jazz, Latin, and Mozart," his music defies categories and he's celebrated both for his artistry in Latin jazz ... Read more

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