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Sunday, January 26, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas

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

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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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 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 and as a classical composer. Then enjoy Orlando Jacinto Garcia's "Entrelazamientos" ("Entanglements"). Jacinto Garcia notes "the title refers to the term from physics were in…

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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 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 and as a classical composer. Then enjoy Orlando Jacinto Garcia's "Entrelazamientos" ("Entanglements"). Jacinto Garcia notes "the title refers to the term from physics were in…

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Free & Open to the Public

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 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 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' cultures and histories. The program 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 and as a classical composer. Hear also Igancio Cervantes's…

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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 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 and as a classical composer. Then enjoy Orlando Jacinto Garcia's "Entrelazamientos" ("Entanglements"). Jacinto Garcia notes "the title refers to the term from physics were in…

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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

Roots: Haitian String Trios features music by Haitian composers “rooted” in the beauty of Haitian culture and its unique history, religion, and folk traditions. Explore the centuries-old tradition of Haitian classical music, a tradition designed to show that world that Haitians were just as talented and refined as their European counterparts, and, later, to celebrate African cultural influences as part of the international artistic movement "négritude." Composer Werner Jaegerhuber studied music in Germany before fleeing Nazis and returning to his…

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

From Exile: April Online Video Performances

Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 3:00 pm - Friday, May 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
IL United States
Composer Parisa Sabet

From our performers' homes to yours, Crossing Borders Music honors musicians from around the world forced from their homelands in our online solo video performance series "From Exile." Videos will be released throughout the month. For the latest, go to our YouTube channel or Facebook page. We hope you find their stories and music a source of inspiration and resilience through difficult times, reminding us we're all connected. The project is part of Crossing Borders Music's series "Choosing Life and…

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Monday, May 18, 2020

“FROM EXILE” Online video series

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 am - Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

From our homes to yours, enjoy our video series of music by and about people forced from their homelands and those in diaspora populations! This "From Exile" video series shares stories and beautiful music by and about people forced from their homelands, which inspire us through challenging times. This series is made possible in part by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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