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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Free & Open to the Public

A Meeting of Two Seas: Migration Stories

Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5850 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60637, 5850 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637

Following the groundbreaking performances of South Asian music, dance, and poetry offered these past two years at Rockefeller Chapel by a coalition of Hindu and Muslim students working to create a “meeting of two seas,” this year’s concert takes a new direction: celebrating the performance traditions that emerged from the movement and migration of diverse spiritual communities across South Asia, the Middle East, and Andalusia. Join us for performances of Indian Jewish music alongside Hindu abhangs, compositions of Iranian Baha'i…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

free and open to the public

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
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 people to Haitian culture and beyond." The program will include Solace by Haitian-Canadian composer Gifrants, a transcription of the traditional Haitian melody Erzulie Malade ("Erzulie Is…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Free and open to the public

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

"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 hear his music performed by string quartet. Learn the proud tradition of the Afro-Peruvian Hatajo de Negritos dance, then hear its music. Learn the story…

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Free & Open to the Public

Cello Around the World

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Forest Place, 1100 Pembridge Dr
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Crossing Borders Music founder, Tom Clowes, will perform solo cello music by composers from Haiti, Cambodia, Germany, Egypt, and Colombia. The program will include Solace by Haitian-Canadian composer Gifrants, a transcription of the traditional Haitian melody Erzulie Malade (“Erzulie Is Sick”) by Haitian composer Werner Jaegerhuber, Khse Buon (“Four Strings”) by Cambodian-American composer Chinary Ung, Variations on a Peddler’s Tune by Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel-Rahim, and music for solo cello by German composer JS Bach. Free & Open to the…

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Free & 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! 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 Cultural Center, featuring music by composers who responded to terrible tragedies with music affirming life and to oppression with music affirming freedom. Repertoire: Pages intimes…

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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

“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 hear his music performed by string quartet. Learn the proud tradition of the Afro-Peruvian Hatajo de Negritos dance, then hear its music. Learn the story…

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Free and open to the public

Music and Stories Around the World

Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Homan Square Park, 3559 W Arthington
Chicago, IL 60624 United States

“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 hear his music performed by string quartet. Learn the proud tradition of the Afro-Peruvian Hatajo de Negritos dance, then hear its music. Learn the story…

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Sunday, September 29, 2019

World Dumpling Fest!

Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Polk Brothers Park at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 United States

The National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial joins Crossing Borders Music to perform at the Chicago Cultural Alliance's World Dumpling Fest! Find out what Cambodian percussion and European strings sound like when they play together! In addition to 1PM, there will be a 15-minute performance starting at 2:30PM. World Dumpling Fest will feature dumplings of the world from Chicago’s best ethnic restaurants, cultural performances, and activities. This performance will be a sneak peak of upcoming performances of "Cambodian…

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Free & Open to the Public

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
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 life-affirming performance will showcase National Cambodian Heritage Museum resident artist Punisa Pov, who was taught by genocide survivors. Crossing Borders Music will perform Spiral X…

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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
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 the University of Illinois-Chicago. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. This program is partially supported by a…

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