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Friday, January 11, 2019

$10

Exploring Peru through Song and Dance

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
GCE Lab School, 1535 N Dayton St
Chicago, IL 60642 United States

Explore Peru through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice! Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez will sing favorite Peruvian songs including the original version of "El condor pasa" by Daniel Alomía Robles and "La flor de la canela" ("The Cinnamon Flower") by Chabuca Granda. Hear also "Manaña cuando me vaya" ("When I Leave Tomorrow"), the Afro-Peruvian Christmas dance Hatajo de Negritos, the Andean Passacalle "El Huascarán," the Danza Peruana No. 8 by Armando Guevara…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

free and open to the public

First Blacks Chicago

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Olive Harvey College – Bruce Cherry Theater, 10001 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60628 United States

Hear the ground-breaking world premiere of music honoring the legacies of three black Chicago trailblazers: Chicago’s Haitian founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable; Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington; and the first black president, Barack Obama! The program includes the epic world premiere performances of music commissioned by Crossing Borders Music for the event, including the reflective “Nostalgia” by Rudy Perrault, honoring DuSable; the incredible excitement of Gi Frants’ “Fraternitas! Fraternitas! Dei Patris Nomine,” a musical tribute to Washington; and…

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free and open to the public

First Blacks Chicago

Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Hear the ground-breaking world premiere of music honoring the legacies of three black Chicago trailblazers: Chicago's Haitian founder, Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable; Chicago's first black mayor, Harold Washington; and the first black president, Barack Obama! The program includes the epic world premiere performances of music commissioned by Crossing Borders Music for the event, including the reflective "Nostalgia" by Jean "Rudy" Perrault, honoring DuSable; the incredible excitement of Gifrants's "Fraternitas! Fraternitas! Dei Patris Nomine," a musical tribute to Washington; and…

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free after museum general admission

Exploring Haitian Spirituality through Music

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N Art Museum Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States

Explore the amazing and deep spirituality of Haiti in this unique performance of chamber music for string trio by Haitian composers! Learn how the spiritual beliefs of Haitian Vodou led to the founding of the world's first black republic. Then hear how Haitian spirituality and Vodou music inspired Haitian composer Werner Jaegerhuber's captivating Trio. Be stirred by Sabrina C D Jean Louis' heart-felt testament of her deep Christian faith in her piece "Allo Seigneur" ("Hello Lord"). Then hear Fritz Bernardin's…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Free and open to the public

Exploring Peru through Song and Dance

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States

Explore Peru's rich history and culture through its songs, dances, and chamber music in this concert for string quartet and voice! Hear the yearning of oppressed miners seeking freedom as Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez sings the original version of “El condor pasa” by Daniel Alomía Robles. Learn how Chabuca Granda combined European, Andean, and - controversially - African influences and hear her vals criollo, or "Creole waltz," titled “La flor de la canela” (“The Cinnamon Flower”), a beautiful and timeless classic. Hear the…

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$20

African-American Women Composers: Looking Back & Looking Forward | New Music Chicago Impromptu Fest!

Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Guarneri Hall, 11 E. Adams St., #350a
Chicago, IL 60603 United States
Composer Jordyn Davis

Crossing Borders Music participates in the New Music Chicago Impromptu Fest 2019! Honor the past and celebrate the future of African-American women composers as we share their unique perspectives and beautiful music in this concert for string quartet and piano. Florence Price was a trailblazing composer who lived on Chicago’s South Side. Her Five Folksongs in Counterpoint draw on both traditional spirituals and academic musical training from the New England Conservatory, which she managed to attend only by overcoming a…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

free and open to the public

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

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 women created historic and ground-breaking compositions influenced by African-American folk melodies - especially spirituals.  Ege also explores the  remarkable music of contemporary composers Dolores White…

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Free and open to the public

African-American Women Composers: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
Composer Jordyn Davis

Honor the past and celebrate the future of African-American women composers as we share their unique perspectives and beautiful music in this concert for string quartet and piano. Florence Price was a trailblazing composer who lived on Chicago’s South Side. Her Five Folksongs in Counterpoint draw on both traditional spirituals and academic musical training from the New England Conservatory, which she managed to attend only by overcoming a ban on African-American admissions. The granddaughter of slaves and a graduate of…

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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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