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Sunday, March 31, 2019

$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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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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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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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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Free and open to the public

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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