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Sunday, June 6, 2021

Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales

Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public
Composer Eustasio Rosales

Be among the first living people to hear the rediscovered music of Eustasio Rosales, known as “Chicago’s first Hispanic composer!" Eustasio Rosales (1875-1934) was a Colombian immigrant who came to Chicago seeking a better life. His music was celebrated in his lifetime, including in performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After his death, though, his ... Read more

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Stories and Music Around the World: Part 2

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Free for Students and Teachers

Crossing Borders Music shares stories and chamber music by composers from around the world! Learn about the fundamentals of music, and then how hear composers from diverse backgrounds use them to tell their stories! This event is part of a weekly series of online music programs for K-12 students and teachers with the Chicago Youth ... Read more

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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Cambodian Mahori Ensemble with Crossing Borders Music

Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53
Lisle, IL 60532
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Cambodian mahori ensemble with the Crossing Borders Music string quartet and composer Dr. Chinary Ung

As part of the Morton Arboretum's "Destination Asia" festival, hear traditional music of the Cambodian mahori ensemble plus new arrangements of traditional tunes with Crossing Borders Music! The mahori ensemble musicians of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial will be led by its Resident Artist Punisa Pov and joined by singers Pich ... Read more

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We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dawes Park, Dawes Park east of Sheridan Rd between Lake Street and Greenwood St (around1413 Sheridan Rd)
Evanston, IL 60201
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Free & Open to the Public

Join the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) and Crossing Borders Music for the one-day outdoor exhibition We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community. This community exhibition highlights the excellence and contributions of Black America in the local community and beyond. The event features exhibits curated by community partners on topics related to Black community, ... Read more

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Family Concert: Stories and Music of Resilience

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Free & Open to the Public
kids holding hands around the world

Crossing Borders Music celebrates musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world. This unique 50-minute string quartet program features music by composers from Uganda, Argentina, the Soviet Union, the Chickasaw Nation, Iran, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in ... Read more

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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Reflections of the Arab World

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
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Free & Open to the Public
Issa Boulos

First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights presents Crossing Borders Music in music for string quartet and oud from the Arab World! The program features the special guest artist Palestinian/American ‘ūd player, composer, arranger, ethnomusicologist, and teacher Issa Boulos performing his own brand new arrangements for string quartet and ‘ūd! The program also marks the world ... Read more

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Ear Taxi Festival: First Blacks Chicago

Monday, October 4, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Kehrein Center of the Arts, 5628 W Washington
Chicago, IL 60644
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Free & Open to the Public

Crossing Borders Music is delighted to be part of the Mainstage Series of the New Music Chicago Ear Taxi Festival. Developed over three years with the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and DuSable Heritage Association, this Crossing Borders Music program honors four Black Chicago trailblazers! The program shares music by four Haitian composers including "La ... Read more

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Stories & Music for Healing

Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial, 2831 W Lawrence Ave
Chicago, IL 60625 United States
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Free, RSVP required

Please join us for an afternoon of storytelling, music and light refreshments. The storytelling portion of this event is facilitated by Ada Cheng, who creates spaces for people to tell difficult and vulnerable stories. In addition to the healing act of storytelling, storytellers Celina Chin, Saroth Loeuk, and Pich Houy will sing traditional Cambodian songs ... Read more

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We Walk: A North Lawndale Celebration of Black Community

Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lawndale Pop-Up Spot, SW Corner of Douglas Blvd and Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60623
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Free & Open to the Public

Stroll through a cultural fair sponsored by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC), Crossing Borders Music, the Lawndale Pop-Up Spot, and Art West! This event features selected works from HAMOC’s traveling exhibit “We Walk” celebrating Black history and culture; music commissioned by Crossing Borders Music of Haitian composers celebrating Black Chicago trailblazers, with guest ... Read more

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Reflections of the Arab World Livestream

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public
Tarek Younis

New Music Chicago presents Crossing Borders Music in music for string quartet from the Arab World! The program marks the online premiere of a string quartet commissioned by Crossing Borders Music of Jordanian composer Tarek Younis! And, the online world premiere of Rasa Mahmoudian’s string quartet arrangement of the “International Refugees Anthem” by Syrian composer ... Read more

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