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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Streamable Learning: Stories and Music of Resilience

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Crossing Borders Music celebrates musical stories of resilience in a performance of string quartet music by composers from around the world. This unique 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 the ... Read more

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Voices of the Proud: LGBT+ Composers

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

On the Sunday before Transgender Day of Visibility, join us to celebrate LGBT+ culture with "Voices of the Proud: LGBT+ Composers"! The program features the beauty, love, grief, playfulness, creativity, and pride of music by LGBT+ artists chosen from a call for submissions. This event will be broadcast live on the Crossing Borders Music Facebook ... Read more

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

First Blacks Chicago

Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

"First Blacks Chicago" is a celebration of Black Chicago trailblazers! "First Blacks Chicago" was created by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC), and in 2019 HAMOC invited Crossing Borders Music's participation in this ongoing historic project. Be among the first people to hear "Ogou Wa dè Zanj," ("Ogou, King of Angels"), a new piece ... Read more

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Streamable Learning: Cambodian Music: The Living Tradition

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In partnership with the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and Killing Fields Memorial and its Resident Artist Punisa Pov, Crossing Borders Music shares a program of newly arranged Cambodian songs, through which we’ll learn about Cambodian history, culture, and the rich, living tradition of Cambodian arts and music. This educational livestream is for grades 6-12 students ... Read more

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Sunday, June 12, 2022

Composers with Disabilities and Momenta Dance!

Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

Join us to revel in the beautiful music of composers with disabilities! This unique program features the world premiere performance of Rylan Gleave's piano quintet "Boyh (bringer of your hair)" alongside world premiere choreography by Julia Cox, danced by Robby Williams and Connor Cornelius of Momenta Dance Company! In addition to these commissioned works, the ... Read more

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Celebrating Juneteenth! at Buttercup Park

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Buttercup Park, 4901 N Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Be one of the first people to ever hear the healing breaths and sounds of "this is a notice" by the incredible artist The Honourable Elizabeth A Baker, commissioned by Crossing Borders Music in celebration of Juneteenth! Plus, Crossing Borders Music will be joined by young artist and special guest cellist Kailie Holliday! And, we've ... Read more

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

POSTPONED: Celebrating Juneteenth! at Garfield Park

Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Garfield Park Gold Dome Fieldhouse, 100 N Central Park Ave
Chicago, IL 60624
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Free & Open to the Public

This event has been postponed because of COVID and will be re-scheduled. "Celebrating Juneteenth!" uses the music of the Crossing Borders Music string quartet to tell stories of the ongoing journey from slavery to justice. To celebrate Juneteenth, a historic date that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people, Crossing Borders Music has commissioned new music ... Read more

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From Slavery to Justice: the Ongoing Journey

Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St
Skokie, IL 60077 United States
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Free & Open to the Public

“From Slavery to Justice: the Ongoing Journey” uses music to tell stories of African-American liberation. To celebrate Juneteenth, a historic date that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people, Crossing Borders Music commissioned new music of The Honourable Elizabeth A. Baker, Jordyn Davis, and Jessica T. Carter. Be one of the first people to hear their ... Read more

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Sunday, August 7, 2022

Cambodian Museum Mahori Ensemble at Destination Asia Festival

Sunday, August 7, 2022 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morton Arboretum, 4100 IL-53
Lisle, IL 60532
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Free with Morton Arboretum admission

The National Cambodian Heritage Museum's mahori ensemble will perform Cambodian classics at the Destination Asia Festival at the Morton Arboretum. At their invitation, our Crossing Borders Music cellist Tom Clowes will play in the ensemble. The mahori musicians will also be performing Saturday, August 6 in the afternoon. Check out mortonarb.org/explore/activities/events/destination-asia-festival for complete festival information. The ... Read more

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Thirsty Ears Festival

Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 7:50 pm
Access Contemporary Music, 1758 W Wilson Ave
Chicago, 60640 United States
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$10

Crossing Borders Music is proud to participate in Access Contemporary Music's seventh annual Thirsty Ears Festival: Chicago’s only classical music street festival! For two days Wilson street between Hermitage and Ravenswood will be closed to feature seventeen stellar ensembles and soloists. Crossing Borders Music's very own Jennifer Leckie and Marianne Parker will share awesome and ... Read more

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