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Monday, May 18, 2020

“FROM EXILE” Online video series

Monday, May 18, 2020 at 8:00 am - Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

From our homes to yours, enjoy our video series of music by and about people forced from their homelands and those in diaspora populations! This "From Exile" video series shares stories and beautiful music by and about people forced from their homelands, which inspire us through challenging times. This series is made possible in part ... Read more

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Stories and Music of Resilience

Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 11:10 am - 1:10 pm
Streamable Learning

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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Saturday, October 3, 2020

We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community

Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haitian American Museum of Chicago – HAMOC, 4654 N Racine Ave
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Free & Open to the Public

"We Walk: A Celebration of Black Community" is a stroll-through exhibition highlighting the excellence of Black America. Organized by the Haitian American Museum of Chicago and Emerald City Coffee, the event features 19 exhibits celebrating Black contributions in the fields of visual art, music, science, Chicago history, US history, and more! The event will take ... Read more

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Music by Black Composers

Sunday, October 4, 2020 - Saturday, October 31, 2020

We're sharing music by Black composers in online performance videos! This series is made possible in part by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Composers with Disabilities Around the World

Sunday, November 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Crossing Borders Music Facebook and YouTube livestream
Free & Open to the Public

Crossing Borders Music presents a unique, online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US, including four world premier works! The composers were selected from a competitive call for scores. UK autistic composer Rylan Gleave's subtle sea soundscape "in waves" was commissioned by the Royal Conservatoire of ... Read more

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Composers with Disabilities Around the World

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free with advanced registration

The Back of the Yards Chicago Public Library YOUmedia lab and Crossing Borders Music present a unique, online chamber music program of composers with disabilities from the UK, Haiti, Japan, Colombia, and the US. During the livestream, you'll have a chance to interact with composers and performers! The composers were selected from a competitive call ... Read more

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Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free & Open to the Public
Composer Eustasio Rosales

"Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales" is unique, interactive livestream documentary and music event celebrating the life and music of Eustasio Rosales, "Chicago's first Hispanic composer." The event will start with a screening of "The Way to Andina" by Rosales great-grandson, filmmaker Arlen Parsa, a multi-award-winning funny documentary about Rosales and the journey to rediscover ... Read more

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

What Makes Music Special? Part 1: Windows and Mirrors

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Free for Students and Teachers

What makes your favorite music “special”? Is it the music itself? The memory of when you first heard it? The context in which you hear it? How do our personal backgrounds affect how we hear music? How can music help us relate to others? This unique program, filled with “special” music from Colombia, Haiti, Scotland, ... Read more

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Soulful Haiti: Beyond the Headlines

Monday, February 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$5

Crossing Borders Music Cellist Tom Clowes will join Haitian-born violinist and composer Jean (Rudy) Perrault in conversations about, and performances of, solo works by Haitian composers. The event will explore the complex beauty, culture, and history of Haiti through its music and musicians. The event is sponsored by Northwoods Strings and will include interaction with ... Read more

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SRDMH (Haitian Music Society) Roundtable Discussion

Friday, February 26, 2021 at 1:00 am - 3:00 pm

From the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique haïtienne (SRDMH): "The Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (OICRM) and the Société de recherche et de diffusion de la musique haïtienne (SRDMH) invite you to a virtual panel on Friday, February 26th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern Time, ... Read more

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