“Celebrating Juneteenth!: Music by African-American Composers”

Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL, United States

In celebration of Juneteenth, Crossing Borders Music's Wilfred Farquharson, viola, and Tom Clowes, cello, share about their journeys promoting Black American voices in the Western classical music world. They will also perform some of their favorite short pieces, including the world premiere of "A Quiet Lament" by Brittany J Green, and more! 60 minute lecture/recital ... Read more

Richès Dayiti: Rediscovered Haitian Piano Treasures with Marianne Parker

Harold Washington Library 400 S State St, Chicago, IL, United States

Haitian composers have written piano music for centuries to show the international community they could write just as beautifully as any European composer, and that Haitian and West African cultural influences were just as worthy of inclusion in piano music. But until now, their works were suppressed in the Western classical music world. Hear Crossing ... Read more

Late Night at the Galleries|A Global Musical Journey for All Ages

The Art Center Highland Park 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL, United States

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, Taiwan, and the US. Each piece shares a unique story of resilience, whether in the face ... Read more

Love Beyond Freedom: The Journey to Justice

Skokie Public Library 5215 Oakton St, Skokie, IL, United States

As part of the Skokie Library's "Love Beyond Freedom" celebration of Juneteenth and beyond, join Crossing Borders Music on a string quartet musical journey from slavery to our shared human future. With music by historic, contemporary, and emerging African-American composers highlighting impactful turning points in African-American history, this is an inspirational concert that everyone will ... Read more

Night Out in the Parks: Cambodian Music, The Living Tradition

Tobey Prinz Beach Park 1050 W. Pratt Avenue, Chicago, IL, United States

Cambodian Music: The Living Tradition Crossing Borders Music joins musicians of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and its Resident Artist Nisa Pov for an amazing afternoon of new fusion arrangements of Cambodian classics! The performance includes beautiful new arrangements made for the 2021 Cambodian Day of Remembrance. This event is part of Night Out in ... Read more

Late Night at the Galleries|Songs of Peru with Luis Galvez

The Art Center Highland Park 1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL, United States

Honor and celebrate Peru through its songs, dances, and instrumental music as the Crossing Borders Music String Quartet is joined by special guest Peruvian tenor Luis Galvez! Luis sings favorite 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. ... Read more

Night out in the Parks: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Park No. 534

Looking Back and Looking Forward: African-American Composers This program features world premiere performances of music by four youth composers from music programs on Chicago‘s West Side who took part in Crossing Borders Music’s second-annual Young Composers Project! Plus, hear music by Black American composers of yesterday and today, including a new piece commissioned of composer ... Read more

Night Out In the Parks: Cambodian Music, The Living Tradition

Global Garden Refugee Training Farm 4827 N Sacramento Ave, Chicago, IL

Crossing Borders Music joins musicians of the National Cambodian Heritage Museum and its Resident Artist Nisa Pov for an amazing afternoon of new fusion arrangements of Cambodian classics! The performance includes beautiful new arrangements made for the 2021 Cambodian Day of Remembrance. This event is part of Night Out in the Parks and supported in ... Read more

Chicago Composers: the Next Generation

Experimental Sound Studio 5925 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL

"Chicago Composers: the Next Generation" celebrates the work of composers in the Crossing Borders Music Young Composers Project. In the project, youth from music programs in North Lawndale and Garfield Park receive weekly composition lessons and write a piece for the Crossing Borders Music string quartet. Hear their fresh, new approaches to an age-old genre! ... Read more