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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer and Pianist Tatev Armiryan

Armenian Music of Remembrance: the 150th Anniversary of Komitas celebrates the legacy of renowned Armenian musician Komitas (Soghomon Soghomonian)(1869-1935). Komitas was an Armenian priest, composer, ethnomusicologist, singer, and choirmaster who traveled around villages collecting and writing down Kurdish and Armenian folk songs. He is considered the founder of the Armenian National School of Music. Komitas was arrested and deported to a prison camp during the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman government, along with many other Armenian intellectuals. Haunted by the…

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers

Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Paquito D'Rivera

Celebrating Cuban-American Composers highlights works by the Grammy Award-winning Cuban-American composer Paquito D'Rivera, an outspoken critic of Cuba's human rights violations. His composition "Ladies in White" pays tribute to the organization of the same name formed by wives of imprisoned Cuban opposition leaders who call on Cuba to release imprisoned political dissidents. The concert also features Grammy-nominated composer Tania León's "Del Caribe, Soy!", a powerful statement of heritage from a composer who nonetheless rejects almost all identity labels. The performance…

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Sunday, April 12, 2020

Free & Open to the Public

From Exile: Diaspora Composers

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Parisa Sabet

Crossing Borders Music honors musicians from around the world forced from their homelands in Diaspora Composers. The performance will include Ruth Schonthal’s String Quartet “In Memoriam Holocaust.” As an American Holocaust refugee, Schonthal spent much of her life avoiding writing music about the Holocaust so as not to trivialize it. Late in her life, she finally decided to write this piece to encourage its remembrance and memorialize its victims. Like other people of the Bahá'í religion in Iran, Parisa Sabet…

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Friday, June 5, 2020

$45

Four by Four

Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60201 United States

Fourth Coast Ensemble and Crossing Borders Music co-present Four by Four, a showcase of chamber works composed for voice, strings, and piano! The diverse program spans works by composers from 18th century Europe to 20th century Latin America to 21st century USA! Reserve your seat! Photo: Fourth Coast Ensemble Elliot Mandel Photography

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$45

Four by Four

Sunday, June 7, 2020 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E 60th St
Chicago, 60637 United States

Fourth Coast Ensemble and Crossing Borders Music co-present Four by Four, a showcase of chamber works composed for voice, strings, and piano! The diverse program spans works by composers from 18th century Europe to 20th century Latin America to 21st century USA! Reserve your seat! Photo: Fourth Coast Ensemble Elliot Mandel Photography

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Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
Composer Eustasio Rosales

"Recovering the Art of Eustasio Rosales" is a performance of Rosales' recently rediscovered chamber music. Eustasio Rosales was a Colombian immigrant who came to Chicago seeking a better life. Now known as Chicago’s first Hispanic Composer, his music was celebrated in his lifetime, including in performances by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. After his death, though, his music has languished in storage in his grand-daughter’s basement. The concert will premiere recently rediscovered scores from the composer’s granddaughter’s collection, unearthed and performed…

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