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Crossing Borders Music – Haitian Piano Works

June 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Crossing Borders Music - Haitian Piano Works @ PianoForte Studios

About Crossing Borders

The following comes from the Crossing Borders website:

Mission and Vision

The mission of Crossing Borders Music is to use music to promote the dignity of people from all cultures.

We envision a more harmonious world in which people experience musical and artistic dimensions of world cultures in such a way that influences how they shop, invest, travel, volunteer, do business, and live their day-to-day lives.

To this end, Crossing Borders Music produces moving music that tells compelling stories by composers from under-represented cultures – music that invites audiences to learn more and get involved. Crossing Borders Music also presents educational programs to foster young people’s awareness of the diversity and richness of cultures and their music.


We focus on cultures that are poorly understood and often historically marginalized. By sharing music by composers from these cultures, our music tells the stories others are not. In so doing, we challenge stereotypes and preconceptions. Therefore, when we hear audience members say our music defied their expectations or broadened their worldview, we know we’re fulfilling our mission. Indeed, 88% of our audience members last year reported having found something unexpected, 96% reported wanting to learn more about the featured culture, and, incredibly, every audience member who filled out a survey over the course of the season reported having learned something.

For more info visit their event page by clicking HERE.


Marianne Parker interprets great Haitian piano repertoire from across the 20th century by Ludovic Lamothe (aka “Black Chopin”), Carmen Brouard, and more. This program will be broadcast live on Chicago’s WFMT 98.7FM and streamed worldwide at as a part of the PianoForte Salon Series.

Edmond Saintonge
Ludovic Lamothe
Quatre Danses
Carmen Brouard
Quatre nocturne
Nocturne No. 1
Edmond Saintonge
Pages intimes:
No. 1 Désespérance
No. 2 Mélancholie, Mazurke de Salon
No. 3 Causerie sentimentale
Émile Desamours
Sonate Folklorique (en sol majeur, sur les chansons populaires d’Haiti)

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