Haitian Composers

August 3, 2018, 10:00 pm

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The irresistible Caribbean Sea surrounds Haiti
The irresistible Caribbean Sea surrounds Haiti

Cellist, music educator, and concert organizer Tom Clowes stops by to talk about the music of Haitian composers. Tom is the founder of Crossing Borders Music, a non-profit music performance organization that has become the leading interpreter of chamber music from Haiti and Uganda. Some of the composers highlighted are Sabrina Claire Detty Jean Louis, Werner Jaegerhuber, and Michel Mauléart Monton. These composers use their Haitian heritage in their music that is unique to their culture and Tom Clowes curates a selection that presents a well-rounded perspective.

Music

“Clair de Lune” (“Moonlight”), by Sabrina Claire Detty Jean Louis
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

Suite Folklorique, by Werner Jaegerhuber
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

Exodus String Quartet: I. Tale, by Jean “Rudy” Perrault
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

String Quartet “From Exile, Lòt Bò Dlo”, Op. 3, by Claude Dauphin
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

Choucoune, by Michel Monton
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

Quartet No. 1, by Julio Racine   
Crossing Borders Music Collective; Sara Chazin and Maya Shiraishi, violin; Ben Weber, viola; Tom Clowes, cello

Misha’s Bear Dance, by Terry Riley
Regina Myers, Piano