Music and Stories Around the World

Music and Stories Around the World

"Music and Stories Around the World” celebrates music for strings by composers from all around the world! This totally unique, brand new, family-friendly program shares music and stories from Armenia, the Chickasaw Nation, Haiti, Peru, Iran, Taiwan, Uganda, and the US!

Learn the story of legendary Armenian composer, music educator, and ethnomusicologist Komitas, and then hear his music performed by string quartet. Learn the story of the Andean miners that accompanied the original version of “El Condor Pasa” by Peruvian composer Daniel Robles, then hear the piece in its original version. Learn about Chicago’s Haitian founder Jean Baptise Pointe du Sable, then hear Haitian composer Sabrina C D Jean Louis’ musical tribute to him. Learn how Chicago south-sider Florence Price became the first African-American woman to have a work performed by a major symphony!

“Music and Stories Around the World” is presented as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks series.


Date/Time June 23 2019, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
AdmissionFree and open to the public