Meditation and Passion: Uncovering Piano Masterworks of Haiti
Nocturne No. 1
No. 1 Désespérance
No. 2 Mélancholie, Mazurke de Salon
No. 3 Causerie sentimentale
Sonate Folklorique (en sol majeur, sur les chansons populaires d’Haiti)
Pianist Marianne Parker is a founding member of the L+M Duo, which performs contemporary music for percussion and piano. Previously, she served as Principal Pianist of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she studied under Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Pianist Mary Sauer. Ms. Parker previously studied at the Bösendorfer Piano Institute of Vienna under Krassimera Jordan, and with pianists Wei-Han Su, David Northington, and David Brunell.
About Crossing Borders Music
Mission, Vision, and Impact
The mission of Crossing Borders Music is to use music to promote the dignity of people from all cultures.
They 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.
Crossing Borders Music focuses on cultures that are poorly understood and often historically marginalized. By sharing music by composers from these cultures, their music tells the stories others are not. In so doing, they challenge stereotypes and preconceptions. Therefore, when they hear audience members say their music defied their expectations or broadened their worldview, they know they’re fulfilling their mission.