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Chicago Cellist Teaches Haitians and Learns about Undiscovered Haitian Composers

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Chicago Cellist Teaches Haitians and Learns about Undiscovered Haitian Composers

This week, Jerome McDonnell and Tony Sarabia bring you classical music from Haiti"¦by way of Roosevelt University. Yep, you read that right! Tom Clowes is a graduate student at Roosevelt’s Music Conservatory. He was first introduced to Port-au-Prince’s Holy Trinity Music School and National Orchestra by his undergraduate cello instructor. For the last several summers, he’s taught at the school, which was leveled during the earthquake. Clowes brought his cello to the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio earlier this week. He performed some Haitian compositions and shared some undiscovered classical music from Haiti.

Tom Clowes performs “Erzulie Malade” on Worldview Global Notes from WBEZ on Vimeo.

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