CROSSING BOUNDARIES is a concert series dedicated to dissolving boundaries between traditional and new/experimental music, performers and audiences, and the local and the global for the purpose of bringing people together and promoting the awareness that we each possess a limitless creativity inside us. Conceived and founded in 2018 by CRS Director Christopher Pelham and Korean multi-instrumentalist gamin, the series provides curators with the opportunity to create unique performance events in collaboration with musical, visual, and/or movement artists of their choosing.

Crossing Boundaries is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond. 

The 2022 season, curated by gamin, explores the theme WOMEN IN MUSIC and features works composed and performed by female musicians. Crossing boundaries Vol. 16: FOCUSING ON HER will take place on March 12 at Tenri Cultural Institute of NY. Crossing Boundaries Vol. 17: EYES FROM HER will take place on June 24 at CRS. Crossing Boundaries Vol. 18: FREEDOM will be held on July 16 in Marc A. Scorca Hall at the National Opera Center.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020–21 season, curated by gamin and Sufi dance artist Läle Sayoko, was presented online only.

2019’s season was curated by gamin, JunYi Chow, Läle Sayoko, and Jen Shyu.

The series began in 2018 as CROSSING BOUNDARIES — ECHOES OF KOREA and featured three concerts focused specifically on providing opportunities for Korean and Korean-American artists.

Upcoming Concerts

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Past Concerts