Night Out In The Parks

Night Out In The Parks is upon us! Compass Rose will be strolling and playing music from around the world at three different Chicago parks this summer. Please Join us! July 19, Mary Bartelme Park, 6:30pm August 12, Strohacker Park, 5:30pm August 22, Telscer Playlot in Lincoln Park, 6:30pm

Spreading Joy Through Music

Here are some photos and videos of some of our Chicago adventures in 2015! Us entertaining Russian ladies with melodies from Russia at Indian Boundary Park: A Mexican ice cream vendor sings along with us at Indian Boundary Park: Entertaining Mexican families at Loyola Park: Halloween adventures on CTA Public Transit: Performing a Venezuelan song […]

Jovan Mihailović Folk Orchestra to perform Nov. 20

Jovan Mihailović Folk Orchestra Friday, November 20, 2015, 8:00pm Worlds of Music Chicago 4161 N. Damen Ave $10 suggested donation Jovan Mihailović, Sam Hyson, and Lucia Thomas perform as a violin trio, playing traditional melodies from various regions of Serbia and neighboring countries. Jovan – a multitalented artist born in 1934 in Belgrade, Serbia – […]

Press Release for Chicago Folklore Ensemble Performances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oral History Meets World Music in a Fusion of String Quartet and Storyteller Chicago Folklore Ensemble presents the songs and stories collected from Chicago immigrant musicians. September 9, 2015. In an upcoming series of concerts, string quartet and storyteller come together to narrate musical and oral histories of Chicago immigrant musicians. The […]

Chicago Folklore Ensemble Concerts

The Chicago Folklore Ensemble is having its premier performances this Fall! Save the dates, and come hear the music and stories of Chicago immigrants. October 15, 7:30pm, International House at University of Chicago (1414 E 59th St). October 23, 7:30pm, Musical Offering (743 Custer Ave, Evanston, IL). November 8, 12:00pm, City Winery, (1200 W Randolph St). […]

Projects are progressing!

In addition to our violin duo, please check out the two other projects we’re organizing: The Chicago Folklore Ensemble and the Jovan Mihailović Folk Orchestra. We are excited to share the news that both of these projects now receive institutional support! The Chicago Folklore Ensemble is supported in part by city of Chicago’s Department of […]

From our house concert in Denver

In February, we took a trip to Denver, Colorado, where we performed a house concert of songs from around the world. Thanks to all who attended and helped with the event! See  additional videos here. While in Denver, we also had the opportunity to collaborate briefly with El Yesfi Samir (AKA Tito Malaga), a brilliant […]