Common Tone: Chelsey Green and The Green Project
Billboard charting recording artist Chelsey Green creates a whole new way to bring the unmatched richness and vibrancy of the violin and viola to audiences. Her vision of an ensemble that uses live string performance to enhance current popular music becomes a reality with The Green Project.
A classically trained musician who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 16, Green incorporates standard classical music principles with performance of original tunes, re-identifying popular favorites in genres such as soul, jazz, funk and rock. Named an Artist-in-Residence at The Music Center at Strathmore in 2010, Green has shared the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Denyce Graves and Chrisette Michele. Green is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland College Park.
Common Tone connects young artists and the community through creative musical experiences in your neighborhood. Our events abandon traditional concert ritual, celebrate curiosity, explore the senses and encourage your participation.
"People Make the World Go ' Round" cover
"My Favorite Things" cover
"1am (Sexy Song)" (Original Song)
Preview by The UMD Writers Bloc
Her family ignited her love of music. Green’s father, a traveling musician, helped her develop a passion for performance early on in life, while her mother had her enrolled in lessons at the age of four with a professional violinist from the Houston Ballet Orchestra.
— VICTORIA TANNER, UMD Writers Bloc, February 11, 2015