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Chamber Music Pittsburgh – JUST SUMMER Concert – Chelsey Green and The Green Project

July 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Hope Academy families are invited to a JUST SUMMER concert featuring Chelsey Green and The Green Project, who tear down all stereotypes of the violin by fusing traditional classical technique with genres including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop and Gospel! . Tickets have been generously donated to us by our partner, Chamber Music Pittsburgh. This performance is recommended for students whose attention span and behavior is equivalent to an 8 year old.

Please read about the performance, so that you know what to expect; and the etiquette guidelines, so that you understand the expectations; then  RSVP here.

With performances often described as passionate, vivacious, electrifying, and innovative, Billboard charting recording artist Chelsey Green brings the unmatched tone, richness and vibrancy of violin and viola playing to audiences in a whole new way.

A native of Houston, Texas, Dr. Chelsey Green was born into a family of jazz and funk musicians and started her performance career as a violinist at age 5. Though inundated with music of all genres, she focused on classical music studying both privately and publicly at performing arts schools in the Houston public school system. Chelsey Green was soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16. Dr. Green went on to receive a scholarship for classical viola studies at The University of Texas at Austin where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Green then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and most recently received her doctorate from the University of Maryland College Park.

Chelsey Green and her ensemble, The Green Project, tear down all stereotypes of the violin and viola by fusing traditional classical technique with popular favorites and enticing original songs in various genres, including R&B, Pop, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Alternative, Hip Hop, Gospel and more. The Green Project showcases an innovative twist in their performances of uniquely arranged popular songs and enticing original pieces.

Chelsey Green and The Green Project have been honored to perform in many highly-regarded venues around the world. Green’s varied performance resume includes performances at the Late Show with David Letterman, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, NAACP National Convention, Saint Lucia Jazz Festival, White House Correspondents’ Dinner Reception, BET Honors Dinner, Essence Music Festival, Macy’s Herald Square, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Lake Arbor Jazz Festival, The Howard Theatre, The Music Center at Strathmore, Blues Alley, Bobby Jones Gospel, The John F. Kennedy Center and more.

Here is a video of the Chelsey Green and The Green Project  to give you an idea about what to expect.

How to be a good audience member

It is important that audience members remain quiet during the performance. Since music is mostly a listening activity, any extra sounds that are not part of the music can get in the way and will distract and disturb the musicians and other audience members.

Before the Concert

  • JUST SUMMER performances at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater are more casual and relaxed than concerts we’ve been attending at Carnegie Music Hall, so there isn’t a dress code. Just don’t wear anything that will be distracting (light up shoes, clanging jewelry, etc)
  • Arrive no later than 7:00 pm to get your tickets. There is a mixer that starts at 6:30 pm, with snacks from The Livermore, so you are welcome to come early if you would like.

Before You Take Your Seat

  • Take care of all rest room needs.
  • Leave all food, drink, and gum outside, in the lobby.
  • Leave all cameras and recording devices outside, as well. There are strict copyright guidelines about recording concerts.
  • Turn off all cell phones, pagers, ipads, watch sounds, alarms, or anything that might make a noise. The only sounds that should be heard are the ones that appear in the musical score (and the audience reaction after the music).

Once You Take Your Seat

  • A parent or guardian must sit next to each child.
  • Remain seated and quiet while the musicians are playing. Do not get up during the concert or change seats.
  • No talking, whispering, sighing, tapping or kicking feet, or rattling of programs or papers.
  • Be sure to sit without fidgeting so you don’t distract your neighbors or the performers on stage.




Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, 15206 United States
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