Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Host: 
Montgomery County
Venue: 
The Loft at 4935
Address: 
4935 Cordell Ave
Bethesda,
Maryland
20814

Join your fellow alumni for brunch and enjoy hearing from Professor Carmen Balthrop with the School of Music and talented alumna Chelsey Green `17, billboard charting violinist, vocalist and educator. This will be an inspiring conversation about Chelsey's journey and the importance of the arts in education. We hope you will join us!

Ticket includes a brunch buffet and cocktails.

Cost: 

Alumni Association members: $5
Non-members: $10

RSVP by: 
3/1/19
Contact: 

For questions:
Aubrey McLaughlin
Email: amclaugh@umd.edu

Speaker Bio:
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.

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. Dr. Green then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Viola Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland College Park. Most recently, Dr. Green has been appointed Associate Professor in the String Department at the prestigious Berklee College of Music.

Dr. 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!

Classically soloing in New York’s prestigious Carnegie Hall at age 16, 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 CBS Late Show with David Letterman, the Theater at Madison Square Garden, the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Essence Music Festival, Bahrain Spring of Culture Festival, Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival, Kuwaiti National Opera House, The John F. Kennedy Center and more! Recently, Chelsey was awarded Montgomery County (Maryland) Executive’s Award “Outstanding Artist Award” and featured in a nationally syndicated Walmart commercial produced by BET Networks that premiered during the 2017 Soul Train Awards.

Carmen Balthrop made her Metropolitan Opera debut as Pamina in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, having been the last of the First Place Winners in the Metropolitan Opera National Competition in New York. Acclaimed by The Washington Post as “electrifying... a consummate performer,” by The New York Times as “a voice of power and uncommon tonal purity,” and “a rapturously beautiful voice” by The Miami Herald, this American soprano has an astonishing range of repertoire from Baroque opera and song to contemporary literature. She has performed leading roles with some of the world's major opera companies and symphony orchestras, including the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera, Canadian Opera, Deutsche Oper (Berlin), Teatro La Fenice (Venice), the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the National Symphony. Among her signature operatic roles are: Cio-Cio-San in Madama Butterfly, Violetta in La Traviata, Micaela in Carmen, Liu in Turandot, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Poppea in L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi and Susannah in Susannah by Carlisle Floyd. Her historical Broadway debut was in the title role of Scott Jopin's opera "Treemonisha."

Parking:
Free parking is available directly across from the venue in the Public Parking Garage. 

Ticket refunds are not available for this event. However, as a special benefit, Alumni Association members may receive a refund up to 10 days prior to the event date.