PUTNEY — Yellow Barn's 2019-20 season of artist-residency performances continues with The Music Alliance Project, led by pianist Chase Morrin and vocalist Cordelia Tapping. Together with two Yellow Barn musicians - flutist Rosie Gallagher and cellist John Myerscough - they will perform a free public concert on Thursday, Feb. 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m., at Next Stage. Audience members are invited to stay for a post-concert discussion with the artists.
The Music Alliance Project aims to bring classical and jazz musicians together in a comprehensive and experiential way. “An ideal world would shed labels and allow musicians to explore all facets of musical experience in a rich way,” Morrin said in a news release. “This project shows the potential there is for collaboration and understanding between the classical and jazz communities.”
During their week at Yellow Barn, the four resident artists will immerse themselves in collaboration and will present their collaborative work in their residency concert. Following the performance, audience members will be invited to ask questions and offer their observations.
Both Morrin and Tapping are rooted in jazz-based improvisation and deeply tied to classical music communities. Morrin has performed at festivals and venues including the Panama Jazz Festival, Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Tapping has performed at the Vermont Jazz Center as well as in Boston and New York neighborhoods on Yellow Barn's Music Haul.
Gallagher has been a Yellow Barn musician since 2017 and has performed on Music Haul's New York City tours. She was recently engaged as a core member of Ensemble Connect, a joint program of Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Institute. Gallagher is currently a Rebanks Fellow at The Glenn Gould School in Toronto.
Myerscough is the cellist of the Doric String Quartet, and joined the Yellow Barn faculty in 2018. A regular visitor to Wigmore Hall since 2010, the Quartet has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall in New York, Berlin Konzerthaus, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and Vienna Musikverien.
The event is free. Reservations are encouraged and may be made in advance at www.yellowbarn.org or 802-387-6637. Space may also be available at the door.