Music No Boundaries: NYC 2017

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Photos by Ben Bocko


May 24-June 1, 2017

After touring Boston, Baltimore, and Dallas, Yellow Barn brought Music Haul to New York City for 9 days of sidewalk, plaza, and neighborhood performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Over 80 Yellow Barn musicians performed in 20 locations, from Times Square and Carnegie Hall, to PS21 and Bathgate Community Garden.

Titled “Music No Boundaries: New York City”, Seth Knopp’s programming included a day dedicated to Bach’s cello suites and a Memorial Day performance of “Musicians Indivisible: Protest Mix Tape” with Broadway musicians; the Juilliard and Brentano String Quartets performing late Beethoven, Bartók, and Mozart; the JACK Quartet and Sandbox Percussion; spoken word performances and Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect; and even a new work inspired by Dick van Dyke’s one-man-band.

New York Times coverage

Locations and Partners

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PS21 + JS185, Queens

Bathgate Community Garden, Bronx

W. Gun Hill Road at Jerome Ave., Bronx

Wagner Park, Battery Park City, Manhattan

The Relief Bus/Chelsea Park, Manhattan

Carnegie Hall and Ensemble Connect, Manhattan

Plaza de Las Americas market at United Palace, Manhattan

Smorgasburg Saturday, East River State Park, Brooklyn

Myrtle-Wycoff Plaza, Queens

Union Square Plaza, Manhattan

Morandi restaurant at Waverly Place, Manhattan

Times Square, Manhattan

Heavenly Rest Stop Café, 5th Ave. at 90th St., Manhattan

Broadway Ave. at 108th St., Manhattan

Richard Tucker Square across from Alice Tully Hall, Manhattan

Boulevard Family Residence, Queens

Rosarito Fish Shack, Wythe Ave. at 7th St., Brooklyn

Sugar Hill Children's Museum for Art and Storytelling, Mannhattan

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Manhattan

Union Square Park, Manhattan


Jonny Allen percussion

Eric Allen cello

Misha Amory viola

Daniel Anastasio piano

Garrett Arney percussion

Oliver Barrett trombone

Hamilton Berry cello

Grant Braddock drums

Brentano String Quartet

Natasha Brofsky cello

Nate Brown guitar

Julia Bruskin cello

Lizzie Burns double bass

Victor Caccese percussion

Jay Campbell cello

Serena Canin violin

Andrea Casarrubios cello

Sarah Elizabeth Charles voice

Andy Clausen trombone

Ronald Copes violin

Romie de Guise-Langlois clarinet

Jah’china De Leon spoken word

Lee Dionne piano

Erika Dohi piano

Pete Donovan double bass

Margaret Dyer viola

Ensemble Connect

Madeline Fayette cello

Magdalena Filipczak violin

Nykeira Franks spoken word

Rosie Gallagher flute

Goliath Duo

Andrew Gonzalez viola

Melanie Henley Heyn soprano

Zubin Hensler trumpet

Brandon Ilaw percussion

Ari Isaacman-Beck violin

JACK Quartet

Qing Jiang piano

Juilliard String Quartet

Gilbert Kalish piano

Michael Katz cello

Bixby Kennedy clarinet

Alexi Kenney violin

Ariana Kim violin

Yoonah Kim clarinet

Seth Knopp piano

Willem de Kochon trombone

David Krakauer clarinet

Gwen Krosnick cello

Nicolee Kuester French horn/spoken word

Christine Lamprea cello

Mari Lee violin

Nina Lee cello

Joseph Lin violin

Jennifer Liu violin

Jazimina MacNeil voice

Curtis Macomber violin

Sunshine Martin spoken word

Thomas Mesa cello

Chase Morrin piano

Riley Mulherkar trumpet

Musicians Indivisible

Adelya Nartadjieva violin

Brian Olson trumpet

Christopher Otto violin

Edvard Pogossian cello

John Pickford Richards viola

Ian Rosenbaum percussion

Sandbox Percussion

Nathan Schram viola

Astrid Schween cello

Lucy Shelton voice

Speed Bump

Mark Steinberg violin

Samuel Suggs double bass

Terry Sweeney percussion

Kathleen Tagg piano

Rémy Taghavi bassoon

Max Tan violin

Cordelia Tapping violin

Roger Tapping viola

Suliman Tekalli violin

Christopher Theofanidis composer

Jason Treuting percussion

Sam Seyong Um percussion

The Westerlies

Aaron Wolff cello

Austin Wulliman violin

Julia Yang cello

Sound Engineer: Dev Ray

Stage Manager: Michael Bradley Cohen

Assistant Stage Manager: Eric Clem