Music No Boundaries: NYC 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018


May 24-26, 2018

Yellow Barn Music Haul's second annual trip to NYC spanned three days of performances in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens with 34 musicians performing on street corners, in neighborhood plazas, and at city parks.

Titled “Music No Boundaries: New York City”, Seth Knopp’s programming included an evening performance dedicated to Bach’s cello suites, guitarist and composer Steven Mackey and percussionist Jason Treuting performing their original work Orpheus Unsung, Travis Laplante performing original works for solo saxophone, and many performances by Yellow Barn festival alumni. 

See below for the full schedule of locations, programs, and performers.


Daniel Anastasio piano

Natasha Brofsky cello

Julia Bruskin cello

Lizzie Burns double bass

Elspeth Davis voice

Erika Dohi piano

Margaret Dyer viola

Madeleine Fayette cello

Gabriel Feldman piano

Magdalena Filipczak violin

Rosie Gallagher flute

Amanda Gookin cello

Melanie Henley Heyn voice

Brian Hong violin

Michael Katz cello

Travis Laplante saxophone

Jennifer Liu violin

Steven Mackey electric guitar

Merz Trio (Brigid Coleridge, violin; Julia Yang, cello; Lee Dionne, piano)

Bryan Park cello

Emely Phelps piano

Edvard Pogossian cello

Ian Rosenbaum percussion

Maren Rothfritz viola

Domenic Salerni violin

Daniel Schlosberg piano

Lucy Shelton voice

Max Tan violin

Cordelia Tapping voice

Jason Treuting drums

Andrea White flute

Aaron Wolff cello

Sound Engineer: Dev Ray

Stage Managers: Michael Bradley Cohen and John Zdojeski


Yellow Barn is grateful to the following people and associations for making this tour possible:

Peter Arndtsen, Columbus Amsterdam BID

Astoria Park Alliance

Phil Gordon, Lincoln Square BID

Owen Harang, 34th Street Partnership

Andrew Ronan, NYC DOT

Full Schedule

Thursday, May 24 | 4-6pm
Herald Square Plaza, on Broadway between 35th and 36th St., Manhattan

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Suite No.1 in G Major, BWV 1007 (1720)
Julia Bruskin, Madeleine Fayette, Michael Katz, cellos

J.S. Bach Suite No.2 in D Minor, BWV 1008 (1720)
Edvard Pogossian, Aaron Wolff, Madeleine Fayette, cellos

J.S. Bach Suite No.3 in C Major, BWV 1009 (1720)
Edvard Pogossian, Natasha Brofsky, Julia Bruskin, cellos

J.S. Bach Suite No.4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010 (1720)
Aaron Wolff, Julia Bruskin, Natasha Brofsky, Michael Katz, cellos

J.S. Bach Suite No.5 in C Minor, BWV 1011 (1720)
Edvard Pogossian, Michael Katz, Natasha Brofsky, Aaron Wolff, cellos 

J.S. Bach Suite No.6 in D Major, BWV 1012 (1720)
Aaron Wolff, Natasha Brofsky, Madeleine Fayette, Julia Bruskin, cellos

Friday, May 25 | 12-3pm
108th St. and Broadway, Manhattan

"Open Mic" with Yellow Barn Musicians

Edwin Roxburgh (b.1937) Stardrift (1992)
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Syrinx (1913)
Rosie Gallagher, flute

Elvis Costello (b.1954) Songs from “The Juliet Letters” (1993)
Elspeth Davis, voice; Brian Hong, Domenic Salerni, violins; Margaret Dyer, viola; Amanda Gookin, cello

Elliot Carter (1908-2012) Figment III (2007)
Lizzie Burns, double bass

Mark Applebaum (b.1967) Aphasia (2010)
Steve Reich (b.1936) Pieces of Wood (1973)
Ian Rosenbaum, percussion

Ursula Mamlok (1923-2016) Haiku Settings (1967)
Lucy Shelton, voice; Andrea White, flute

Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) Stripsody (1966)
Lucy Shelton, voice

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Serenade in D Major, Op.8 (1795-97)
Magdalena Filipczak, violin; Maren Rothfritz, viola; Bryan Park, cello

Popular and Jazz Favorites
Cordelia Tapping, voice; Gabriel Feldman, piano

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Gretchen am Spinnrade, arr. Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909) from Iberia, Book I “Evocación” (1906)
Daniel Anastasio, piano

Kris Davis (b.1980) Trees and Grass on the Other Side of the Tracks (2018)
Erika Dohi, piano

Traditional American Folk Songs
Melanie Henley Heyn, voice

Friday, May 25 | 6-8pm
Richard Tucker Square at 66th St. and Broadway, Manhattan

Travis Laplante (b.1982) Original works for solo saxophone
Travis Laplante, saxophone

Steven Mackey (b.1956) and Jason Treuting (b.1977) Orpheus Unsung (2015)
Steven Mackey, electric guitar; Jason Treuting, drums

Saturday, May 26 | 12-2pm
Astoria Park, near Charybdis Playground, Queens

"Open Mic" with Yellow Barn Musicians

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Sonata No.1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (1720)
Max Tan, violin

Popular and Jazz Favorites
Cordelia Tapping, voice; Gabriel Feldman, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op.70 No.2
Merz Trio (Lee Dionne, piano; Brigid Coleridge, violin; Julia Yang, cello)

Donald Martino (1931-2005) from Fantasies and Impromptus (1981)
Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) from 24 Preludes, Op.11 (1888-96)
Emely Phelps, piano

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Sonata in A Minor, Z.804 (c.1680)
Jennifer Liu, Brian Hong, violins; Aaron Wolff, cello; Daniel Schlosberg, continuo

Saturday, May 26 | 7-9pm
Wyckoff Plaza at the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station, Brooklyn

Steven Mackey (b.1956) and Jason Treuting (b.1977) Orpheus Unsung (2015)
Steven Mackey, electric guitar; Jason Treuting, drums

Travis Laplante (b.1982) Original works for solo saxophone
Travis Laplante, saxophone