Brought in by Boise State University as part of its week-long celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chelsey Green's music is as focused on breaking new ground as King's famous speech. But the stereotypes she fights revolve around string instruments, not race. Green—or more properly Dr. Green, considering her Doctor of Musical Arts degree—focuses on violin and viola, but her genre-busting repertoire goes beyond classical music, incorporating elements of funk, jazz, pop, soul, gospel, hip-hop and more. Since beginning her career on stage at age 5, Dr. Green has appeared at events ranging from the opening of The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to the Bahrain Spring of Culture Festival, and on Monday, Jan. 28, she'll bring her wellspring of talent—and her band, The Green Project—to Boise for a performance that's sure to defy expectations. A Q&A will follow the free event, so have your questions ready.
7 p.m., FREE. Boise State University Special Events Center, Student Union Building, 1700 W. University Dr., Boise, mlk.boisestate.edu.