PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble composed of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, New York: flutist Greg Patillo, cellist Eric Stephenson, and bassist Peter Seymour. Blending classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment. PROJECT Trio is a musical experience not to be missed.
Gramophone Magazine recently singled out the group as “an ensemble willing and able to touch on the gamut of musical bases ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal and taking in pretty much every stylism in between,” while The Wall Street Journal hailed the trio for its “wide appeal, subversive humor, and first-rate playing.” The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”
The trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high-energy, top-quality music. Using social media to broaden its reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the trio has its own YouTube channel, which has more than 80 million views and 96,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most-watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.
Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”
PROJECT Trio is in residence at University of Puget Sound Sept. 12–14. The residency includes free master classes on improvisation and music business for the greater Tacoma community, as well as sessions on business, composition/arranging, entrepreneurship, and education for Puget Sound students. Puget Sound string students also will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform with PROJECT Trio, joining the trio on stage for two songs.
This residency is made possible by the generous support of the School of Music and the Catharine Gould Chism Fund.
Tickets: $20/$15, free for Puget Sound students, faculty, and staff