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PROJECT Trio to Perform at DePauw

September 10, 2012

PROJECT-trio-wallThe Brooklyn, New York-based PROJECT Trio brings their unique mix of musical styles to Kresge Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 19.  Greg Pattillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, push the boundaries of chamber music with a high-octane mix of classical, jazz, hip-hop, and rock. 

Acclaim for the Trio and its members runs the gamut -- from Downbeat magazine, which praises PROJECT Trio as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise,&rdquo to the New York Times, which called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.”  The Wall Street Journal hails the group’s “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.”

The Trio, now in its sixth year, was forged out of a collective love of performing high energy, top quality music to diverse audiences.  They are drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their YouTube channel, which has over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the Internet. 

In addition to their extensive performing schedule, the Trio is dedicated to arts education, inspiring a whole new generation of concert going music lovers.  Dedicated to engaging today’s younger audiences, PROJECT Trio has performed and led workshops for over 100,000 students on three continents, including over 35 states in the U.S.

Project3After meeting at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the three musicians quickly realized that there was no repertoire written for the unique combination of bass, flute and cello.  This forced the members to compose and arrange their own music.  Original compositions by the trio are influenced by the sounds of jazz, hip-hop beatbox and rock, and their appealing music can be heard in Nike and Smart Car commercials. 

For more information on PROJECT Trio, visit www.projecttrio.com.

Tickets are free for DePauw students, children 12 years old and younger, and senior citizens, while there is a charge for other guests. Learn more about obtaining tickets by clicking here.

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