Brooklyn-based chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio will perform its unique “genre-bending” program at San Carlos Institute, Sunday, March 8, 4:00 pm as part of the highly distinguished Impromptu Classical Concerts’ 43rd season. Audience advisory: Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be an exciting ride.
PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers – Peter Seymour, double bass, Greg Pattillo, flute and Eric Stephensen, cello. Blending their classical training with a wide-ranging taste in musical styles, the Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. including their landmark videos which burst right out of the internet generation.
All are graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Music. Peter Seymour (bass) is especially passionate about education and outreach and has organized events for the Trio benefiting over 150,000 students on three continents in eleven countries and over 35 States. An internationally acclaimed performer, educator and clinician, Greg Pattillo (flute) can be found both on the concert stage and on the streets, subways and parks, sharing and preaching his sound. An exceptionally versatile cellist, Eric Stephenson possesses a style which ranges from classical to jazz to rock and folk. In his spare time, he enjoys biking around Brooklyn and playing the tenor sax.
Bassist Peter Seymour describes the March 8 program: “We will play an exciting and eclectic mix of music. Everything from classical to jazz to salsa and everything in between. The concert will feature arrangements of great classical works by Brahms, Rossini, and Prokofiev, plus many original pieces by the PROJECT Trio.” The Tallahassee Democrat: “PROJECT Trio runs on high-octane chamber music!”
Mr. Seymour continues: “We have never been to Key West as an ensemble, but have visited on vacation! It is such an amazing place to be. Key West is truly a gem in the US and we are so excited that we will truly get to mix work and pleasure.”
Not for the faint of heart, the ensemble combines the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars; Project Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The 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. A musical experience not to be missed.”
Concert tickets are $20 at the door one hour before the performance, by calling: 305.745.2283, or online: Keystix.com or classicalconcertskw.com. Season subscription pass (6 concerts) – $100. Subscription passes can be used for all concerts or for multiple guests at one or more concerts. All students free.