PROJECT Trio is comprised of beat-boxing flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour. Known for performing classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock, they will perform with the Amarillo Symphony on February 21 and 22 at the Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts at 8:00pm. The program will include their interpretation of Rossinis Overture to William Tell, Prokofievs Peter and the Wolf and a number of original works. PROJECT Trio will also appear at an encore performance at Symphony Underground at 10pm Feb 22 and lead a number of educational activities during their visit.
Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. Since their formation in 2005, PROJECT Trio has become one of the most popular instrumental ensembles of its generation, playing over 100 performances worldwide each year for fans of all ages in venues around the world, from clubs to Carnegie Hall. Using social media to broaden their reach, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 78 million views and 85,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.
PROJECT Trio's discography includes five recordings and a DVD, PROJECT Trio: Live In Concert. This season will see the release of their 6th recording of original new music. Their latest recordings When Will Then Be Now (Harmonyville Records) and their catalog-spanning Random Roads Collection (Tummy Touch Records), debuted at the top of both the Billboard Canadian and US classical and jazz charts. Like all of the other PROJECT Trios recordings, both soared to the top of the iTunes charts. Recently on NPR's Morning Edition and NPR Music's series, Heavy Rotation, hosts around the US selected Sweet Pea, from PROJECT's 2012 Random Roads Collection album, as "one of the best new tunes out there."
Highlights of the Trios 2013-14 season include engagements with the San Diego, Kansas City, Canton, Lafayette and New World Symphony Orchestras, and a continued relationship as Family Artists in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. They will also perform and lead masterclasses in schools, universities, festivals and other venues throughout the United States and return to Europe for two tours of Germany.
Recent performance highlights include appearances and collaborations with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, the Britt Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Their international tours have included concerts in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. In May 2013, the Trio completed a landmark tour of the former Soviet Union sponsored by the US Department of State.
- Friday & Saturday
- 8 p.m.
- Performing Arts Center
- $10 / $25 / $40
- 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
- Parking Garage at 4th & Polk St.
- $20 / $25 / $30