Lake Placid Center for the Arts: Project Trio

Fri, May 8, 2015 
10:00 AM

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, Project Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, Project Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Project Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment and re-defining classical music.

Grade Levels: 4 to 12
Price: $2 per student

About Project Trio

PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY. Blending their 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....
Double bassist Peter Seymour has performed with many of the world's most highly acclaimed artists and ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet, Iris Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin. Since the inception of PROJECT Trio, Peter has taken on many roles, including CEO, manager, and community engagement director. He 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. Peter also serves as the director of PROJECT: The Camp, a unique summer music festival founded in 2012 that focuses on modern chamber music, with an emphasis on ensemble, improvisation, composition, memorization, performance, and extended techniques. He is always active writing music for the Trio. His recent compositions include two pieces for trio and orchestra: Dr. Nick and an arrangement of Rossini's William Tell Overture. Peter received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master's Degree in Bass Performance from Rice University where he was a student of Paul Ellison. He lives with his wife in Brooklyn, NY
An exceptionally versatile cellist, Eric Stephenson's style ranges from classical to jazz to rock and folk. He has performed with numerous orchestras like the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO. Eric was also a regular substitute for the Cleveland Orchestra. Eric earned his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees with Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a recipient of the Ellis A. Feiman Award in Cello while a student of Stephen Geber. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, he served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Aspen Festival Orchestra from 1999-2004. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado. In 2006, Eric moved to NYC and has performed with countless ensembles and spends most of his time performing with PROJECT Trio, an ensemble he co-founded. Composing and recording is a huge part of his life. He has engineered and mixed 2 full length PROJECT Trio albums and premiered 2 works for trio and orchestra. In his spare time, he enjoys biking around Brooklyn and playing the tenor sax.
Greg Pattillo is a beatboxing flautist originally from Seattle, but now operates in Brooklyn, New York. He was lauded by The New York Times as "the best person in the world at what he does."[1] His performance videos on YouTube, showcasing "beatbox flute," have been viewed more than 70 million times. Pattillo earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Joshua Smith, the principal flautist of the Cleveland Orchestra. After a summer spent as the acting principal flute of Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Pattillo moved to San Francisco where he was a founding member of the Collaborative Arts Insurgency and the 16th and Mission Thursday Night gathering for performers. Pattillo enjoys freelancing as a soloist, and is the flautist of the groupPROJECT Trio. PROJECT Trio is a chamber music ensemble, based in Brooklyn, NY.