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PROJECT Trio to perform free concert April 2

Musicians blend hip-hop, jazz, classical, and rock


Self described as performers of "high-octane chamber music," PROJECT Trio will present workshops, clinics, and concerts during a three-day residency at Ohio University, March 31-April 2.

With musical influences as varied as Bach, Beethoven, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Jay-Z, and Dr. Dre, the New York-based trio with ties to Ohio, PROJECT Trio will end their stay in Athens with a free concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Donations to the Athens Community Music School Scholarship Fund will be accepted at the door.

The members of the trio, Peter Seymour [bass], Eric Stephenson [cello], and Greg Pattillo [flute] met as students at the Cleveland Institute of Music in 1997. All had interests in music other than classical, so they ended up spending a lot of time playing music together. 

Although they went their separate ways after college, the three got back together in 2006 after flutist Pattillo posted a video of himself on YouTube playing his take on tunes like "Inspector Gadget" and "Super Mario Brothers" which combined beat box techniques with flute playing. To date, Greg and PROJECT Trio have nearly 60 million hits on YouTube. Click here to visit their YouTube page.

Dedicated to outreach and education, PROJECT Trio has performed across the country for more than 40,000 kindergarten through college-aged students. While at Ohio University, they will present
seminars such as "Arts in the Internet Era" and "Finding Your Voice: Creating a Non-Profit," play for an improvisation session with the OU Hip Hop Congress, and lead workshops at the Fifth Annual String Fling and First Annual Flute Fest. For details about times and locations of the events, go to www.ohio.edu/music.

PROJECT Trio schedule
March 31-April 2

Thursday, March 31

2:10 p.m. PL-90/Glidden Recital Hall
Short performance followed by Q&A

4:10 p.m. Seminar: "Arts in the Internet Era"
Glidden Hall – Recital Hall

Friday, April 1

1:30 p.m. Cello/Bass Masterclass – Glidden Hall room 550
Flute Masterclass – Glidden Hall 480

3:10 p.m. Orchestra Workshop – Glidden Hall 494
Wind Ensemble Workshop – Glidden Hall 101

4 p.m. Seminar: "Finding Your Voice: Creating a Non-Profit"
Baker University Center Theatre

7 p.m. Improv Session with OU Hip-Hop Congress
Glidden Hall 494

Saturday, April 2

10 a.m.-4 p.m. String Fling and Flute Fest workshops
Glidden Hall

8 p.m. free concert
Memorial Auditorium