PROJECT Trio – with Greg Pattillo, flute; Eric Stephenson, cello; and Peter Seymour, bass – is pushing the boundaries of classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock. Acclaimed as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” by Downbeat Magazine and hailed for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing” by the Wall Street Journal, the Trio performs over 70 concerts a year, playing to fans of all ages in venues around the world. They are an internet sensation with over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers on their YouTube channel, including Greg’s phenomenal beatboxing flute.
In this family-friendly concert, PROJECT Trio will perform a mix of original compositions and exciting arrangements, with favorites such as Peter and the Wolf, the William Tell Overture, a J.S. Bach/Jethro Tull Bourée and Beethoven's 5th Symphony Jam.
They will be joined by percussion and orchestral ensembles from Friends Select School who will bring their own blend of unusual instrumentation and enthusiastic performance to the concert.
Since 2008, LiveConnections has served as a creator and curator of innovative, cross-genre music experiences. Our ClassicAlive series “The Collaborators” expands how classical music is experienced by breaking boundaries of repertoire, collaboration and atmosphere in innovative concerts designed to attract both new audiences and long-time classical fans.
$20 general admission
$15 students with ID
$6 children age 10 and under
FREE for children under 1
(plus venue processing fees)
This concert will be in the Downstairs Live venue. Doors open for brunch at 11:00am. Food and drink sold separately. Please contact World Cafe Live directly to make table reservations: 215-222-1400.
PRESS RELEASE 02/05/2013: PROJECT Trio, a classically trained ensemble that pushes the boundaries of classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock, will perform a high-energy, family-friendly show on February 24 at 12:00 noon as part of LiveConnections’ ClassicAlive concert series. [Read more]
Q&A with Peter Seymour of PROJECT Trio: When NPR played a clip of PROJECT Trio’s music on the radio last week, listeners called in from all over with two questions: “Who is that, and what are they playing?!” We chatted with Peter Seymour, CEO and bass player of PROJECT Trio, about what makes their sound so unique and why they’re so passionate about music education. [Read more]
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Foundation Support 2015-2016:
Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
CHG Charitable Trust
Samual S. Fels Fund
The Light Up the Queen Foundation
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation
Christopher Ludwick Foundation
Rosenlund Family Foundation
Joseph Kennard Skilling Trust
Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial
Big Hurrah Sponsors:
(as of 10/06/2015)
$5000 School Sponsor
Kal & Lucille Rudman Foundation
$2500 Collaboration Sponsor
$1000 Connecting Sponsors
Larry Real & Madeleine Gardberg
LiveConnections is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Additional support provided in part by the Philadelphia Cultural Fund.