Conducted by Carolyn Watson
PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber-music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composers and performers from Brooklyn, New York—Peter Seymour (bassist), Greg Pattillo (flutist) and Daniel Berkley (saxophonist). Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, the ensemble has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences to top-quality music, PROJECT Trio is truly one of the pioneers of the classical crossover wave of the last decade. The trio has amassed over 100,000,000 views on YouTube with 112,000 subscribers. Combining the talent of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music.
Gramophone Magazine praised the group as “an ensemble willing and able to touch on the gamut of musical bases ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal and taking in pretty much every stylism in between,” while The Wall Street Journal hailed the trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The New York Times has called beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo “the best in the world at what he does.” The genre-defying trio is acclaimed by Downbeat Magazine as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”
PROJECT Trio will perform with the KU Symphony Orchestra, the premier orchestral organization at the KU School of Music led by award-winning conductor Carolyn Watson, director of orchestral activities at KU.