Project Trio brings unique musical experience

Project Trio brings unique musical experience

For Immediate Release:  January 24, 2014

BLOOMSBURG— As a part of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s celebration of its 175th anniversary, the Celebrity Artist Series is kicking off the spring semester with Project Trio, a high-energy chamber music ensemble that combines a classical background with musical styles such as jazz, rock ’n’ roll and hip-hop.

The group will be the first to perform in the newly renovated Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in BU’s Carver Hall. They will perform on Friday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $15 for children and BU students.

Hailed by the Wall Street Journal for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing,” Project Trio entertains audiences of all ages, combining classical chamber music with the stage presence of a rock stars.

The genre-defying group consists of Greg Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello, and Pete Seymour on double bass. Founded in Boulder, Colo., in summer 2005, the trio got its break in 2006 when Pattillo’s Beatbox Flute video received millions of views in its first week on YouTube. They have since garnered international attention via their YouTube channel, which has more than 77 million views and 85,000 subscribers, making Project Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the Internet.

Upcoming BU Celebrity Artist Series productions include:

  • Christopher O’Riley, classic-contemporary pianist – Saturday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Tickets: $30
  • “American Idiot,” Broadway tour of show based on Green Day’s multi-platinum album – Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $45
  • “Swan Lake,” classical ballet, romantic tale of Prince Siegfried and Princess Odette – Saturday, March 29,  at 8 p.m. in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets: $35
  • The Pedrito Martinez Group, world-class conga player, singer and bandleader – Saturday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium. Tickets: complimentary but required.

For tickets or more information, visit www.bloomu.edu/CAS or call the box office at (570) 389-4409.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.