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Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio
Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio



ATLANTAThe Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 2011-12 season continues with high energy chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio on Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m and 5 p.m.   Both shows are free and will be held outdoors in the amphitheater to the right of the Ferst Center, weather permitting.

PROJECT Trio is 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.  The group is known for their innovative videos on Youtube which are approaching an astonishing 55,000,000 views.  PROJECT Trio is dedicated to bringing classical musical into the digital age through their strong internet presence.  Additionally, PROJECT Trio performs exceptional outreach activities as a commitment to reaching young audiences and exposing them to classical music. While at the Ferst Center, they will perform an outreach lecture-demonstration for the students of Ferst Center partner school, Centennial Place Elementary and host a private meet and greet with students of Drew Charter School.  PROJECT Trio is comprised of flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and double bassist Peter Seymour.   

Greg Pattillo is recognized throughout the world for his redefinition of flute sound.  Pattillo was lauded by The New York Times as “the best person in the world at what he does.”  His groundbreaking performance videos on YouTube, showcasing “beatbox flute,” have been viewed more than 20 million times. After earning his Master’s Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, he became the principal flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of the Collaborative Arts Insurgency and the 16th and Mission Thursday night gathering for performers in San Francisco. 

An exceptionally versatile cellist, Eric Stephenson’s style ranges from classical to jazz to rock and folk. He has performed with numerous orchestras including the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, Tennessee and at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, Colorado. He served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Aspen Festival Orchestra from 1999-2004 and as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Stephenson earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s of Music Degrees with Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a recipient of the Ellis A. Feiman Award in Cello.

Dallas native double bassist Peter Seymour has performed with a multitude of highly acclaimed artists and ensembles. As a regular substitute with the Cleveland Orchestra, he has performed under the baton of Franz Welser-Möst and as a member of the New World Symphony under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist in 1996 and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin.

Ticket and Performance Information: Tickets for both performances are free.  Reserve tickets for amphitheatre seating at 404-894-9600.  Lawn seating is also available for both concerts.  For information and directions (349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30032-0468) contact the Ferst Center Box Office at 404-894-9600 or visit www.ferstcenter.org.

Venue Information:
Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech
349 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332

Tickets and Info:  404-894-9600


This post is courtesy of The Bluebird Patch.

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