Project Trio @ GO Comedy!

Thursday, May 24 | 7:30 pm

Location:
Go Comedy! Improv Theatre

261 E Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220

Project Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble composed of three virtuosic composers/performers from Brooklyn: Peter Seymour, Greg Pattillo and Eric Stephenson.

“Project Trio has wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.” The Wall Street Journal

Blending classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio burst onto the scene with their landmark videos! Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has more than 80 million views and 96,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most viewed instrumental ensembles on the internet.

TICKETS:  $33 – 39

MUSIC FESTIVAL PATRON PASS: $180 per patron – includes 1 ticket to Marc Cohn, access to the patron event, 1 ticket to Uprooted. UPON REQUEST ONLY: 1 ticket to Project Trio @ Go Comedy, Ferndale (seating is limited for this event, so request early!)

ABOUT THE BAND:

Peter Seymour | Double bassist Peter Seymour has performed with many of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists and ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet,  Iris Orchestraand the Colorado Music Festival. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin.

Since the inception of PROJECT Trio, Peter has taken on many roles, including CEO, manager, and community engagement director. He is especially passionate about education and outreach and has organized events for the Trio benefiting over 500,000 students on four continents in seventeen countries and over 40 States.  Peter also serves as the director of PROJECT Trio: The Studio, a post graduate program in 21st century chamber music and entrepreneurship that focuses on performance, improvisation, composition, recording, video production, and exploring new business models.

Peter received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree in Bass Performance from Rice University where he was a student of Paul Ellison. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, NY.

“Beatboxing flutist Greg Pattillo is the best in the world at what he does.” The New York Times

Greg Pattillo | Greg Pattillo is recognized throughout the world for his redefinition of the flute sound. Greg 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 then 50 million times.

As an internationally acclaimed performer, educator, and clinician, Greg can be found both on the concert stage and on the streets, subways, and parks, sharing and preaching his sound. After earning his Masters degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Greg found work as at the acting principal flute of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and became a founding member of the Collaborative Arts Insurgency in San Francisco.

Mr. Pattillo currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and performs with PROJECT Trio, an ensemble of genre bending bending performers emerging from classical music roots.

Eric Stephenson | An exceptionally versatile cellist, Eric Stephenson’s style ranges from classical to jazz to rock and folk. He has performed with numerous orchestras like the IRIS Orchestra in Memphis, TN and the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO. Eric was also a regular substitute for the Cleveland Orchestra.

Eric earned his Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees with Honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music and was a recipient of the Ellis A. Feiman Award in Cello while a student of Stephen Geber. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, he served as Assistant Principal Cello of the Aspen Festival Orchestra from 1999-2004. He has appeared as a soloist with the Cleveland Institute of Music Symphony Orchestra and the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colorado.

In 2006, Eric moved to NYC and has performed with countless ensembles and spends most of his time performing with PROJECT Trio, an ensemble he co-founded.  Composing and recording is a huge part of his life.  He has engineered and mixed 2 full length PROJECT Trio albums and premiered 2 works for trio and orchestra.  In his spare time, he enjoys biking around Brooklyn and playing the tenor sax.

Marc Cohn | Live in Concert

Saturday, May 26 | 8:00 pm

Join GRAMMY®-award winning singer / songwriter Marc Cohn for a special evening with his Trio!

Cohn recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of his landmark, self-titled release, featuring his signature hit song, Walking in Memphis. Cohn solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer/songwriters, combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. Marc recently released Careful What you Dream: Lost Songs and Rarities and Evolution of a Record, featuring never-before-heard songs and demos dating back to years before his debut album.

TICKETS:  $38 – 73

MUSIC FESTIVAL PATRON PASS: $180 per patron – includes 1 ticket to Marc Cohn, access to the patron event, 1 ticket to Uprooted. UPON REQUEST ONLY: 1 ticket to Project Trio @ Go Comedy, Ferndale (seating is limited for this event, so request early!)