Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal


PROJECT Trio is taking chamber music to a whole new level. Greg Pattillo, flute, Eric Stephenson, cello, and Peter Seymour, bass, are pushing the boundaries of classical music with a high-octane mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock. The Trio performs to enthusiastic audiences of all ages in concert halls, clubs and classrooms around the world. Downbeat Magazine praises PROJECT Trio as “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise,” while The Wall Street Journal hails the group’s “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.”

Now in its sixth year, the Trio is drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through their innovative performances, recordings, and their YouTube channel, which has over 71 million views and 78,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the Internet.

In 2012, as part of a three-year residency, PROJECT Trio performed its first concert as Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra education artists-in-residence. Highlights of the Trio’s 2012-13 season include concerts with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; Charlotte, Milwaukee, New Jersey and Walla Walla symphonies; the Britt Festival; and the opening concerts of the Chicago Sinfonietta. PROJECT Trio was selected by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, for its 2012-13 season of American Music Abroad, to present original American music through public concerts, master classes, workshops, jam sessions with local musicians and media outreach throughout the former Soviet Union. Other international engagements include a second tour of Germany and a performance with the Neubrandenburg Philharmonic. The Trio also performs and leads master classes in schools, universities, festivals and other venues throughout the US.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Pattillo, Stephenson and Seymour met while students at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Reaching out to audiences of all ages through the Internet, live performances and recordings, PROJECT Trio has since become one of the world’s most championed and exciting instrumental ensembles.


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