Flute Celebration Day 2022
with Greg Pattillo and PROJECT Trio
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 6:00pm
Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St, Seattle, WA 98103
THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT
SFS Members $15 | Non-Members $25
**Please note that in accordance with Music Center of the Northwest's COVID mitigation policies,
masks must be worn at all times, except when actively performing.**
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Kick off our 43rd Season with an event celebrating all things flute! This year's Flute Celebration Day features a workshop and performance from "the beatboxing flutist" Greg Pattillo and PROJECT Trio. The Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir joins PROJECT Trio for a special collaboration, performing "Dr. Nick." Other repertoire selections will be announced from the stage. Attendees are encouraged to bring their flutes for participatory elements of the presentations!
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 is originally from Seattle (where he was a Horsfall winner) and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, where he performs with PROJECT Trio, an ensemble of genre-bending performers emerging from classical music roots.
More About PROJECT Trio
PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high energy chamber music ensemble comprising three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, New York: flutist Greg Pattillo, bassist Peter Seymour, and saxophonist Daniel Berkey.
Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Bursting onto the scene with their landmark videos, right out of the internet generation, PROJECT Trio is a musical experience defining a new level of entertainment! PROJECT Trio is a musical experience not to be missed...
Gramophone Magazine singled out 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 Trio was forged out of a collective desire to draw new and diverse audiences by performing high energy, top quality music. Using social media to broaden their reach beyond the concert stage and classroom, the Trio has its own YouTube channel, which has over 85 million views and 100,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.
Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. The genre-defying Trio is acclaimed by the press as “packed with musicianship, joy and surprise” and “exciting a new generation of listeners about the joys of classical and jazz music.”