Christmas will never be the same!

Brooklyn-based PROJECT Trio brings the holiday spirit to the Bay Area, performing popular Christmas music along with some of their genre-defying repertoires.

Combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars, PROJECT Trio is breaking down traditional ideas of chamber music. Met at the Cleveland Institute of Music, flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and double bassist Peter Seymour have been 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.”

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.”

DECEMBER 11, 2016 | 3PM

Visual & Performing Arts Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014


Charlie Brown Christmas
The Nutcracker
Hanukah o Hanukah
Silent Night

& much more !


Highlights of the Trio’s 2015-16 season include the world premiere of a new concerto composed by Adam Schoenberg and commissioned by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Iris Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, and the Charleston Symphony and international tours to Israel and Europe. The Trio will also perform and lead workshops in schools, universities, festivals and other venues throughout the United States.

Performing over 70 concerts a year, they made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2010. Recent performance highlights include appearances and collaborations with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, Saint Louis and New Jersey Symphonies, the Britt Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival and the Chicago Sinfonietta. Their international tours have included concerts in France, Germany, Austria, Canada, Australia and Hong Kong. In May 2013, the Trio completed a landmark tour of the former Soviet Union sponsored by the US Department of State.

The Trio is dedicated to arts education, teaching the art and joy of jamming on classical instruments and opening minds to what instruments can do. Engaging younger audiences, PROJECT Trio has performed and led workshops for over 350,000 students on four continents and is instantly recognizable to students of all ages as a result of their YouTube following and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV. With specialized curricula for age groups from elementary students through college, their educational programs are adapted to meet the National Standards for Music Education. In the summer, the group runs a camp focusing on improvisation and chamber music. The camp has been held in New York City and Michigan.

Part of Captivate Artists’ Experience Series.