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Genre-defying PROJECT Trio plays the Liberty Theatre

Group will hold student workshop before Jan. 4 show

Published on December 28, 2017 10:35AM


Courtesy Liberty Theatre


ASTORIA — The Liberty Theatre Classical Series presents PROJECT Trio 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4. General admission is $25.

The program includes Johannes Brahms (“Hungarian Dance No. 5”), Aequinha de Abreu (“Tico Tico”), Charlie Parker (“Yardbird Suite”), J.S. Bach/Jethro Tull (“Bourrée”), a retelling of Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, and lots of original music — from classical to jazz to hiphop to salsa and everything in between!

PROJECT Trio will be holding a workshop for students at the theater prior to their performance. The students will then be able to attend the concert for free.

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.”

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 80 million views and 100,000 subscribers, making PROJECT Trio one of the most watched instrumental ensembles on the internet.

The group was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR Music’s series, Heavy Rotation, where hosts around the country share a favorite new song. They selected “Sweet Pea,” from PROJECT’s 2012 Random Roads Collection album, as “one of the best new tunes out there.”

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.

The Liberty Theatre is located at 1203 Commercial St.


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