On Saturday, March 28, the students, faculty and staff of Mercyhurst University are in for a treat, as Project Trio will be performing their sensational music on campus in two concerts that will wrap up their week-long artist-in-residency program in the Erie community.
For families, Project Trio is best known for their beat-boxing flautist, and with over 74-million views on YouTube and appearances on popular TV shows on Nickelodeon and MTV, Project Trio is instantly recognizable to students of all ages.
During the afternoon show dedicated to the families at 2 p.m., the Trio will present instrumental compositions bridging the gap between classical music and popular culture to expose and engage younger audiences.
In the evening, Project Trio will present a more traditional chamber concert showcasing their skills deserving of Gramophone Magazine’s acclaim that they are “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 style in between.”
The Wall Street Journal hailed the Trio for their “wide appeal, subversive humor and first-rate playing.”
Be sure to arrive early to the performances.
Before the 2 p.m. show, The Mercy Center for the Arts will be in the lobby with hands-on activities for children of all ages, accompanied by a caricature artist, and before both shows, the Photographic Art Society of NWPA will transform the lobby into an art gallery for the audiences memebers’ viewing pleasure.
Both performances, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., will be held in Walker Recital Hall.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, and $10 for youth/students.