Incredible, right?? Last night Greg Pattillo (the flutist here) and his band, the PROJECT Trio performed at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee’s Recital Hall, a performance set up by Professor of Flute, Caen Thomason-Redus. A brilliant move on Caen’s part, as it’s very rare to see a guest flutist performance bring in such a big audience. The show felt like more of a late-night jazz concert, incredibly executed by the three musicians, all who were classically trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music, once upon a time. The three guys, Greg Pattillo on flute, Eric Stephenson on cello, and bassist Peter Seymour bring an energetic and unique performance to the table, with jazz-esque renditions of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. PROJECT covers all styles of music, from classical to jazz, and salsa to bluegrass, “projecizing” each tune to make it their own. And they do it so well, sometimes you can’t believe you’re only hearing three instruments. If you ever get a chance to see these guys, I highly recommend it. You won’t be disappointed. And teachers…they put on a great show for in-school performances, so check out the section on outreach on their website.
Hey everyone! I know, I know, where the heck have we been? Well we just moved to a new place in Milwaukee and it’s semi-stressful, but soon, soon, you’ll see lots of updates from us–especially the home improvement/design type. It’s very exciting, and we can’t wait to share.
In the meantime, The show last weekend with Wild Space went really well! Here are some reviews…maybe they will inspire you to check out our next show on January 15 & 16!
I’m more than pumped to be joining Wild Space Dance Company this fall. It’s exciting to have a performance outlet so soon after moving back up to Wisconsin. The company specializes in site-specific work, turning places ordinarily used for other things into dance venues.
The September 18-19 show is going to be held at Milwaukee’s Turner Hall, a familiar performance space for the group. The gymnastics gym and rock climbing wall in the basement of the hall will be transformed into a performance space, with dancers stationed at the various pieces of equipment, swinging, hanging, jumping, climbing. We’ll then head up to the historic ballroom for the main shebang.
If you’re in the Milwaukee area, come check it out! If the dance doesn’t bring you out, the pre-show Friday night fish-fry might!
Turner Hall Ballroom and Gymnasium
1034 N 4th Street, Milwaukee 8 PM September 18, 2009
7 PM and 9:30 PM September 19, 2009
Tickets: $40 (includes 6PM Friday fish fry and pre-show talk)
$25 premium seating (includes pre-show admission Saturday), $20 adults/$15 seniors & students.
Pre-performance talk with Bob Teske
(6PM Friday, 6:45PM & 9:15PM Saturday)
Physicality and dynamic, vertical movement abound as Wild Space Dance Company descends on Historic Turner Hall for a high energy, site-specific, season opening performance. Watch as dancers literally take flight from the lofty spaces of the historic Milwaukee landmark. A special, nightly pre-performance event will feature a talk by Bob Teske, Director of the Milwaukee County Historical Society.
Emma is a free-lance flutist and teacher in Pittsburgh, PA. Her dork-a-thon qualifications include: a BFA in dance, sewing, knitting, crafting, color guard, baking, yoga, herbal tea, home remedies, Oprah, writing, Tomb Raider, dessert, long walks, blues music, baskets, and bargain shopping.
Jason is a freelance tuba player and computer nerd living in Pittsburgh, PA. If that wasn't enough, his other dork-a-thon qualifications include: A degree in computer science, punk rock, t-shirts, photography, Google Reader, orange juice, opera, guitar, plaid shorts, flip-flops, shaving once a week, naps, Madden 2K8, southern cooking, Georgia Football, free food, graphic design, and Asian cultures.