Time for Three

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Time for Three

Our season opens with the dynamic group, Time for Three. This string trio refers to itself as a “classically trained garage band” and formed when the members were fellow students at the Curtis Institute of Music. Their eclectic musical tastes range from Bach and Brahms to bluegrass, rock and jazz. In their 13th year of performing, the group is just as comfortable performing at Carnegie Hall as they are in jazz clubs or even at an NFL game, the Indianapolis 500, or ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. Their chart-topping albums feature collaborations with artists such as Hawai‘i ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, cellist Alisa Weilerstein, and jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

Time for Three – violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violinist Charles Yang and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – is a group that defies any traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously. With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, the American trio performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, giving world-premieres by Pulitzer Prize-winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon as well as playing originals and their own arrangements of everything from bluegrass and folk tunes to ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and more.

Time for Three, or Tf3 for short, has performed from Carnegie Hall and the famed jazz club Yoshi’s in San Francisco to European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. The group’s hit YouTube bullying-prevention video, “Stronger,” has inspired students across the globe, eliciting features on CNN and the Huffington Post. Since 2009, Tf3 has held a hugely successful residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, helping to expand the orchestra’s audience with innovative outreach. The latest milestone for Tf3 was June 24, 2014, with the release of their debut on UMC, Time for Three. The new album, with tracks co-produced by Bon Iver’s Rob Moose, showcases not only the trio’s melody-rich string weave but also its uncommon flair for collaboration, with the group teaming with pop singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, jazz saxophone icon Branford Marsalis, Decca cello star Alisa Weilerstein and ukulele ace Jake Shimabukuro, among others.

Have a look at their videos below and you will see the blend of high-level artistry and energy Tf3 brings to their performances.

Tues, Sept. 27,  2016
7:30 p.m.
Orvis Auditorium
University of Hawaii-Manoa
2411 Dole St.
Honolulu, HI 96822


$45 General Admission
$20 Students

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