Time for Three: Category-Defying String Trio Performs Live in Portland
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Maestro Yaacov Bergman strives to offer a fresh take each year on Handel's monumental celebration of faith and the human experience, while honoring its stirring spiritual message -- since for many, the holidays haven't begun until they hear the Hallelujah chorus. For 2013, Bergman and the Portland Chamber Orchestra welcome four soloists and the acclaimed singers of Portland's Choral Arts Ensemble, a 37-member vocal group now in its 45th season. Featured performers are soprano Anne McKee Reed, mezzo soprano Angela Niederloh, tenor Brian Tierney and baritone Anton Belov. Learn More
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Time for Three
Ranaan Meyer — double bass
Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall — violins
The groundbreaking, category-shattering Time for Three transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz idioms, forming a blend all its own.
What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, or Tf3 for short — a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall first discovered their mutual love of fiddling in the country western and bluegrass styles. Bassist Ranaan Meyer then introduced them to his deep roots in jazz and improvisation. After considerable experimentation, the three officially formed Tf3.
To date, the group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists with The Philadelphia Orchestra to opening for k.d. lang. Tf3 has performed on many of the nation's impressive stages, including the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Joe's Pub in New York. They have performed their own original works with over 60 orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia under Christoph Eschenbach; the Cleveland Pops in Severance Hall and at the Blossom Festival; the San Francisco Symphony; the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit; the Indianapolis Symphony; the New World Symphony conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, among others.
About the Ticket Supplier: Friends of Chamber Music
Friends of Chamber Music, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to presenting the highest quality chamber ensembles in concert, and providing educational outreach to further chamber music in our community. Friends of Chamber Music (FOCM) is honored with the distinction of being the longest non-interrupted chamber music series in Oregon and one of the longest running in the country.