Time for Three: Category-Defying String Trio Performs Live in Portland
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Celebrate the heroism of motherhood with this special Mother's Day concert from the Portland Youth Philharmonic. Often cited as the beginning of the romantic period in music, Beethoven's third symphony, also known as Eroica, is one of the milestone works in classical music. Inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, Beethoven set out to musically explore -- on the grandest of scales -- what makes a hero. PYP is the oldest youth orchestra in the country and is comprised of talented local musicians age 7-22. The ensemble performs around the globe and is renowned for its programs fostering music education in Portland-area schools. 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.