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Time for Three – violinist Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – defy traditional genre classification happily and infectiously, with an uncommon mix of virtuosity, creativity and showmanship. The American trio who thrive on originality will release their Universal Music Classics self-titled debut. The album showcases not only the trio's melody-rich string weave but also its unique flair for collaboration. It was these compelling qualities that led Universal Music Classics to sign the trio as their first U.S. act to their newly branded label. Time For Three features tracks co-produced by Rob Moose from Bon Iver and Grammy-winning producer David Lai, and memorable pairings with pop singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, jazz saxophone icon Branford Marsalis, Decca's young cello star Alisa Weilerstein, ukulele ace Jake Shimabukuro, and folk-pop sister duo Lily & Madeleine.
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Honeywell Arts Academy - Artistic Director; Ranaan Meyer interviews with The Violin Channel
The Honeywell Arts Academy will launch in June of 2021 with three separate programs for double-bassists, pianists, and instrumentalists. The Violin Channel recently caught up with Ranaan Meyer, artistic director of the Honeywell Arts Academy. Here';s some Q&A Tell us about the Honeywell Arts Academy? When was it founded and what is its main mission? Auditions are happening now for t...
Time For Three performs 'Deana' and 'Stand By Me' on WGN: Chicago
Join Dean Richards today; Sunday April 7 for a jam-packed exciting show on WGN: Chicago. First, Time For Three, performs two songs in-studio, that are sure to entice any music lover. With Nick Kendall and Charles Yang on Violin and Ranaan Meyer on the Double Bass; they are truly a unique performance. Then, Dean checks in with listeners, to hear your favorite movies that you can watch at anytime. Finally,...
The Meyers commemorate LD centenary and CD death at Maurice River Music Salon / New Jersey Stage
Pianist Norma Meyer, with renowned bassist Ranaan Meyer as special guest artist, will be the featured performers at Maurice River Music's next salon concert-the final salon concert of the 2017-18 season-on Sunday, April 15. The program will commemorate the centenary of Leonard Bernstein's birth and of Claude Debussy's death. Meyer will perform early, rarely heard piano music by Bernstein: selections...
Time for Three participate in music outreach with SC high schools / Aiken Standard
After Charles Yang, a violinisit for Time for Three, asked Aiken County music students how many were in orchestra, band or choir, hands went up in succession across the Midland Valley High auditorium. "All right, that was actually kind of like a wave you guys just did," Yang said."Let's do it again. I wish you guys could see it. It's amazing." Combining current Broadway tunes, classical melod...
RSO celebrates New Year's Eve with Time for Three / bctv
Transcending multiple musical categories, string trio Time for Three, featuring local favorite Curtis alum Nick Kendall (violin) together with Charles Yang (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass), join the Reading Symphony Orchestra for a special New Year's Eve performance on Sunday, December 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. Time for Three blends elements of classical, c...
Time for Three set for Cooperstown Summer Music Festival / BroadwayWorld
From ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" to Carnegie Hall, audiences have been delighted by the high-energy virtuosity of Time for Three. The trio will offer a blend of jazz, folk, classical, and pop in a concert at the Cooperstown Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 20 at 7:30 pm at the Otesaga Hotel. Time for Three - Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass ...
One last Time for Three with Sun Valley Summer Symphony / Idaho Mountain Express
Time for Three's high-energy compositions include rearrangements of classic rock songs and original tunes that stretch traditional notions of what classical string music sounds like. The trio is ending a three-year residency with Sun Valley Summer Symphony this year. In 2015 and 2016, genre-bending string trio Time for Three debuted original compositions commissioned from them by the Sun Valley Summer Sy...
Time for Three play Transylvania U / The Rambler
The string trio Time for Three (Violinist Charles Yang, double-bassist Ranaan Meyer and violinist Nick Kendall) brought high energy, lots of personality and a touch of sadness to their highly anticipated in Haggin auditorium concert on Tuesday evening. The group joked about their morose song choice before entering into a mashup of The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" and Mozart's "Lacrimosa," which unexpectedly ...
Time for Three pleases WV Symphony crowd / West Virginia Gazette-Mail review
When Time for Three, violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicholas Kendall and double bassist Ranaan Meyer, burst on the scene in the early 2000's, it was an outlandish concept. The two violins, set high in the range, are separated sonically from the rumbling depths of the double bass' range. String ensembles have tended to have the cello and/or viola included to bridge that gap. Except the bass, with its long ...
Final Zach De Pue performance on PBS: tf3 'In Concert ' w/ Indianapolis Symphony / WOSU
Time for Three ( Zach De Pue, Nick Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer ) played Columbus two years ago at the season-ending soiree of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Since then, their reputation and legend has done nothing but grow. A review in the Wall Street Journal stated, "When the three musicians get together, the resulting mash-up is often equal parts spontaneity and virtuosic precision." For the 15 y...
After 15 years together - Time for Three gets new violinist Nikki Chooi
After 15 years together Time for Three's one-of-a-kind violinist and colleague - Zach DePue is leaving the group to dedicate himself full time as concertmaster of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, an innovative and extraordinary organization. Time for Three, the flexible, inventive band which all of you have come to know and love carries on introducing Zach's successor, an...
Time for Three plays Austin Chamber Music Festival / KMFA Radio
The trio consists of violinist Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer, calling themselves Time for Three (Tf3). The group "defies traditional genre classification, happily and infectiously." Derived of fellow students from Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, the trio performs music from Bach to the Beatles and beyond "with an uncommon mix of virtuosi...
Louisville Orchestra Closes 2014-15 Season With 'Time For Three'
The Louisville Orchestra concludes its 2014-2015 season this week featuring Time for Three, John Williams' The Cowboys overture and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5, Op. 67. Violinists Zachary DePue and Nicholas Kendall, and bassist Ranaan Meyer, collectively known as Time for Three, gave an electric performance of their signature arrangements that are filled with improvisation and jams. With no shortage o...
Ranaan Meyer instructs Utah's Spanish Fork Junior High Orchestra / Daily Herald
Spanish Fork Junior High School's combined orchestra was paid a special visit by renowned bassist Ranaan Meyer for a practice session at Spanish Fork High School on Friday. The school was selected for Meyer's "The World That We All Deserve Through Music" program, which sees Meyer travel to various school to help inspire the students to excel in music. "Once they met him and saw how energetic ...
Time for Three: new album, documentary and mashup / NUVO
Time for Three arrived here in 2008, an unknown entity except for violinist Zach DePue, whom we already knew as the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster. It didn't take long for a new audience - enthralled by the threesome's charisma, chemistry and chutzpah? - to start flocking to their shows, particularly the Happy Hour nights when they were billed as headliner. DePue's shy, quiet...
Time for Three's self-titled album / Clevelandclassical.com review
In this day and age it's not unusual for classically-trained musicians to experiment with and perform music of seemingly unrelated genres. And it's always interesting to hear how they go about incorporating their classical sensibilities into the works of bands like the Beatles or into bluegrass tunes like "Orange Blossom Special". With their 2009 release, Three Fervent Travelers, the Curtis Institute...
Time for Three chats with CPR about new self-titled album
Time For Three's new, self-titled album finds the trio playing its classical-folk hybrid collaborating with musicians like saxophonist Branford Marsalis and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Violinists Nick Kendall and Zack De Pue and bassist Ranaan Meyer give the group an eclectic sound. For example, on one track they mix Bach with folk singer-songwriter Bon Iver. The results are sometimes hard to desc...
Time for Three's self-titled album / WGTE interview
Crossover string trio Time for Three (Zach De Pue, Ranaan Meyer, and Nick Kendall) joins us for a conversation about their latest album, which features their own mash-ups and arrangements of popular contemporary music as well as performances by guest musicians. Listen to the interview on Toledo, Ohio: WGTE....
Time for Three plays live in-studio for Classical KING: Second inversion
Time for Three stopped by the Classical KING: Second Inversion studios on Wednesday, August 13th to play a few tunes from their self titled release. Listen to Time for Three's in-studio performance for Seattle's Classical KING: Second Inversion...
Time for Three's self-titled album / Classical King: Second Inversion 'Album of the Week'
Time for Three (a.k.a. TF3) totally nails the concept of "Rethink Classical." The members of this genre-defying trio (Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass) were trained at the Curtis Institute of Music and undoubtedly have incredible classical chops. Their fluency and natural ability to play arrangements of The Beatles, Kanye West, and K...
Time for Three interview with KBAQ's - Heart of the Arts:
Fourteen years ago, a trio of musicians met at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute for Music. Their group later became Time for Three: violinists Zach De Pue and Nick Kendall, and double bassist Ranaan Meyer. Featuring guest artists like cellist Alisa Weilerstein and ukulelist Jake Shimabukuro, Time for Three's latest self-titled album pushes the boundaries of classical music. K-Bach - Tempe AZ Ste...
Time for Three - Vocalise is the KDFC: Download Of the Week
Each week KDFC: San Francisco members can download a free mp3 from some of the biggest releases in the world of Classical music. Time for Three defies traditional classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, they have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games a...
Time for Three's self-titled album / KUAF: Of Note interview
Genre defying string trio Time For Three has a new release that swings from string arrangements of J. S. Bach to the Beatles to original compositions. Katy Henriksen talks to the trio all about why they love coming to Northwest Arkansas and about the new self-titled release. Listen to the interview on KUAF: Fayetteville 'Of Note.'...
Time for Three's self-titled album / San Francisco Classical Voice interview
The Best Classical Crossover Album Grammy went extinct before Time for Three had a chance to qualify for it, but the three handsome, high-energy former Curtis Institute students might easily pose as the poster boys for the genre. Their recordings have topped the Billboard Crossover Charts, and they'll be showcasing their new eponymous debut on Universal Music Classics in a performance at Yoshi's ...
Time for Three's self-titled album / SFGate interview
"We're classically trained, but we're not saying we're a classical group at all. We're a 'new music' group" or a garage band that happens to play traditional instruments, Kendall has said. The group's second studio album, Time for Three, gives a good overview of the Tf3 musical concept: In addition to four originals, there's a Lennon-McCartney classic ("Norwegian ...
Time for Three interview on KDFC - State Of the Arts
Time for Three, The trio Time for Three is made up of a pair of violinists and a double bassist (Zachary DePue, Nicolas Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer) who met when they were studying at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. What began as a bit of spontaneous 'jamming' in various styles has led to a successful career for the group as artists-in-residence with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchest...
Time for Three's self-titled album / The New York Times: Artsbeat review
There's a bit of everything on this self-titled album by the string trio made up of the violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall and the double-bassist Ranaan Meyer, but what stays with you is the sense of fun and deep love for music of all stripes. There's the toe-tapping "Banjo Love," followed by an arrangement of Bach's solo-violin Chaconne. "Norwegian Wood" starts out sounding like Schubert befo...
Time for Three to play Philadelphia's World Cafe Live / Philly.com interview
Older but hopefully not too terribly wiser, Time for Three has landed. Fourteen years since its casual beginnings at the Curtis Institute, the string trio now has the major recording deal of its dreams, and (the members hope) the kind of support that knows how to showcase a classically trained bluegrassy trio with ever-evolving taste for musical fusion. Perhaps the most dramatic ...
Time for Three's self-titled album featured on MPR: New Classical Tracks
You know what they say: "Timing is everything." The acoustic trio Time for Three couldn't agree more. Like when they made headlines recently after being denied access to a U.S. Airways flight due to their instruments. That turned out to be a good thing. Double-bassist Ranaan Meyer says they sort of have this Time for Three good fortune, and things just seem to work out. "We're just about to have ...
All strings considered by Time for Three / Chicago Sun-Times
When Time for Three was established 14 years ago, the classical establishment's reception was sometimes chilly, because the imaginative, cross-genre ensemble hardly conforms to traditional notions of a string trio. Performing distinctive takes on tunes by everyone from the Beatles to rapper Kanye West as well as their own original material, the group's two violinists and double-bassist look and a...
Time for Three twists classical roots into genre-smashing music / Chicago on the aisle article
The term "crossover" just doesn't seem adequate for the super-eclectic, albeit classically rooted, string trio Time for Three, which makes its debut at Chicago's City Winery on July 7. A different word is needed for the creative adventures and mash-ups that fire the collective imagination of violinists Nicolas Kendall and Zachary De Pue, and bassist Ranaan Meyer. If there's any road these youthful musica...
Time for Three's 'Vocalise' and 'Banjo Love' is WFMT New Release Of the Week
Time for Three – violinist Zachary De Pue, violinist Nicolas Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – defy traditional genre classification, with an uncommon mix of virtuosity, creativity and showmanship. Their new self-titled album showcases not only the trio's melody-rich string sound but also its unique flair for collaboration. Their new Universal Music Classics release is the WFMT - Chic...
Time For Three stops by WBEZ: Chicago - The Morning Shift to promote City Winery show
Time for Three – violinist Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violinist Nicolas (Nick) Kendall and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer – defy classification with an uncommon mix of virtuosity, creativity and showmanship. The American trio who thrive on originality have just released their Universal Music Classics self-titled debut on June 24, 2014. Performing music from Bach and Brahms ...
Time for Three interview with Houston Public Media
Nick Kendall, violin, Zach De Pue, violin, and Ranaan Meyer, double bass, met while students at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. They formed Time for Three (or Tf3) some 14 years ago and, since then, have forged a reputation for crossing many, many musical boundaries. Although classically-trained, the string trio performs music "from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of Th...
Time for Three. Ready for Bach or Kanye / Houston Chronicle review
The three young string players are graduates of a top U.S. conservatory, and one is the first-chair violinist of a major orchestra. Yet their group, Time for Three, is as ready to play songs by Leonard Cohen or Kanye West as classics by J.S. Bach or Johannes Brahms. "We pull from the literature of the composers we know so well, but we're also embodying the vast musical experiences we grew up having a...
Violinist.com interviews Nick Kendall from Time for Three
Caeli Smith for Violinist.com interviews violinist Nick Kendall of Time for Three about their new self-titled album, and Nick offers some precious advice for young musicians looking to expand their musical palette and attract an audience. Watch the full Violinist.com interview....