Boston Conservatory Orchestra performs works by Debussy, Higdon, and Scriabin, featuring guest artists Time for Three.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 36
HIGDON: “Fanfare Ritmico”
HIGDON: Concerto 4-3—featuring Time for Three members Nick Kendall (violin), Charles Yang, (violin), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass)
2:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.: Pre-concert lecture with Elizabeth Seitz
3:00 p.m.: Concert
Conducted by Bruce Hangen
Time for Three joins Boston Conservatory at Berklee as part of the institution's 2018–2019 Kunkemeuller Artist-in-Residence program.
About Time for Three
The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members—Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass—carry a passion for improvisation, composition, and arrangements, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.
To date, the group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series, to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to residencies at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany.
Recent highlights include Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne and Sydney symphony orchestras, sold-out concerts with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime-time hit show Dancing with the Stars. Time for Three traveled throughout Europe as a highlight act of the 2016 NOTP (Night of the Proms) tour.
In 2014, Tf3 released their debut Universal Music Classics album, Time for Three, which spent seven consecutive weeks at the Top 10 of Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart. The ensemble has also embarked on major commissioning programs to expand its unique repertoire for symphony orchestras, including Concerto 4-3, written by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Jennifer Higdon; Travels in Time for Three by Chris Brubeck in 2010, cocommissioned by the Boston Pops, the Youngstown Symphony, and eight other orchestras; and Games and Challenges by William Bolcom, commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony. Their latest project, a three-year residency with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, includes commissions for three new works. Tf3 premiered the first of these works, Elevation: Paradise, in Sun Valley in August 2015 and the second, Free Souls, in July 2016.
On March 25, 2016, PBS premiered the Emmy Award–winning show Time for Three in Concert nationwide. Time for Three in Concert is an hour-long program, created in collaboration with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Universal Music Classics, and WFYI Public Media, that brings together diverse artists and unique arrangements to create a one-of-a-kind concert experience.