The Music Institute of Chicago presents the boundary-shattering musical trio Time For Three, with its uncommon blend of instruments and vocals, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Ave. The performance will also be available via livestream.
Time For Three, which consists of Charles Yang on violin and vocals, Nick Kendall also on violin and vocals and Ranaan Meyer on double bass and vocals), stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop and classical music. A Time For Three performance combines various eras, styles and traditions of Western music that fold in on themselves and emerge anew.
Time for Three is renowned for its charismatic and energetic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall in New York City, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and The Royal Albert Hall in London. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Bell and have premiered original works by composers Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Higdon and William Bolcom. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist and composer Ben Sollee on the soundtrack to the new Focus Features film “Land,” directed by and starring Robin Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 31, 2021.