Time for Three, the world’s first classically-trained garage band, defies traditional classification, performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. They have played everywhere from Carnegie Hall to jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games, and the Indy 500.
Comprised of Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass, the trio played together for fun while students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. De Pue and Kendall discovered their mutual love of fiddling in the country western and bluegrass styles. Then Meyer introduced them to his deep roots in jazz and improvisation. After considerable experimentation, the three officially formed Time for Three, evolving into a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries.
To date, the group has performed over a thousand engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco; from residencies at the Kennedy Center to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany; and continues in a highly successful residency with the Indianapolis Symphony. Time for Three has been seen and heard frequently on various television and radio broadcasts throughout the country, including numerous appearances on Public Television and NPR. They performed a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR in 2013 and were featured in a documentary film about Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square directed by Robert Downey, Sr. in 2005. They also recorded the soundtrack to the History Channel’s 2007 production, The Spanish-American War. They make their Cabrillo Festival debut on Saturday, August 2, in Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3.
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