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Time for Three

September 17, 2016 - 12:00 am to September 18, 2016 - 11:00 pm
Maryland Symphony Orchestra
27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
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Saturday September 17 2016 | 5:00 PM
Sunday September 18 2016 | 3:00 PM

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $15 - $65
Children: FREE


Elizabeth Schulze, conductor
Time for Three
            Nick Kendall, violin
            Charles Yang, violin
            Ranaan Meyer, double bass
            with special guest Matthew Scarano, drums

Musical Program:

Brubeck: Travels in Time for Three
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

The 2016/17 Season kicks off with the world’s first classically-trained garage band, Time for Three, returning to the Maryland Theatre to perform music written by Grammy Award Winning Composer Chris Brubeck. Having performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to NFL games and the Indy 500, Nick, Charles and Ranaan bring their signature blend of bluegrass fiddling, jazz and pop into an exciting performance full of sound and energy.

“Travels in Time for Three” throws together Jazz, Gospel, Cajun, Funk, Rock, Classical, Tango, Celtic and Country. It is accessible but well crafted. According to Brubeck, “It's like seeing a cool movie in a theater with a big crowd, an energizing, collective cultural experience. A rare thing to relish in any segment of our society.”

A testament to his great skill as an orchestrator, the performance concludes with some of Tchaikovsky’s greatest melodies in his majestic Fifth Symphony. Paired with our "Classics & Crabs" Festival, this is a season opening experience you don't want to miss!

Arrive early for “Prelude,” an in-depth presentation about musical works to help make the most of your concert experience, starting one hour prior to each performance, free to all ticket holders.

*Note: The Sunday, September 18 concert does not include pre or post concert activities.

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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, composing and arranging, 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 Kennedy Center to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. Recent highlights included their Carnegie Hall debut, appearances with the Boston Pops, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a sell-out concert at the 2014 BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime time hit show Dancing with the Stars.

Tf3’s high-energy performances are free of conventional practices, drawing instead from the members’ differing musical backgrounds. The trio also performs its own arrangements of traditional repertoire and Ranaan Meyer provides original compositions to complement the trio’s offerings.

Time for Three recently released their debut Universal Music Classics album, Time for Three, which spent seven consecutive weeks in 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, co-commissioned 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. Time for Three premiered the first of these works, Elevation: Paradise, in Sun Valley in August, 2015.