John Grillo from ClassicalMusicNews.tv recently wrote a post about Ranaan Meyer’s trio Time for Three and their upcoming premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3 with the Philadelphia Orchestra. We’ve profiled Time for Three several times on DBB.org, including two full-length Contrabass Conversations audio episodes.
A very exciting musical event is on the horizon in the City of Brotherly Love. The Philadelphia based string trio Time for Three has a world premier on the tip of their fingers. Starting on January 10th, they will be performing a brand new work written especially for them with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The piece is called Concerto 4-3- for string trio and orchestra and it is composed by Philadelphia’s own Jennifer Higdon. Maestro Christoph Eschenbach will be conducting.
Time for Three is an exciting, groundbreaking group of three suberb musicians. The make up of the group is 2 violinists and one double bass. Zachary De Pue and Nick Kendall rock the violin, while my dear friend Ranaan Meyer is the mighty and gregarious bass player. These three formidable artists met and formed at the Curtis Institute of Music.
I think that this trio is awesome, and I’ve written about them many times in the past on this blog. It’s great to see their star continue to rise. Performances of new pieces from a highly regarded contemporary composer with one of the best orchestras in the country? Sounds good to me!