Self-described “classically trained garage band” Time for Three will bring its unique musical style to the WVU Creative Arts Center Sept. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and CAC box offices, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000.
Time for Three (Tf3 for short) transcends traditional classification. Classically trained at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music, Tf3 boasts a varied repertoire of music that includes classical, country-western, gypsy, jazz and the occasional hip-hop riff. The members—Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass—have a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble’s performances. The group’s high-energy performances are free of conventional practices, drawing instead from the members’ differing musical backgrounds.
Tf3 can be heard frequently on National Public Radio and recorded the soundtrack to The History Channel production “The Spanish-American War.” The group’s first album, “Three Fervent Travelers,” debuted in the top 10 on Billboard, Amazon and iTunes. Tf3 is currently the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Ensemble in Residence and have performed at the Kennedy Center, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany, Carnegie Hall and even opened for They Might Be Giants at Philadelphia’s Penn’s Landing. Audiences can expect adaptations of pieces by Bill Monroe; Charlie Rouse; Leonard Cohen; and Lennon and McCartney—all in the intimacy of the Creative Arts Center. The Denver Post said, “Tf3 magically converge the tried, the true and the new.”
Tickets range from $33 to $38, depending on seat location. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Mountainlair and Creative Arts Center box offices. Tickets may also be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 304-293-SHOW and 800-745-3000. WVU students may purchase discounted tickets for $28 with a valid WVU ID at the campus box offices and at 304-293-SHOW (one discounted ticket per I.D.).
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CONTACT: David Ryan; WVU Arts & Entertainment