Musical E-Motion

Musical E-Motion: Featuring Time for Three

Saturday, November 18, 2023 | 7:30pm

Sunday, November 19, 2023 | 3:00pm

Concert Duration: Approximately 90 minutes

The Granada Theatre

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This is a symphonic journey that will transport you through time and space! The infectious high-energy artistry of Grammy®-winning string trio Time for Three will have you on the edge of your seat with Contact, a triple concerto that explores the human experience, from acclaimed American composer Kevin Puts. Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances keeps the energy pulsating with its powerful & energetic rhythms. The pace mellows as the journey concludes with Georges Bizet’s L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 evoking the sights and sounds of rural France and Ravel’s haunting La Valse.

The Artists

Nir Kabaretti, Conductor

Time for Three

  • Nicolas “Nick” Kendall, Violin and Vocals
  • Charles Yang, Violin and Vocals
  • Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass and Vocals

Repertoire

Kevin Puts | Contact

Alexander Borodin | Polovtsian Dances

Georges Bizet | L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2 

Maurice Ravel | La Valse

Time for Three—(left to right) Ranaan Meyer, double bass & vocals; Charles Yang, violin & vocals; Nicolas "Nick" Kendall, violin & vocals.

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter. To experience Time For Three (TF3) live is to hear the various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Bonded by an uncommon blend of their instruments fused together with their voices, Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals), have found a unique voice of expression to share with the world.

Earning praise from NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and the Chicago Sun-Times to name a few, the band has become renowned for their charismatic and energetic performances. Having graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall, their inimitable and mutable style fits equally well in an intimate club setting, like Joe’s Pub in New York, or Yoshi’s in San Francisco. In 2016, Time For Three was featured on the famed “Night of the Proms” tour, sharing the stage with such artists as Chaka Khan and Ronan Keating, playing arenas throughout several European countries. The trio has collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Aoife O’Donovan, Natasha Bedingfield, and Arlo Guthrie. 

They’ve appeared on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and won an Emmy for “Time For Three In Concert,” produced by PBS. Yet for all their accolades and diverse experiences, the irrepressible band constantly hungers for new ones. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist and composer Ben Sollee to put together the soundtrack to the new Focus Features’ film Land, starring and directed by Robin Wright. The film first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2021. With a collection of new songs, the band has teamed up with GRAMMY-winning songwriter Liz Rose and GRAMMY-winning producer Femke Weidema for new recordings released through Warner Music. In addition, they have recently produced and performed on Summer Walker’s R&B hit last fall, Constant Bullsxxt. 

Time for Three has a long-standing history of working with contemporary classical composers, such as Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon. Time for Three’s most recent commission, Contact by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts premiered with the San Francisco Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra in the summer of 2022.  This piece, along with Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3 was released on June 10th, 2022 on Deutsche Grammophon. The album, entitled Letters for the Future, was recorded with The Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Xian Zhang, and has been on Billboard’s Top 10 Classical Recordings charts and won a GRAMMY in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category.

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Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony’s
World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.
Conducted by The Santa Barbara Symphony's World Renowned Conductor

Nir Kabaretti

Nir Kabaretti has worked with some of the world’s most sought-after musicians. Some of his most well-known collaborators include Lang Lang, Placido Domingo, Joyce Di Donato, Angel Joy Blue, Vadim Repin, Gilles Apap, Hélène Grimaud, and André Watts.

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to our 2023/24 season donors and the sponsors making
this event possible!

Concert
Sponsors
Principal Concert Sponsor
-- Montecito Bank & Trust--
Artist Sponsors
-- Barbara Ann Clark --
Selection Sponsor
-- Karen Drown & John Trotti --
-- Chris Lancashire --

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Sarah & Roger Chrisman

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