The three members of Time for Three pose for a picture next to a large picture window. They are wearing suits and holding their instruments. They are bathed in a soft light.

Time for Three

7 p.m. Sunday, January 26, 2025 | Polsky Theatre

Tickets start at $25.
Season tickets on sale now. Individual shows on sale June 17.

Individual Tickets Season Tickets (Save 10-15% per show)

Pre-show talk with Dr. Paul Laird at 6 p.m.

Grammy- and Emmy-winning ensemble Time for Three (TF3) defies convention and boundaries by showcasing excellence across different genres, including classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter. Their unique sound captivates audiences, immersing them in a musical experience that merges various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music.

TF3’s longstanding history of collaboration with contemporary classical composers continues to thrive. The trio – Charles Yang (violin, vocals), Nicolas “Nick” Kendall (violin, vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass, vocals) – combines instruments and voices in a remarkable sound, establishing a distinct voice of expression that resonates with listeners worldwide.

They have worked closely with esteemed artists such as Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon. Their most recent commission, “Contact,” composed by Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts, premiered with the San Francisco Symphony and Philadelphia Orchestra in the summer of 2022. This extraordinary piece, alongside Jennifer Higdon’s Concerto 4-3, was released on Deutsche Grammophon under the album title, “Letters for the Future.” Conducted by Xian Zhang, the album’s exceptional quality propelled it onto the Billboard top 10 Classical Recordings charts. Additionally, it garnered a nomination for an Opus Klassik award and received a Grammy in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category.

Renowned for their charismatic and energetic performances, TF3 has garnered praise from respected outlets including NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Chicago Sun-Times. They have graced illustrious stages such as Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Royal Albert Hall, effortlessly adapting their inimitable and versatile style to intimate venues like Joe’s Pub in New York and Yoshi’s in San Francisco.

TF3 was featured on the acclaimed “Night of the Proms” tour, sharing stages with renowned artists like Chaka Khan and Ronan Keating across several European countries. Their collaborations span a diverse range of artists, including Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Bell, Aoife O’Donovan, Natasha Bedingfield, and Arlo Guthrie.

TF3’s exceptional talents have not only earned them a Grammy, but also secured them an Emmy for their concert special, “Time For Three In Concert,” produced by PBS. Their appetite for new experiences led them to collaborate with cellist and composer Ben Sollee, creating the soundtrack for the Focus Features film “Land,” directed by Robin Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2021. TF3 has teamed up with Grammy-winning songwriter Liz Rose and Grammy-winning producer Femke Weidema for new recordings released through Warner Music. They have also contributed to Summer Walker’s R&B hit, “Constant Bullsxxt,” showcasing their versatility across genres.

Time for Three’s artistic achievements, fueled by their relentless pursuit of musical excellence, have solidified their status as a remarkable ensemble. Their Grammy win and extraordinary collaborations speak to their unwavering dedication to pushing creative boundaries and captivating audiences with their exceptional talent.