OUT NOW | Time For Three Releases New Album: “Letters for the Future”


Time For Three (TF3) is a classically-trained genre-crossing string trio comprising violinist Nick Kendall, double-bassist Ranaan Meyer, and VC Artist violinist Charles Yang. All three share vocals of their performances, the latter being the lead vocalist.

Their newest album titled “Letters for the Future” options world premiere recordings of Jennifer Higdon’s 2007 Concerto 4-3 and Kevin Places’s newly written Contact — each recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Xian Zhang.

Commissioned for TF3 by a bunch of orchestras together with the San Francisco Symphony, Put’s Contact was impressed by the unknown. “The phrase ‘contact’ has gained new resonance throughout these years of isolation,” Places expressed within the press launch.

“It’s my hope that this concerto is likely to be heard as an expression of craving for this basic human want,” Places mentioned. “I’m deeply grateful to TF3 for his or her perception in my work and for the tireless collaborative spirit which allowed us to develop this showcase for his or her immense skills.”



Higdon’s Concerto 4–3 was commissioned for TF3 by the Philadelphia Orchestra (who gave its 2008 premiere), Pittsburgh Symphony, and Wheeling Symphony. TF3 has carried out the work since with dozens of different orchestras, together with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, led by Marin Alsop in Carnegie Corridor

“On the time that Higdon was commissioned for this challenge by a stellar orchestral consortium, we had been experimenting with numerous musical languages that had been outdoors the realm of historically classical canonical narratives, together with Americana folks traditions,” TF3 defined within the press launch

“As an increasing number of of the weather of that language started seeping into our musical model, we regarded to weave bluegrass into the material of a classical concerto. Higdon’s personal upbringing in Tennessee and her understanding of the musical traditions of the area really introduced this concept to actuality.”

“[This album] is our collective approach of journaling what is going on in music now, and sending it forth into the universe for the longer term,” TF3 wrote on Fb. “It’s positively daunting how one second like this, the large reveal, represents actually lots of of parts coming collectively in good sync.”

“Bringing this file into the world proper now’s humbling, purposeful, and extremely thrilling unexpectedly, and we hope it’ll imply as a lot to you because it does to us,” TF3 added. 

To hearken to and buy the album, click on right here.