ProMusica’s Gala Features Classically-Trained “Garage Band”

Time for Three, or tf3 for short, will be performing with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening in what should prove to be hot evening of music.

The self-described “classically-trained garage band” opens their bag of tricks at 8 pm in the Southern Theater as ProMusica closes it’s season with a bang.

It is difficult to put into words what they do, so I will allow them to describes themselves. Time for Three – Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass – defies traditional classification.

Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, they have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. Their hit YouTube anti-bullying video Stronger, featured on CNN and the Huffington Post, has inspired students around the globe.

They stopped by Classical 101 to play a selection of their music including Mumford & Sons’ Little Lion Man, Hallelujah and Thunderstomp.

It all started in fun at Curtis Institute as violinists Zach DePue and Nick Kendall discovered a mutual love of playing in the country western and bluegrass styles.  double bassist Ranaan Meyer brought a love of improv and jazz to the mix.  Their talent went public one night during in the middle of a Philadelphia Orchestra performance when the auditorium suffered a power outage on stage.  Zach and Ranann, who were in the orchestra, decided to help fill the void by stepping to the front of the stage and entertaining concert-goers while technicians dashed about trying to find the problem.  That sealed it.

Time for Three invades Columbus with ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Friday evening at 8:00 pm.  It is a performance not to be missed!

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