The Music Institute of Chicago presents the boundary-shattering musical trio Time For Three, with its uncommon blend of instruments and vocals, Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The performance also will be available via livestream.
Time For Three—Charles Yang (violin/vocals), Nick Kendall (violin/vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass/vocals)—stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. A Time For Three performance combines various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music that fold in on themselves and emerge anew. Time for Three is renowned for its charismatic and energetic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Bell and have premiered original works by composers Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Higdon and William Bolcom. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist and composer Ben Sollee on the soundtrack to the new Focus Features film Land, directed by and starring Robin Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2021.
Coming up at Nichols Concert Hall:
– January 30: Chicago Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Robert Chen and Music Institute piano faculty Matthew Hagle perform Classical and Romantic masterpieces for violin and piano.
– March 12: A Tribute to Les Paul, sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation, features guitarist Russell Malone and vocal soloist and Music Institute Artist-in-Residence Tammy McCann, along with Tom Vaitsas on piano, Eric Hochberg on bass, and Sam Jewel on drums.
Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes mandated by the State of Illinois, CDC, or other applicable local authorities. To ensure the safety of all persons on site, the Music Institute of Chicago requires that, upon entry to an event, all visitors older than the age of 5 show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status OR a negative COVID PCR test processed within 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Visitors who have recently traveled internationally are not permitted in Nichols Concert Hall unless they show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken three to five days after returning to the United States. The Music Institute additionally requires all audience members ages 2 and up to wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of the event. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them. Anyone exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of the performance, including fever, shortness of breath, or coughing, should plan not to attend the event. Please note: All artists and staff on site are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks while on stage.
Time For Three performs Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. In-person tickets are $50 for VIP seating and $25 in advance,
available at nicholsconcerthall.org, and $30 at the door. Livestream access is $25, available at nicholsconcerthall.org. All programming is subject to change.
This concert is made possible, in part, by Lee Anne and Rich Stoddart.
The Nichols Concert Hall series is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and sponsorship from ITW.
Nichols Concert Hall
Noted architect Solon S. Beman designed the architecturally and acoustically magnificent First Church of Christ, Scientist, located at 1490 Chicago Avenue in Evanston, in 1912. In 2003, the building was sensitively restored to become Nichols Concert Hall, a state-of-the-art, 550-seat performance space and music education destination, easily accessible to numerous restaurants, on-street and metered parking, and the Davis Street CTA and Metra stations. The converted building, featuring a fully restored, 1914 E. M. Skinner pipe organ, received the Richard H. Driehaus Award for best adaptive use by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois. Each year Nichols Concert Hall reaches approximately 15,000 people and hosts a world-class chamber music series, workshops and master classes, student recitals, and special events.
Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago leads people toward a lifelong engagement with music through unparalleled teaching, exceptional performances, and valuable service initiatives that educate, inspire, and build strong, healthy communities. Since its founding in 1931, the Music Institute’s commitment to innovation, access, and excellence has served as an important community resource and helps to ensure music is available to everyone. Each year, the Music Institute provides personalized music instruction to more than 1,500 students, regardless of age, level of experience, or financial means, across eight Community Music School locations in Chicago, Downers Grove, Evanston, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, and Winnetka, as well as online. In addition, the Music Institute brings music education, arts curriculum integration, professional development, and music performance and engagement opportunities to thousands in the Chicago area; offers scholarship opportunities to students in its Community School and its Academy, a nationally recognized training center for highly gifted pre-college pianists and string players; and (pre-pandemic) welcomes more than 15,000 visitors annually for performances, master classes, and special events at Nichols Concert Hall.