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HORSHAM (April 5, 2014) — Due to a power outage that delayed the start of a Philadelphia Orchestra concert in 2003, three musicians were able to play in near darkness. Violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer improvised a jam session with tunes such as “Ragtime Annie” and “Orange Blossom Special” for an audience of 5,000 that made the trio an overnight sensation, who call themselves Time for Three. On Sunday, April 13, 2014, the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation is pleased to welcome Time for Three — Tf3 — the first classically trained “garage band.” The trio of Curtis Institute of Music alumni performs a wide array of music with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz. The program will be held on Sunday, April 13 at 6:30pm at the Hatboro-Horsham High School, 899 Horsham Road in Horsham.

Admission to the 6:30 presentation on April 13 is $20; there is no charge for students. Seating is general admission. The following day, on Monday, April 14, Time for Three will present a special performance at a school assembly for a group of Keith Valley Middle School students (not open to the public – but the media is welcome to cover).

“We are incredibly fortunate to bring this talented trio back to Horsham for a third performance ,” said Nancy DeLucia, Executive Director, Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation. They made their first appearance in Horsham in 2006 when the strings program was introduced to the elementary schools. They returned in 2008. “During their previous concerts, Time for Three wowed the audience with their innovative music and their fun-loving personalities. It was as much fun watching them work together as listening to their music.”

The Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation provides inspiring programs like these to enhance the educational experience of all students as well as the community.

 

About Time for Three

A young, dynamic trio of classically trained string musicians, Time for Three transcends traditional performance genres. In concert, a blue-grass standard like Orange Blossom Special may be followed by a gypsy-tinged Csardas. Tf3 is equally comfortable offering their own arrangements of shorter classical works and popular hits, whether Brahms or the Beatles. They continue to write and arrange all manner of music, and have begun a major commissioning program to expand their unique repertoire for both symphony orchestras and concert series.

Graduates of Philadelphia’s venerable Curtis Institute of Music, Tf3’s members, in their early thirties, have performed with many of the world’s preeminent conductors and orchestras. Playing 120 concerts each year, Tf3 continues to win over widely diverse audiences across America, including through their enthusiastically received school and community outreach programs, which they view as a central part of their mission.

For additional information about this event, including ticket purchasing, visit www.HHEF.org.

 

About the Hatboro-Horsham Educational Foundation

HHEF (www.hhef.org) is a nonprofit organization that provides funding for programs that enhance the learning experience of our students and engage the community at large.

Editors’ note: If you are interested in covering either of these events, contact Lisa Bailey at 215-872-5846 or lisabroidabailey@gmail.com.