Anderson & Roe Piano Duo
and Time for Three
Two plus three adds up to a high five! Anderson & Roe, everyone's favorite piano twosome (in demand around the world for their flawless technique and irresistible personalities) share the bill with sensational crossover strings trio Time for Three for an evening under the stars that takes us all the way from classical to jazz to bluegrass. Don't miss the high-energy return of "rock star" violinist and vocalist Charles Yang, playing along supremely talented Nick Kendall and Ranaan Meyer. Charles is the newest member of Time for Three, and one of the Festival's most popular performers ever.
About the Artists
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and notorious music videos, GREG ANDERSON and ELIZABETH JOY ROE are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicans” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force around the world. Their recent albums on the Steinway Label (When Words Fade, An Amadeus Affair, and The Art of Bach) were released to critical acclaim and have spent dozens of weeks at the top of the Billboard Classical Charts, while their Emmynominated, self-produced music videos have been viewed by millions on YouTube and at international film festivals. Since forming their dynamic musical partnership in 2002 as students at The Juilliard School, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo has appeared on NPR and MTV, toured extensively worldwide as recitalists and orchestral soloists, and presented at numerous international leader symposiums. A performance by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo was handpicked to appear on the Sounds of Juilliard CD celebrating the school’s centenary. Highlights of the 2016/17 season include tours throughout North America, Asia, and Europe; appearances with the San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Chicago Sinfonietta, and more; serving as webcast hosts for the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition; and the DVD release of their ambitious—and literally explosive—music film, The Rite of Spring
Time for Three
The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) defies traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The members—Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; Charles Yang violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass—are passionate about improvisation, composing, and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.
The group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series to performing at the San Francisco club Yoshi’s to residencies at the Kennedy Center to the birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival for the conductor Christoph Eschenbach. Recent highlights include their Carnegie Hall debut, appearances with the Boston Pops and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, a sellout concert at the 2014 BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime-time hit Dancing with the Stars.
Tf3’s high-energy performances are unconventional and draw from the members’ differing musical backgrounds. The trio also performs its own arrangements of traditional repertoire, and Ranaan Meyer provides original compositions.
In 2014 Time for Three released its debut album for Universal Music Classics, Time for Three, which spent seven consecutive weeks in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart. The ensemble has premiered three newly commissioned programs in appearances with symphony orchestras: Concerto 4-3, written by the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Jennifer Higdon; Travels in Time for Three (2010) by Chris Brubeck, which was cocommissioned by the Boston Pops, the Youngstown Symphony, and eight other orchestras; and Games and Challenges by William Bolcom, also a Pulitzer Prize winner, and commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony. Tf3’s latest project, a three-year residency with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, includes commissions for three new works. Time for Three premiered the first, Elevation: Paradise, by Time for Three and Kenji Bunch, in Sun Valley in August 2015 and the second, Free Souls, by Tf3 and T. J. Cole, in July 2016.
On March 25, 2016, PBS premiered nationally Time for Three in Concert, which won a local Emmy for WFYI Public Television in 2015. The hour-long program, a collaboration of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Universal Music Classics, and WFYI, brings together diverse artists and unique arrangements to create a one-of-a-kind concert experience.