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UW-Eau Claire Artists Series presents Time for Three on Feb. 21

| Denise Olson

Photo caption: Time for Three members (left to right) are Nick Kendall, Charles Yang and Ranaan Meyer, who play a style of music that blurs the lines between Americana, modern pop and classical music.

The first 2022 installment of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Artists Series will be a unique trio of musicians called Time for Three, bringing an uncommon blend of instruments and vocals to the stage.

Tickets are available now online for the show at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center. Masks are required for all attendees.

Time for Three is a classically trained string trio known to explore a wide range of styles and genres. The fusion of members Charles Yang and Nick Kendall on vocals and violin, and Ranaan Meyer on vocals and double bass delivers a style that is known to defy standard conventions and traditional musical boundaries.

The group, who met one another while attending the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, has earned praise from media outlets such as NPR, NBC and The Wall Street Journal, and has been invited to perform at the prestigious American arts venues of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, along with London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.

Time for Three has collaborated with many diverse and esteemed musicians like Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis and Joshua Bell. They also have created music with Pulitzer Prize-winning composers Jennifer Higdon, William Bolcom and Kevin Puts.

In 2020 the ensemble worked alongside cellist and composer Ben Sollee to compose and perform the soundtrack for Focus Features’ film “Land,” a 2021 Sundance premiere starring and directed by Robin Wright, known most recently for her role in the Netflix series “House of Cards.” The soundtrack is available on streaming sites.

The Artists Series is proud to present this 57th season of quality regional, national and international artists from the worlds of ballet, modern dance, theater, global music, jazz, pop, and orchestral and chamber music. The series is sponsored by UW-Eau Claire, Wisconsin Public Radio and Volume One magazine.