February 21, 2024

Award-Winning String Trio Joins PSO for Concerts

TRIPLE THE TALENT: The trio Time for Three (TF3) are on the Princeton Symphony Orchestra’s program March 9 and 10 at Richardson Auditorium. (Photo by Shervin Lainez)

The trio Time For Three (TF3) will appear with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) at performances on Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 4 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.

They will perform Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’ Contact, written specifically for the ensemble in 2022 and featured on the trio’s award-winning album Letters for the Future. Also on the program are Bulgarian composer Marin Goleminov’s The Fire Dancer: Suite from the Ballet, inspired by an ancient Bulgarian spirit ritual, and Sergei Prokofiev’s Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64, his ballet based on the Shakespeare classic.

Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. At the Sunday performance, Milanov will host a pre-concert talk starting at 3 p.m.

“I’ve known this exhilarating trio from my days in Philadelphia, and we’ve twice featured them at our annual Princeton Festival,” he said. “I’m thrilled to bring them to Richardson Auditorium to play Kevin Puts’ highly regarded work with our full orchestra. I’m also delighted to introduce one of Bulgaria’s most celebrated composers, Marin Goleminov, with music from his beautiful ballet.”

Time for Three’s repertory spans classical music, Americana, and singer-songwriter styles, merging eras, styles, and traditions. Members Charles Yang, Nicolas Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer collaborate with contemporary classical composers like Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners William Bolcom and Jennifer Higdon. TF3’s recent commission, Contact, premiered with the San Francisco Symphony and The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Visit princetonsymphony.org for tickets.