Time for Three
Saturday, July 28, 2018 @ 7:30 p.m.
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Time for Three
Ticket holders may attend The PreConcert, a free recital in Thomas Hall, which begins one hour before the performance.
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JOANN FALLETTA, conductor
BMC Principal Guest Conductor
JoAnn Falletta is internationally celebrated as a vibrant ambassador for music, an inspiring artistic leader, and a champion of American symphonic music. She serves as the Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Brevard Music Center.
Ms. Falletta has guest conducted over a hundred orchestras in North America, and many of the most prominent orchestras in Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa. In 2018-19 she will guest conduct orchestras in the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, and across the U.S. A strong advocate and mentor for young professional and student musicians, in 2017-18, she led the Orchestra Now at Alice Tully Hall, and adjudicated the prestigious Malko Conducting Competition in Denmark. She has led seminars for women conductors for the League of American Orchestras and served in residence at SUNY Potsdam.
In 2016, Falletta was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joining an esteemed roster that dates to the Academy's founding in 1780. She has served as a Member of the National Council on the Arts and is the recipient of many of the most prestigious conducting awards. She has introduced over 500 works by American composers, including well over 100 world premieres.
JoAnn is a leading recording artist for Naxos. Her discs have won two GRAMMY Awards and ten GRAMMY nominations. Falletta recently celebrated the release of her 100th recording, Stravinsky’s Soldier's Tale Suite / Octet / Les Noces with the Virginia Arts Festival Chamber Players. Other recent recordings with the Buffalo Philharmonic includes the Naxos release of music of Kodaly, which was a BBC Music Magazine Choice Recording for February 2018, Music of Vitezslav Novak, Wagner, Music from the Ring, and a recording of music of Franz Schreker with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. In August Falletta will record her fifth world premiere recording of music of Kenneth Fuchs with the London Symphony.
Upon her appointment as Music Director of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta became the first woman to lead a major American ensemble. She has since been credited with bringing the Philharmonic to a new level of national and international prominence. This Spring, Falletta and the BPO were invited to Poland, the BPO’s first international tour in 30 years. The Orchestra performed to great acclaim at Warsaw’s prestigious Beethoven Easter Festival, where Falletta made history as the first American woman to conduct an orchestra at the 20-year-old festival and the BPO became the first full American Orchestra to perform there.
Ms. Falletta received her undergraduate degree from the Mannes School of Music, and her master’s and doctorate degrees from The Juilliard School.
Time for Three
Ranaan Meyer, double bass
Nick Kendall, violin
Charles Yang, violin
The groundbreaking, category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends 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 — carry a passion for improvisation, composition, and arrangements, all prime elements of the ensemble’s playing.
To date, the group has performed hundreds of engagements as diverse as its music: from featured guest soloists on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s subscription series, to Club Yoshi’s in San Francisco, to residencies at the Kennedy Center, to Christoph Eschenbach’s birthday concert at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany. Recent Highlights include Carnegie Hall, appearances with the Boston Pops, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Melbourne and Sydney Symphony Orchestras, sold-out concerts with the Czech Philharmonic and BBC Proms, and an appearance on the ABC prime time hit show “Dancing with the Stars.” In 2016 Time for Three traveled throughout Europe as a highlight act of the NOTP (Night of The Proms) tour and was featured in the Emmy-winning PBS show “Time for Three in Concert”.
In 2014, Time for Three released their debut Universal Music Classics album, Time for Three, which spent seven consecutive weeks at the Top 10 of Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart. The ensemble has also embarked on a major commissioning programs to expand its unique repertoire for symphony orchestras, including Concerto 4-3, written by Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon, Travels in Time for Three by Chris Brubeck in 2010, cocommissioned by the Boston Pops, the Youngstown Symphony, and eight other orchestras, and Games and Challenges by William Bolcom, commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony. Their latest project, a three-year residency with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony, includes commissions for three new works. Time for Three premiered the first of these works, Elevation: Paradise, in Sun Valley in August 2015 and the second, Free Souls, in July 2016.
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