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WFU Secrest Series features string trio with no musical boundaries

October 22, 2007

Time for Three (Tf3), a young charismatic string trio with a reputation for no musical boundaries, will perform as part of the Wake Forest University Secrest Artists Series at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 in Brendle Recital Hall.

The trio, violinists Zachary DePue and Nicolas Kendall and bassist Ranaan Meyer, performs works from Brahms to the Beatles in a highly eclectic and energetic blend of country/western and bluegrass, jazz and improvisation and classical styles.  Their program will be announced at the performance.

In conjunction with the concert, Jacqui Carrasco, a member of the Wake Forest music department faculty, will give a pre-performance Secrest Signature talk at 6:40 p.m. in Room 208 of Scales Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $17 general admission; $13 senior citizens and non-Wake Forest students; and $5 for children under 12.  Tickets are available at the Wake Forest Theatre Box Office Monday through Friday noon to 5 p.m.

Renowned conductor Simon Rattle has called Tf3 a “knockout” and “the future of music.”

David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra said in a review, “[Time for Three] absolutely brought down the house. Their energy is amazing and contagious. Most importantly, they are all fantastic instrumentalists.”

The trio began playing together for fun while they were students at the Curtis Institute for Music.  They eventually formed Time for Three as an outlet to blend their talents in a nontraditional way. 

Tf3 released their first, self-titled CD in October 2002.  Their second, “We Just Burned This For You!” was released in 2005.

After winning Astral’s 2003 National Auditions, the group became affiliated with Astral Artistic Services.  Since then, they have performed in hundreds of concerts with orchestras throughout the United States.  They have also performed at Fandango XIV for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, on television morning shows and at the Liberty Awards Ceremony honoring Colin Powell.

Each of the musicians also pursues his own music career.

For complete information on Tf3, visit  This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Secrest Series events in Spring 2008 will include:

“Top Secret:  The Battle for the Pentagon Papers,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 17-18, 2008, Wait Chapel.  A theatrical event by L.A. Theatre Works starring Stacey Keach that tells the story of The Washington Post’s decision to publish the Pentagon Papers, a top secret study documenting the United States’ involvement in Vietnam.  This event will also precede a Wake Forest Voices of Our Time event featuring Daniel Ellsberg, the military analyst and U.S. government agent who leaked the Pentagon Papers, at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.

“An Evening with Evelyn Glennie,” 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2008, Wait Chapel.

A collaborative partnership between the Secrest Series and the Winston-Salem Symphony featuring percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and the Winston-Salem Symphony.

Apollo’s Fire, 7:30 p.m. March 5, 2008, Wait Chapel.

A concert with the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, featuring guest soloist and soprano Jennifer Larmore.

For ticket information on Tf3 or future events, call (336) 758-5295.  Performances are all free of charge to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff. 

Press Contacts:

Pam Barrett
(336) 758-5237

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237

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