Genre-Defying Time for Three to Make Return to Music Institute

The Music Institute of Chicago will present the boundary-shattering musical trio Time for Three, with its uncommon blend of instruments and vocals, 7:30 p.m.  Saturday, February 19 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. The performance also will be available via livestream.
Time For Three—Charles Yang (violin/vocals), Nick Kendall (violin/vocals), and Ranaan Meyer (double bass/vocals)—stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. A Time For Three performance combines various eras, styles, and traditions of Western music that fold in on themselves and emerge anew. The ensemble is renowned for its charismatic and energetic performances in venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and The Royal Albert Hall. They have collaborated with artists as diverse as Ben Folds, Branford Marsalis, and Joshua Bell and have premiered original works by composers Chris Brubeck and Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Higdon and William Bolcom. In 2020, the band partnered with cellist and composer Ben Sollee on the soundtrack to the new Focus Features film Land, directed by and starring Robin Wright, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2021.

Readers will note that Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes mandated by the state of Illinois, CDC, or other applicable local authorities. To ensure the safety of all persons on site, the Music Institute of Chicago requires that, upon entry to an event, all visitors older than age 11 show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status OR a negative COVID PCR test processed within 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Visitors who have recently traveled internationally are not permitted in Nichols Concert Hall unless they show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken three to five days after returning to the United States. The Music Institute additionally requires all visitors ages two and older to wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of event. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them. Anyone exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of the performance, including fever, shortness of breath, or coughing, should not attend the event. All artists and staff on site are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks while on stage.

Time For Three performs Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston. In-person tickets for this event are $50 for VIP seating and $25 in advance, available at, and $30 at the door. Livestream access is $25, available at All programming is subject to change.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and sponsorship from ITW.