Several posts ago, I wrote about a group coming to Oberlin called “Time for Three.” The performance was last night. We were there. Where were you? Wherever you were, we just wanted to tell you that you missed a FANTASTIC show!!! The group played nonstop for an entire 90 minutes – three guys, 2 violins, and a double bass.
The idea of a Classical Garage Band may seem a contradiction but for these three grads of Curtis Institute of Music it fits. Their twin violin and double bass took the audience on a whirlwind tour of what three instruments can accomplish when conventional wisdom is discarded to the curb.
The music was forefront, but the interaction of the three performers was a constant bonus. The bass player treated the two violins as a battle that he fully enjoyed along with his own love affair with that big bass. The audience cheered after Nick left his violin, took his bow, and went over to Zack. They both then played on one violin with both of them bowing and fingering together! Amazing!! A standing ovation ended the show but luckily brought us an encore.
This group has 3 recorded CD’s with the 3rd one hitting the billboard charts. They have combined Bach and Charlie Daniels to perfection and any of their pieces stands alone as joyous music.
Since we are a Civil War themed B & B, the pieces were especially attractive to our mission. Their rendition of Shenandoah fit 1863 to a T! All in all, we hightly recommend that you take the time to see Time for Three if they come to a town near you. You’ll be glad you did. The only thing I regret is that I did not purchase one of their CD’s last night. Now I have to order one and wait for delivery.