Joann Falletta and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchetra were joined by the trio Time for Three for a lively performance on February 21 and 22.
The program opened with the Paul Hindemith composition “Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber”. The rousing work that even had Joann Falletta’s hair bouncing up and down was just a hint of the things to come over the rest of the program.
Making their debut with the BPO, Time for Three – Charles Yang, Nicholas Kendall, and Ranaan Meyer -took the stage for a performance of “Concerto 4-3” by the Grammy Award winning composer Jennifer Higdon. The trio of performers – two violins and a double bass – offered up a performance of the contemporary avant garde piece that was reminiscent of The Piano Guys or Lindsey Stirling. Were it a rock venue rather than a concert hall, there is no doubt fans would be clapping along and moving to the beat of the music.
After the intermission, Tine for Three returned to the stage to perform a few of their own works while Joann Falletta sat on her podium watching and similing.
In between performances of “Vertigo” and “Joy”, Time for Three had a little surprise in store for the crowd when BPO Concertmaster Nikki Choal joined the trio for a lively performance of “Csardas” by Vitorio Monti that brought the house to their feet.
While they travel the world performing on the concert stage with ymphonies, Time for Three looks as if they would be just as at home on the stage for a rock concert.
The program concluded with a performance of “Francesca de Rimini, Op 21” by Pyotr Illich Tchaikovsky for a wondrous and joyful musical adventure.