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Alice Smith

Time For Three!

January 10, 2007 at 3:18 AM

On Sunday, my quartet Seraphina opened a concert performed by Time for Three, which was a fundraiser for Musicopia to raise money for their programs in the schools.

L-R: Ranaan Meyer, bass; Madeline Smith, viola; Zach De Pue, violin; Genevieve Tabby, cello; Caeli Smith, violin; Nick Kendall, violin; Sabrina Tabby, violin

I've known the T43 guys for a few years, because they were in the Rittenhouse Square documentary with me, so that's how I first met them. The Tabby twins were meeting them for the first time, but they love them as much as I do!

These guys are really amazing, not only as players and a group (we were blown over listening. It was really inspirational to us as a quartet) but just as people too. They're so friendly, and sweet. Ranaan, the bass player, offered to coach us sometime, which would be wonderful! I just hope that between our busy schedules we can fit something in.

Here's a video of the tangos by Michael McLean we played to open the concert.

Also, this weekend I'm going to Malibu for a From the Top taping. I cannot wait! I've never been to Southern California, let alone to what sounds like such a glamorous place.


From Sydney M.
Posted on January 10, 2007 at 5:00 AM
Woah! Cool! Michael has composed stuff for our violin program in Ottawa and comes to the camp there every summer. Great job!
From Laurie Niles
Posted on January 10, 2007 at 3:15 PM
Indeed, it's incredibly glamorous here....;)

You will love Malibu!

From Karin Lin
Posted on January 10, 2007 at 7:09 PM
Time for Three is just great. I first heard them play last summer and they completely blew me away. They're SUCH nice guys too...they were such sweethearts when I introduced my little 3-year-old violinist to them.
From Bernard Wong
Posted on January 11, 2007 at 5:11 AM
While you are in Malibu, SoCal this week, you can stop by to see Michael Mclean in person. He teaches at the Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles. He is a wonderful & talented teacher/musician/composer with a lot of enthusiasim & energy. My son is in his group class now & has played some of his works which has great rhythmn & melody. He can be quite intense but also a fun guy to work with.

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