2022 Calendar

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Time For Three - New Worlds

ThursdayJuly 287:30 PM



Erina Yashima, conductor
Time for Three


Mazzoli           Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) *
Puts               Contact: Concerto for Two Violins, Bass and Orchestra*
Dvořák            Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”)

Highlighting the program on Thursday, July 28 is the East Coast SPAC Premiere of Contact by Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts featuring Time for Three. The new work was co-commissioned by SPAC and draws inspiration from Time for Three’s extraordinary energy and spontaneity as a boundary-breaking ensemble. The work was originally planned as part of SPAC’s 2020 season.

According to Puts, he “collaborated perhaps more closely than ever before in his career to create music tailored to the group’s unique style of performance–one which combines dazzling virtuosity, spontaneity, singing, all manner of string techniques and an infectious joy for music itself that remains with the audience long after the last note sounds.”

Earning praise from NPR, NBC, and The Wall Street Journal, Time for Three is renowned for their 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.

Also featured is the SPAC premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres), which, in the composer’s words is “a piece that churns and roils, that inches close to the listener only to leap away at breakneck speed” and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony, one of the most beloved works in the repertoire with its lush melodies and majestic conclusion.


*indicates SPAC premiere

Time For Three After Party

Following their performance in the SPAC amphitheater, Time For Three will perform in the Hall of Springs to celebrate the release of their new CD, Letters For The Future, recorded with The Philadelphia Orchestra as well as the official East Coast premiere of Kevin Puts’ Concerto, Contact.

Time For Three will play an encore performance at the after party and will also be selling signed copies of their CD.

There will be a cash bar and light refreshments provided.

This event is free and open to all New Worlds ticket holders!

Ticket Packages

New for 2022!

  • Purchase any three (3) performances of the New York City Ballet or The Philadelphia Orchestra and save 15%. SPAC members will receive 20% off!
  • Purchase any four (4) or more performances of the New York City Ballet or The Philadelphia Orchestra and save 20%. SPAC members will receive 25% off!

How to Receive: Add the applicable number of performances to your shopping cart and the discount will automatically be applied.

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