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April 4, 2013

Guest artists bring unusual music to Phillips campus

The Phillips Academy Music Department will present Kayden Guest Artists during two consecutive Wednesdays.

Tickets for each event are $5 for students and seniors, $10 for adults and will be available at the door. There are no advance ticket sales. The events are free for the Phillips Academy community, with ID.

Former Kayden Guest Artists have included Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis and Denyse Graves.

The department will present Cantus on Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel on Chapel Avenue.

Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level, according to the school. Rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including work commissioned specifically for the group.

Cochran Chapel is handicapped accessible. For more information, contact the music department at 978-749-4260 or email

On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. the Phillips Academy Music Department will present Kayden Guest Artist Time for Three. This event also will take place in Cochran Chapel located on the Phillips Academy campus.

The world’s first classically-trained garage band, Time for Three - Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass - defies traditional classification. Performing music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake, they have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indy 500. Their hit YouTube anti-bullying video Stronger, featured on CNN and the Huffington Post, has inspired students around the globe.

Their packed 2012-13 season will include the release of their second album, a return to Carnegie Hall, their first tour of Asia, and the world premiere of a new concerto by William Bolcom, in addition to their continuing residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

Bothevents are made possible by the Bernard & Mildred Kayden Fund, established by the Kayden Family to bring distinguished artists to Phillips Academy.

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