David Patrick Stearns is a classical music critic and columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
On the surface, the Philadelphia Young Pianist Academy's concerts seem like a summertime variation on what's typically heard at the Curtis Institute, Astral Artists, and other local havens for young musicians.
Time for Three has always been viscerally dazzling. The Curtis Institute-born string trio has always packed enough music into any given moment that you'd swear the group is Time for Six. In a Wednesday homecoming concert at World Cafe Live, 14 years after forming in Rittenhouse Square when the players were only students, Time for Three grew ever more interesting.