Kimmel Center to Host Master Class with Mandolinist Chris Thile, 10/23
Kimmel Center, Chris Thile
KimMel Center hosts a Master Class with mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile of The Punch Brothers. The workshop provides 25+ students of Philadelphia area schools the opportunity to learn alongside 2012 MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" award winner Chris Thile. The master class is set for tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23, 5pm-6pm in the Innovation Studio at KimMel Center for the Performing Arts, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
Grammy winner Chris Thile will share valuable insight to students with an interest in guitar, mandolin, and composition,. This workshop provides demonstrations to students who bring their instruments to Innovation Studio, offering advice on pursuing their career goals with information about grants and fellowship opportunities available for young musicians.
Chris Thile has collaborated with cellist superstar Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (2011). He has won two Grammy awards for Best Folk Album and Best Contemporary Folk Album. The Punch Brothers have been described by The Times of London as "brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining."
· Artist Snapshot: Chris Thile's most recent album release Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1 (August 2013), continues the musician's brilliant journey that elevates folk and bluegrass repertoire to new levels with acoustical classical performances interspersed with jazz. As a member of the popular band Nickel Creek, he won his first Grammy award for This Side in 2002 for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Thile's first solo album, Not All Who Wander Are Lost, was released in 2001, followed by a duet album, Into the Cauldron, with Mike Marshall in 2003, and the experimental new grass album Deceiver in 2004. In 2006, Thile formed How to Grow a Band, renamed Punch Brothers, and recorded How to Grow a Woman from the Ground.
· Tickets to Chris Thile performance in Perelman Theater (Wed., October 23 at 7:30p.m.) are available for $28.00 to $38.00 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the KimMel Center box office, Broad & Spruce streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). A limited amount of rush seats are available 30 minutes prior to performance time.