Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile Performs Classical Folk Pop Mix of New Works in Perelman Theater, Oct. 23
Mandolin virtuoso -composer -vocalist Chris Thile,of Punch Brothers, returns to Philadelphia to perform new works from his recent album release,Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1 (Nonesuch Records, August 2013) on October 23 at 7:30 p.min Perelman Theater. One of the most inventive musicians of his generation, Thile's Philadelphia performance explores progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz music genres that transcends boundaries, and highlights his latest compositions.
Tickets are available for $28.00 to $38.00 and can be purchased by calling215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce streets (open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).
Chris Thile is a 2012 MacArthur Fellowship "Genius" award-winner, whose recent collaborative work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions (October 2011, Sony Masterworks), with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan, garnered him his second Grammy award for Best Folk Album. Thile's most recent album release Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1, 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.
This tour engagement of Chris Thile is funded through the American Masterpieces program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.