Swarthmore College presents Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile
The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College presents a solo performance by multi-Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. The performance will be on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM in the intimate 450-seat Lang Concert Hall on the Swarthmore College campus.
Chris Thile rose to fame as a member of the Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over two million records. Their most recent album, A Dotted Line, was released in 2014. As a soloist Thile has released five albums including his most recent album, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, which was produced by renowned bassist Edgar Meyer. In February 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. In September 2014, Thile and Meyer released Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Reservations will be made available on September 7, 2017. Please visit http://www.swarthmore.edu/music/concerts-events for more information.
This concert is made possible by the Gil and Mary Stott Concert Fund. The Gil and Mary Stott Concert Fund was established in 1997 on the 25th anniversary of the Lang Music Building. The fund was created as an expression of deep affection for the Stotts by the late Eugene M. Lang, Class of 1938, to recognize their special artistic talents and all that they have meant to the Swarthmore community. Beginning in 2010, the Stott Concert Fund is used to underwrite the Gil and Mary Stott Chamber Music Master Class Series, bringing prominent New York, national, and international artist to campus for one-day coaching sessions with multiple student ensembles.