Photo credits: Brantley Gutierrez

10/18

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Chris Thile

Friday, October 18, 2013, 8:00 pm
Rackham Auditorium

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Chris Thile, of the progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer, and vocalist. Encompassing progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. Recently awarded a MacArthur “Genius” Grant (2013), Thile collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer on the Grammy-winning CD, The Goat Rodeo Sessions. On this solo program, he draws from his recent recording of Bach sonatas and partitas while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.

Program:
Program Book [PDF]

Chris Thile, of the progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. Recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, Thile also won a Grammy award for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. Punch Brothers released their latest album Who’s Feeling Young Now? on Nonesuch Records in 2012. In Spring 2013, Thile releases Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1, also on Nonesuch.

This performance marks Chris Thile’s second appearance with UMS, following his UMS debut in October 2009 with the Punch Brothers.