“…wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative…” – The New Yorker
Chris Thile, of the Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventional genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.
Recently awarded a “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation, in February 2013 Thile also won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. In spring 2013, Thile released Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1 on Nonesuch Records. In this solo program, he draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.
This performance is made possible in part by performance benefactors Michael and Amy Tiemann.