Chris Thile of Punch Brothers to perform at Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall’s 2013-2014 Mainstage Concert Season continues Friday, Oct. 11, the night before T.O.O.T, with a solo performance by Chris Thile of Punch Brothers. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with access to the Mainstage Lounge, hosted by First National Bank, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are on sale now by calling 304-645-7917 or online at www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Chris Thile, of 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 conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.
Recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship (aka “genius grant”), 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. Punch Brothers, described by The Times of London as “brilliant, audacious, original and, above all, entertaining,” released their latest album, “Who’s Feeling Young Now?” in 2012 on Nonesuch Records. In Spring 2013, Thile released “Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1,” also on Nonesuch Records. On this new program, he draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.
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 and the WV Division of Culture and History, along with 2013-2014 season headliner sponsor The Pinnacle Group/Tony Mamone.