|Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer
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Bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (of Punch Brothers) began performing together about a decade ago, a relationship built on mutual admiration and respect. Meyer has been called “the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument” (New Yorker), while Thile has taken the mandolin from its origins as a folk and bluegrass instrument and placed it beautifully in the world of jazz improvisation and classical performance. The two MacArthur Fellows have collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects, including the Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions, a 2008 recording of original compositions, and more recently, Chris Thile’s 2013 solo recording of Bach sonatas and partitas. Meyer and Thile present a diverse program of largely original music that will coincide with a new release on Nonesuch Records.
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