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Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Tue., September 16, 2014 at 8:00 pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Presented by the Chan Centre
London's Independent called Chris Thile, best known for his work with the Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, "the most remarkable mandolinist in the world." The MacArthur Foundation agreed, awarding Thile their prestigious "genius grant" in 2012.
Also a MacArthur Fellow, Edgar Meyer's unparalleled technique and musicianship on the double bass, combined with his gift for composition, have brought him appreciation from a vast and varied audience. He was hailed in The New Yorker as "the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument."
Longtime collaborators, the duo have worked together on several critically acclaimed projects including the GRAMMY winning Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma. These two astounding musicians will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music, including brand new music from their forthcoming album.