Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mandolinist Extraordinaire

Tonight I am going to see the awesomeness that is Chris Thile. If you've never heard of Thile, he is an extraordinary mandolin player from the group Nickel Creek (which is currently on hiatus) and Punch Brothers. I was fortunate enough to see him for the first time this past spring when he was performing in Birmingham with the Punch Brothers and it was the best live shows I've ever been to. This evening he is playing with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and is debuting his new mandolin concerto, playing some unaccompanied Radiohead and also Bartok's Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste. Should be a great show!

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