MacArthur Fellow and Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer, songwriter Chris Thile joins CYO for this year’s Rock The Orchestra online experience on May 28th at 7:00 pm EST.
Mr. Thile, who The Guardian calls “that rare being: an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical,” and NPR calls a “genre-defying musical genius,” is a founding member of the critically acclaimed bands Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. For four years, Thile hosted public radio favorite Live from Here with Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion).
With his broad outlook, Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).
A highlight of the distance recorded concert is four previously unrecorded Thile songs, meticulously arranged by Grammy-winning artist Rob Moose.
It’s a special evening of entertainment that includes solo performances by winners of the CYO Solo/Concerto Contest.