Acclaimed Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile Brings International Tour to Atlanta

October 7, 2013

ATLANTA (Oct. 7, 2013) - GRAMMY® Award-winning mandolinist Chris Thile returns to Atlanta Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 8 p.m. for a sold-out show as part of Emory University's 2013-2014 Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series.

Thile's performance at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts will draw from his recently-released album "Bach Sonatas & Partitas Vol. 1" while also exploring his own compositions, which encompass progressive bluegrass, classical rock, and jazz creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

About Chris Thile

Hailed by London's The Independent as "the most remarkable mandolinist in the world," and a 2012 MacArthur Fellow (also known as the "genius award") Thile is the founding member and lead vocalist of Punch Brothers, a progressive bluegrass band. A Rolling Stone review of their latest album "Who's Feeling Young Now?" said "The acoustic framework dazzles - wild virtuosity used for more than just virtuosity."

This fall, Thile embarked on an international solo tour, which includes stops throughout the U.S. and Europe, including London, Barcelona and Dublin, Ireland.

He received a GRAMMY® Award in 2013 for his work with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan on "The Goat Rodeo Sessions."

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Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series

Each year the Flora Glenn Candler Concert Series brings internationally renowned artists to Emory University's Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. Candler artists range from large ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic and Taipei Chinese Orchestra to solo artists like violinist Hilary Hahn and baritone Thomas Hampson.