UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Grammy-winning Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile on Tues., March 9 at 5 p.m. Pacific

This virtual event is available for ticket holders to replay for one week

SUMMARY

  • UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Chris Thile
  • Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else
  • Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek with whom he released four albums and sold over 2 million records
  • As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening, a collection of recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett
  • Part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Winter 2021 House Calls series
  • Ticket holders will be able to replay this event for one week
  • Tues., March 9 / 5 p.m. Pacific / Virtual
  • $10 General Public and FREE for UCSB Students (registration required)
  • Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu
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“Let it be known: Chris Thile is amazing… A graceful and soulful singer, relaxed raconteur, dazzling virtuoso, gifted composer and all-around charmer.” 

The Washington Post

UCSB Arts & Lectures presents Grammy-winning Mandolin Virtuoso Chris Thile on Tues., March 9 at 5 p.m. Pacific. MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist with a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, bluegrass and just about everything else. The SoCal native is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and hosted the acclaimed radio program Live From Here. Through his wide-ranging output and collaborations with the who’s who of musicians, Thile is creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic. As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including Thanks for Listening, a “modern masterpiece” (PopMatters). Recent collaborations include Not Our First Goat Rodeo (2020) with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan and Edgar Meyer, the highly-anticipated follow-up to their Grammy-winning project The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Edgar Meyer and Yo-Yo Ma.

 

This virtual event is a part of UCSB Arts & Lectures’ Winter 2021 House Calls series.

 

ABOUT

 

CHRIS THILE

Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. He is a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek and the former host of Live From Here. With a broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike.

A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released four albums and sold over 2 million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album, A Dotted Line, their first since 2005.

As a soloist, Thile has released several albums including his most recent, Thanks for Listening, a collection of recordings, produced by Thomas Bartlett, originally written as Songs of the Week for A Prairie Home Companion. In February 2013, Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer and Stuart Duncan. In September 2014, Thile and Meyer released the collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released The Phosphorescent Blues in January 2015 and a follow up EP, The Wireless, in November of the same year.  Other recent releases include a double-album with Brad Mehldau titled Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau (2017), a collection of works from Bach with Yo-Yo Ma & Edgar Meyer called Bach Trios (2017), and Not Our First Goat Rodeo (2020), a highly anticipated follow-up to The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

HOUSE CALLS

House Calls: delivers performance, conversation, thoughtful analysis and witty commentary streaming right to your living room. Featuring the creative thinkers and doers that you’ve come to expect on the A&L stage – environmentalists, musicians, novelists, chefs, humanitarians, Grammy winners and more – most programs are 60-minutes, combining what our guests excel at with an informal talk back session and other elements that would rarely happen on stage. It’s better than front row seats!

UCSB ARTS & LECTURES

Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Arts & Lectures annually presents more than a hundred events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public. 

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Chris Thile is presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures. Part of the House Calls series.  

Major Sponsor: Marcia & John Mike Cohen

House Calls Media Sponsors: Santa Barbara Independent, KCRW, Voice Magazine, Noozhawk

Most House Calls events are hour-long programs.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and FREE for UCSB students (registration required)

For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.

UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2020-2021 season.

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