Sunday, November 13, 2011 | 8:00 pm
A Rare Solo Appearance.
Mandolinist Chris Thile is best known for the mainstream success of his audacious bluegrass combo Nickel Creek, and made waves all over again with his newest string band, the Punch Brothers. With Bach in one ear and Radiohead in the other, Thile is positioned to steward bold new directions in bluegrass and beyond. In this solo performance at the historic Carolina Theatre, he showcases sparkling original tunes alongside Bach Partitas that he transcribed for mandolin, galvanizing them all with a famously deft touch. Hear the mandolin as you have never heard it before, reinvented by a charismatic prodigy who “contains multitudes” (NY Times).Chris Thile is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and the Carolina Theatre of Durham.