Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Chris Thile Talks to New York Times, Brings Bach Tour to Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall
Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile brings his solo tour, featuring music from his new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, back home to New York City for a sold-out performance in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. The concert comes in the midst of a month-long North American tour, which has already made its way from the West Coast, down South, into the Midwest, and over to the Northeast. The tour continues with stops in Philadelphia, Princeton, Toronto, and Albany before heading back into the South. Thile heads to Europe to tour in November. See below for all of the upcoming solo shows; for additional details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.
The new album, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Thile’s friend, mentor, and frequent collaborator, the double bassist and composer Edgar Meyer, comprises Bach works written for solo violin.
Before the big tour launch earlier this month, Chris Thile stopped by the intimate Rockwood Music Hall in New York City to fine-tune the set for fans in what has become a favorite locale for Thile to do just that. He recently spoke with the New York Times's Steve Smith about that gig, the tour, his relationship with the music on the new album, and bringing it all to bear on tonight's show in Zankel Hall.
"I just thought, 'So you can have it all," Thile tells the Times of his reaction to hearing Glenn Gould's recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. "You can get me moving, and be playing some of the most profoundly well-organized music that humans could possibly imagine. It’s visceral, but everything’s in its right place."
Read the complete article at nytimes.com.
Chris Thile's new Bach album is available on iTunes and in the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders included a download of the complete album at checkout. You can watch him perform Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 in its entirety here:
CHRIS THILE ON TOUR
||Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall
||New York, NY
||Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center
||Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University
||Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory
||Massry Center for the Arts, College of Saint Rose
||Chapel Hill, NC
||Music Center at Strathmore
||North Bethesda, MD
||University Auditorium, University of Florida
||Emerson Concert Hall, Emory University
||Pepper Cannister Church
||The Queen's Hall
||LSO St Luke's
||Teatro Municipale Giuseppe Verdi
||Barcelona Jazz Festival
||Crowder Hall, University of Arizona
||Santa Barbara, CA
||Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
||San Francisco, CA
||Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
||The Broad Stage
||Santa Monica, CA
||Schermerhorn Symphony Center
||The Shedd Institute*
||Wintergrass Music Festival*
*w/ Mike Marshall