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on September 26, 2019 - 9:30am
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Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma—who made the 2017 Nonesuch album Bach Trios with Edgar Meyer—kicked off the Atlantic Festival in Washington, DC, this week with an eclectic medley of music from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, "Rabbit in the Log," and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." You can watch it here. Thile hosts the public radio show Live From Here, including with Rachael & Vilray on October 26, and leads his own US tour in the months ahead.

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Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma helped kick off the Atlantic Festival in Washington, DC, this week with an eclectic medley of music from Bach's Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, "Rabbit in the Log" (which Thile recorded with guitarist Michael Daves for their album Sleep With One Eye Open), and "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the lyrics for which were first published in the February 1862 issue of The Atlantic magazine. You can watch the performance below. They also led an Atlantic Festival event of music and conversation last night that examined "how culture builds bridges, not walls."

On their 2017 Nonesuch album, Bach Trios, Thile, Ma and bassist Edgar Meyer perform works by Bach originally written for keyboard instruments plus a sonata for viola da gamba. The Times of London calls Bach Trios "effervescent" and "irresistible." They had previously recorded together, with Stuart Duncan, on the Grammy-winning album The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which the Los Angeles Times called "haunting, invigorating, often breathtaking."

The latest season of Chris Thile's public radio show Live From Here continues at its new home at The Town Hall in New York City this weekend with guests Dawes, Jamila Woods, John Cameron Mitchell, and Ann Patchett, and heads to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in San Francisco next weekend. Lake Street Dive's Rachael Price and her duo with Vilray, Rachael & Vilray, perform on the October 26 show, as does guest Paul Simon. Thile leads his own solo tour across the United States throughout the fall and winter. See below for details and tickets, and visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

CHRIS THILE ON TOUR

Sep 28 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Oct 1 Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Athens, OH
Oct 4 Live From Here at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass San Francisco, CA
Oct 12 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Oct 22 Memorial Hall, UNC Chapel Hill, NC
Oct 26 Live From Here at The Town Hall* New York, NY
Oct 29 Messiah College Mechanicsburg, PA
Nov 2 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Nov 5 Strathmore Music Hall North Bethesda, MD
Nov 13 Memorial Hall Cincinnati, OH
Nov 16 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Nov 23 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Dec 7 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Dec 14 Live From Here at The Town Hall New York, NY
Jan 28 Escher Auditorium, College of Saint Benedict Saint Joseph, MN
Feb 4 Campbell Hall, UCSB Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 18 McCain Auditorium, Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
Feb 19 Lied Center of Kansas Lawrence, KS
Feb 25 Royce Auditorium Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 18 Sanders Theatre Cambridge, MA
     

* w/Rachael Price, Rachael & Vilray

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Chris Thile & Yo-Yo Ma: Atlantic Festival, September 2019

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