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National Symphony Orchestra

Chris Thile: ATTENTION!

A narrative song cycle for extroverted mandolinist and orchestra | NSO Co-commission 

Concert Hall

Devilishly dexterous and eclectic, Chris Thile is at home in every genre—from bluegrass to Baroque to jazz to indie pop. The Grammy winner’s brand-new work for mandolin, vocals, and orchestra will feature his trademark whimsical songwriting and storytelling, instrumental virtuosity, and ever-present sense of humor. Don’t miss this brilliant exploration of American music both old and new!

Tue. Apr. 23, 2024

upcoming dates

  • Tue. Apr. 23, 2024 8p.m.

Chris Thile standing on a set with lights and his mandolin

Program

Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Chris Thile, vocalist and mandolin
Ying Fu, violin
David Stevens, percussion
Moira Smiley, guest vocalist
EXIGENCE, A Sphinx Vocal Ensemble
         Eugene Rogers, Director

Antonín Dvořàk: Carnival Overture
Chris Thile (Arr. Rob Moose): “Escape from the Tuileries”
Caroline Shaw: “And So”
J.S. Bach: “Vivace” from Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra
Duke Ellington (arr. Morton Gould): “Sophisticated Lady”
Ludwig van Beethoven: IV. Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 7
Chris Thile: ATTENTION! A narrative song cycle for extroverted mandolinist and orchestra

Devilishly dexterous and eclectic, Chris Thile is at home in every genre—from bluegrass to Baroque to jazz to indie pop. Thile’s enormous talent and boundless energy have resulted in multiple Grammys®, a MacArthur “Genius” grant, hosting duties on Live From Here (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), and dozens of albums as a solo artist and as a member of bands like Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers.

Thile’s brand-new work for mandolin, vocals, and orchestra will feature his trademark whimsical songwriting and storytelling, instrumental virtuosity, and ever-present sense of humor. Don’t miss this brilliant exploration of American music both old and new!

Billboard Magazine CT

“The best mandolin player in the world.”

Billboard Magazine

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