Mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will perform in a live broadcast of “A Prairie Home Companion” on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2:45 p.m. at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.
The show features special guest Ryan Adams and will feature The Royal Academy of Radio Actors – Tim Russell, Serena Brook and sound effects wizard Fred Newman. It also includes the Powdermilk Instant Internet Song Request, a weekly birthday salute to musicians and composers, and a unique new song composed and performed by Thile.
Thile was selected by Garrison Keillor to take over as host of the long-running live radio variety show. The multiple Grammy Award-winner, MacArthur Fellow and mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist is a member of the Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek. With a broad repertoire that includes classical, rock, jazz and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventional genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic. As a soloist Thile has released five albums, including his most recent, “Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1.” 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 their latest album collaboration, “Bass + Mandolin,” which won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
Tickets to “A Prairie Home Companion With Chris Thile” start at $38. The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E. Green St. For information, visit prairiehome.org.
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