Mandolin master Thile plays Memorial Hall

ArtsWeek: Mandolin master Thile plays Memorial Hall

October 22, 2013 

“Chris Thile wields his delicate mandolin like a rock star,” the Columbus Dispatch proclaims.


A lot is happening on stages this week. Go out any night and you’ll practically trip over great live music.

There’s Lyle Lovett at UNC’s Memorial Hall on Sunday, performing with John Hiatt. And tonight, maestro Andras Schiff performs the “Goldberg Variations” there.

Local boys Mipso hold an album release party at the Haw River Ballroom on Friday. On Saturday, there’s ’80s legends The English Beat at Cat’s Cradle and Neko Case at the DPAC.

But if you’ve got one night free, go see Chris Thile at Memorial Hall on Tuesday.

This night could mark a return to straight bluegrass for the mandolin player, off the heels of a tour with jazz pianist Brad Meldhau and his eclectic high-wire act with Yo Yo Ma and other classicists on “Goat Rodeo.”

“Chris Thile wields his delicate mandolin like a rock star,” the Columbus Dispatch proclaimed. “The member of Nickel Creek and the Punch Brothers can make his fingers dance everything from Bach to Charlie Parker, from Radiohead to “Bury Me Beneath the Willow.”

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday

Where: Memorial Hall, 208 E. Cameron Ave., Chapel Hill

Tickets: $10 students, $39-$99


Correspondent Tom Hartwell

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