GRAMMY WINNING MANDOLINIST CHRIS THILE TO HEADLINE THE CAPITOL THEATRE ON OCT. 6

June 7 2021

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                   JUNE 8, 2021

 

 

Contact:

Rachel Preisel

810-237-5131

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GRAMMY WINNING

MANDOLINIST CHRIS THILE

TO HEADLINE THE CAPITOL THEATRE ON OCT. 6

 

DATE:           Wednesday, October 6, 2021

TIME:            7:30 pm

TICKETS:     $45 - $66 *(Tickets on sale June 11 at noon)

INFO:             www.capitoltheatreflint.com

 

FLINT, MICH.— For one night only, on October 6, 2021, Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, singer and songwriter Chris Thile will perform live at The Capitol Theatre. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets range from $45 - $66. Tickets go on sale June 11, 2021, at noon.

 

Thile is best known for his work in the progressive acoustic trio Nickel Creek and the acoustic folk and progressive bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and in 2016 through 2020, he was the host of the radio variety show Live From Here which was formally known as A Prairie Home Companion.

 

The Guardian calls Thile "that rare being, an all-round musician who can settle into any style, from bluegrass to classical.” NPR calls him a "genre-defying musical genius." Thile creates a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike, giving the listener “one joyous arc, with the linear melody and vertical harmony blurring into a single web of gossamer beauty” (New York Times).

 

Most recently, Chris recorded Laysongs, his first truly solo album released June 4, 2021. The album is just Thile, his voice, and his mandolin, on a set of nine new tracks, combining original songs with three wisely chosen covers that contextualize and banter with his ideas. At the heart of the album is a three-part piece, “Salt (in the Wounds) of the Earth,” that Thile premiered during a fall 2018 composer’s residency at Carnegie Hall. The piece was inspired by C.S. Lewis’s The Screwtape Letters.

 

A full schedule of upcoming events at The Capitol Theatre as well as tickets can be found at www.capitoltheatreflint.com.

 

The Whiting & Capitol Theatre, under the management of the Flint Institute of Music, are member organizations of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation and are dedicated to bringing the performing arts to the community. The Flint Cultural Center Corporation and The Flint Institute of Music are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and equal opportunity employers providing programs and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex or handicap.

 

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