Béla Fleck & Chris Thile – Interlochen Arts Festival – July 14, 2016
Bluegrass icon Béla Fleck and Chris Thile, a modern master of the mandolin and MacArthur “Genius Grant” winner, come together onstage at Interlochen for an evening of essential American bluegrass. This powerhouse performance is sure to delight music fans of all ages.
Fleck, the world’s premier banjo player, has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations.
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. He has performed at Interlochen numerous times, including the 2009 debut of a concerto he composed for mandolin and orchestra, titled Ad astra per alas porci.
Two of the world’s premier plucked-string instrumentalists collaborate in this one-of-a-kind performance.
July 14, 2016 – 8:00pm