Great Barrington, MA: Mahaiwe Performing Arts presents two groundbreaking young American musicians, singer/mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile and pianist Brad Mehldau, in a rare performance as a duo on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00pm. Both are virtuosos who boldly mix their respective areas of expertise – bluegrass and jazz – with influences from Radiohead to Bach. Now these kindred spirits combine their dazzling imaginations in an evening of classical transcriptions, pop covers and original songs.
Thile is a mandolinist and composer, Mehldau a lyrical jazz piano voice with the same wide range of musical interests. They join together for a rare evening that could go anywhere in the musical spectrum.