Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer on rooftop

Saturday, September 27, 2014, 8:00 pm
Bass Concert Hall
$36 - $48

Presented in partnership with KUTX

Chris Thile, mandolin
Edgar Meyer, bass

Mandolinist/composer Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, and bassist/composer Edgar Meyer will team up again in Fall 2014. These two MacArthur Fellows will cross traditional boundaries in a diverse program of largely original music. The duo has collaborated on several critically acclaimed projects including the Grammy-­‐winning Goat Rodeo Sessions (2011), a recording of original compositions (2008, Nonesuch Records) and, most recently, Chris Thile’s 2013 solo recording, Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. 1, produced by Meyer. The duo’s next recording of new original materials will be released in 2014 on Nonesuch Records.

“...[Thile and Meyer] enact a busy dialogue between bluegrass and classical music, with blinding displays of dexterity as well as stretches of pop-like lyricism.”
The New York Times

“[Edgar Meyer is] the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively unchronicled history of his instrument”
The New Yorker

“The bass seemed more Mr. Meyer’s partner than his tool…His versatility should be celebrated.
The New York Times

“The most impressive musicians are often versatile, but few match the breadth of the brilliant mandolinist Chris Thile.”
The New York Times

Thile is an astonishing exponent of his instrument; every note is charged with musical feeling way beyond that of a mere technician.”
Los Angeles Times


Pre-Show Loft Event
The Cordova Quartet will be in the Loft between 6:30 and 8:00 pm prior to the show. Enjoy some great music and snacks! Free for all students.

Thile & Meyer Website
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Edgar Meyer Website

The University requires all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to pay for parking on campus. Please be aware when you come to a performance that UT parking has changed and new signage has been posted in regards to the changes. All parking on campus – both ADA and non-ADA requires a permit or payment of fees – this does include the ADA on Robert Dedman Drive. Patrons to the Texas Performing Arts complex are encouraged to park in university parking garages or LBJ surface lots. A discounted parking rate of $6 can be purchased on-line at: The discounted parking is only available online until 10pm, the day prior to an event. Please read signs carefully.

$12 Event Parking is also available for purchase in person on the day of your event at the entrances to the surrounding surface lots and garages.

Valet parking will be available for $21.

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