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Artists to Curate New Performance Series at Kennedy Center

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The Kennedy Center on Tuesday announced its 2015-16 season. One new series will feature a mix of classic and modern music, and cocktails allowed in the concert hall.
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New Sounds

New Music for Banjo and Mandolin

Thursday, December 18, 2014

New music for banjo and mandolin from the Punch Brothers, Tony Trischka, Avi Avital, Ellipsis, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Jake Schepps, and Yo-Yo Ma.

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New Sounds

New Acoustic Music

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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Soundcheck

12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: Chris Thile, 'Adagio' from Bach's Sonata No. 1 In G Minor

Thursday, December 19, 2013

On Thursday, December 19, download a special live performance of Chris Thile's take on Bach's "Adagio" from the Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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Soundcheck

Revisiting The Bee Gees' Falsetto; Audra McDonald's Homecoming; Chris Thile Plays Bach

Monday, September 02, 2013

In this episode: In his new book, The Bee Gees: The Biography, writer David N. Meyer looks back at the music and legacy of The Bee Gees and its trademark soaring falsetto. 

Actress and soprano Audra McDonald recently starred in Broadway's revival of Porgy and Bess. Now, she's back with her first solo album in seven years, Go Back Home, featuring songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein and Stephen Sondheim, among others. McDonald performs songs from that album in the studio.

And mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile performs the sonatas of Bach.

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Soundcheck

Chris Thile: Bach On Mandolin

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Hear mandolin extraordinaire Chris Thile perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Albums of the Week

New Releases by Chris Thile, the Ying Quartet, Leonidas Kavakos

Sunday, August 11, 2013

There's nothing especially novel about Bach on a Mandolin, but Chris Thile nonetheless dazzles on his new release. We feature it this week along with Leonidas Kavakos and the Ying Quartet.

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New Sounds

New Acoustic Music

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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New Sounds

New Acoustic Music

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Listen to two generations of "New Acoustic Music" - a term "coined" by banjo player Jake Shepps on his Bartok album to describe what he and Chris Thile, Punch Brothers, and the like, do with their mix of old and new music.  Thing is, David Grisman, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, and others were using that exact same term 30 years ago.   We'll hear from all of them on this New Sounds program.

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