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From Bach to bluegrass, mandolinist Thile displays his versatility

Chris Thile
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Chris Thile proved just as adapt at playing Bach as he is at playing bluegrass during his solo mandolin performance at The College of Saint Rose’s Massry Center for the Arts Sunday night. Before a nearly sold-out and enthusiastic audience, the Punch Brothers’ mandolin virtuoso deftly swung between styles and genres, mixing the four parts of Bach’s “Sonata No. 1 in G Minor” in with snatches of old traditional bluegrass material, his own originals and ...

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