Concert

Live From Here with Chris Thile

with guests Broken Social Scene, the Vijay Iyer Trio, Madison Cunningham

Saturday, March 2 at 4:45 pm

State Theatre

Chris Thile playing a mandolin

Live From Here is a live radio variety show hosted by mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile. Live from Here is known for its musical guests, especially folk and traditional musicians, and tongue-in-cheek radio drama.

About Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene are an alternative rock collective – originally founded by Kevin Drew and Brendan Canning at the tail end of the 90s they formed the Broken family with members of Metric, Do Make Say Think and Stars as well as Grammy-nominated Feist. They are one of the most enduring and influential indie groups to come out of the early-aughts, their debut You Forgot It In People largely defined the “indie rock” era coming out of Canada. Across five albums, the band have two gold records, have sold over a million records worldwide, have 8 JUNO Award nominations with 3 wins, and 2 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominations.

2018 saw Broken Social Scene touring their most recent JUNO Award nominated full length release, Hug Of Thunder and 2019 kicks off with All I Want, the lead single from the upcoming Let’s Try The After Vol. 1 EP. In a statement, bandleader Kevin Drew said of the project, “The point is to keep going. We have more to give”.

About Vijay Iyer Trio

By overwhelming consensus, the VIJAY IYER TRIO has become one of the pivotal jazz bands of the twenty-first century. Described as “the best piano trio in jazz today” (Der Spiegel), “the great new jazz piano trio” (The New York Times), “truly astonishing” (NPR), and “the best band in jazz” (PopMatters), the trio makes “cutting-edge music, but always accessible” (The Guardian) – emotionally resonant and deeply interactive, radiating groove and brimming with polyrhythmic detail, rooted in tradition yet truly innovative in style and form. The Trio’s Break Stuff (2015), “the third and best record by Mr. Iyer’s trio” (New York Times) and Iyer’s twentieth release as a leader, was produced by Manfred Eicher for ECM, receiving a coveted five stars in DownBeat magazine, with the German newspaper Die Zeit raving, “This record is very, very, very good… as astonishing as it is intoxicating.”

Vijay Iyer has been voted DownBeat Magazine’s Artist of the Year four times – in 2018, 2016, 2015 and 2012 – and Artist of the Year in Jazz Times’ Critics’ and Readers’ Polls for 2017. Iyer was named a 2017 United States Artists Fellow, a 2013 MacArthur Fellow, and a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist. He holds a lifetime appointment as the Franklin D. and Florence Rosenblatt Professor of the Arts at Harvard University, with a joint affiliation with the Department of Music and the Department of African and African American Studies.

Prices range from $40.00 to $65.00.