Multi-talented mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Live From Here) curated the current season of NY Phil’s The 65th Street Session, about which he says, “You will hear musicians in their respective elements, and hear those same musicians combining those elements into something new. That is where the magic of living in a city like New York is centered.” There’s one upcoming event right now, happening at the Wu Tsai Theater at David Geffen Hall on Tuesday, November 28 (rescheduled from May 9). Joining Thile will be Vulfpeck and The Fearless Flyers guitarist Cory Wong, The Late Show Band bandleader Louis Cato, and singer-songwriter and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello. You can get tickets now, starting at $38.
Thile also has episodes of his acoustic musical variety show, “The Energy Curfew Music Hour,” hosted by him and Punch Brothers, coming up at NYC’s Minetta Lane Theatre on November 15 and December 2, 6, and 10. He writes, “In conjunction with the Non-Essential Electronics Buyback Program, the US Department of Arts and Waste Management proudly presents: ‘The Energy Curfew Music Hour,’ a FULLY ACOUSTIC musical variety show hosted by Chris Thile and Punch Brothers, who will welcome an eclectic array of special guests for an energy-efficient evening of collaborative revelry you won’t want to miss. The show will be broadcast via Connectwork precisely 60 minutes before Energy Curfew, the perfect way to celebrate as you prepare for your weekly 24 hour break from the grid!”