Michael Butterman, Conductor
The Indigo Girls broke onto the scene with Billboard hits including Closer to Fine and Galileo. The Grammy-winning folk-rock duo has sold more than 12 million records and has four platinum albums. For this performance, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Indigo Girls come together for one unique evening of tight-knit harmonies. Founded in 1949, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra has performed at Carnegie Hall and has appeared on Performance Today.
Chris Thile, of Punch Brothers, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses progressive bluegrass, classical, rock, and jazz, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. On this new program, he draws from his new Bach recording, while also exploring his own compositions and contemporary music.
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If you would like to learn more about the artist, please join us for a free pre-performance discussion at 6:45 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in the Friends of Music Room.
Banjo superstars Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn will play a mix of traditional and original songs they’ve developed together. Fleck has been nominated in more categories than anyone in Grammy history, and has won 14 times. The evening will also feature a performance by the Del McCoury Band. The legendary McCoury, also a Grammy winner, is a member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame and recently celebrated his 50th year in the music industry.
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