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Why Noah Fishman ‘16 loves Chris Thile

Feature | Oct 10, 2013 | By Marna Seltzer, Director of Princeton University Concerts
Why Noah Fishman ‘16 loves Chris Thile, Why Noah Fishman '16 love Chris Thile

Why Noah Fishman '16 love Chris Thile

One day last Spring, when the weather was just starting to forecast summer, I looked out my office window and saw a few students playing music in the courtyard.  I leaned out to get a better look and noticed one of the students was playing a mandolin.  We had just announced our 13/14 season that week and my enthusiasm for spreading the exciting news about Chris Thile coming to campus was boundless.  I picked up a copy of our brochure, opened it to the full page spread on Chris Thile and marched out to the courtyard.  After waiting patiently for a break in the improvisition, I introduced myself to the young mandolin player and handed him the brochure.  His eyes said it all.  He was impressed.  "Want to help us spread the word?"  Noah Fishman was on board.  I took his contact information and stored it away for Fall.  On another nice day, this time Fall, Noah generously agreed to share his enthusiasm for Chris Thile on camera...I couldn't have said it better.  

Take a look at the video on the right hand side and be convinced to come hear mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile make his Princeton University debut in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  He'll be playing selections from his most recent CD release on Nonesuch records featuring the solo violin sonatas of Bach, plus other contemporary works.  It's a rare opportunity to hear this repertoire like you've never heard it before played by a virtuoso called "the instrument's brightest star" by the New York Times.  MORE INFORMATION>

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