Punch Brothers to Kick Off Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series


  • Courtesy of Oberlin College
A bluegrass ensemble fronted by talented mandolin player Chris Thile, the Punch Brothers, a group that also includes Oberlin graduate Chris Eldridge on guitar, will open the 2017-18 Artist Recital Series with an 8 p.m. performance in Finney Chapel on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Since 2013, Punch Brothers have been in residence at Oberlin in the conservatory’s American Roots Residency program, which actor-comedian Ed Helms, a 1996 grad, established. The group has conducted master classes and performances. It’s also held listening parties and off-the-cuff jam sessions on campus.

Tickets for the concert cost $35 ($30 for seniors, members of the military, and Oberlin faculty, staff, and alumni, and $10 for all students).

An Oberlin tradition since 1878, the Artist Recital Series is one of the oldest continuing concert series in the United States. Since its inception, more than 1,000 musicians, conductors, orchestras and chamber ensembles have performed at historic Finney Chapel as part of the series.

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