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Curator's Note:

The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live combines the talents of four different solo artists, cello virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma, mandolin master Chris Thile, bluegrass fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer, each a Grammy Award winning star in their own right, to create a unique, genre-breaking sound that’s part composed, part improvised and uniquely American. The music is so difficult to pull off, the group likens it to a Goat Rodeo – an aviation term for a situation in which 100 things need to go right to avoid disaster.


The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live is a one-hour primetime concert special, filmed at the House of Blues in Boston, Massachusetts. The evening’s performance is highlighted by an appearance by vocalist Aoife O'Donovan.


Premieres May 25th (check local listings)

Funding for The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live was provided by the WGBH Fund for Music and through viewer contributions to PBS member stations. The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live is a co-production of Sony Classical and WGBH Educational Foundation.


The live concert of the Goat Rodeo Sessions was produced by Celebrity Series of Boston.


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Go behind the scenes, and learn about The Goat Rodeo Sessions Live Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Stuart Duncan, bassist Edgar Meyer and mandolinst Chris Thile combine virtuosity with improvisation in their 2011 album, The Goat Rodeo Sessions, and in their first live performance as a group.

The full length program will air on PBS Friday, May 25 at 9pm (check local listings).

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