Chris Thile has been selected to curate The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' American Strings: A Tradition of Innovation. Here's a word from Chris:
"Intuitive and learned approaches to music-making have often been considered mutually exclusive, but increasingly, the world's most exciting music is being made via an amorphous balance thereof. American Strings is a celebration of this process, and an exploration of how the music that results might help us cope with, and even enjoy, the dizzying fugue of 21st century life."
The festival will run June 20–26 of next year in Washington, DC. You can learn more here: http://bit.ly/1M5P353