For the first time in nearly a decade, the “Goat Rodeo” supergroup comprised of Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, Chris Thile on mandolin, and featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, will reunite this summer at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). On August 10, 2020, the supergroup will make its SPAC debut, and the five musicians will showcase their combined talents live on stage.
Experience All-New Music at “Not Our First Goat Rodeo”
SPAC will present “Not Our First Goat Rodeo” featuring the acclaimed supergroup as part of their 2020 summer season of events. In 2011, these musicians came together to make The Goat Rodeo Sessions, a collaborative, Grammy-winning album with a mix of Appalachia, Chinese, classical, Celtic, and jazz influences. The album was the first step in the groundbreaking collaboration between this astounding group of virtuosos.
On August 10, “Goat Rodeo” will reunite to perform a collection of all-new music, accompanied by a new album that will be released in spring 2020 by Sony Masterworks. “Not Our First Goat Rodeo” will highlight the supergroup’s diverse traditions and experiences as they create a compelling sound that is both global and American.
In a press release, SPAC CEO & President Elizabeth Sobol said, “Saratoga audiences love Yo-Yo Ma for his stunning concerto performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra, but this is the first time they will experience the classical, bluegrass, jazz and folk-inspired ‘Not Our First Goat Rodeo’ with an incredible group of collaborators, each a star in their own right.”
Tickets for the concert will go on sale to the public starting March 9 at 10:00am. General admission tickets will cost $34 for the lawn and $43-$113 for amphitheater seating.