The safety of our patrons, staff, and artists is of utmost importance. All visitors coming to Frost Amphitheater must meet at least one of two criteria: 1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR 2) receive a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival onsite. To show proof of vaccination, you must bring a photo ID plus one of the following: 1) vaccine card or a photo of your vaccine card 2) digital COVID-19 vaccine record using the My Vaccine Record App. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated patrons and required for unvaccinated patrons. In accordance with Santa Clara County Public Health, masks are encouraged to be worn by all at crowded outdoor events.
An astounding group of virtuosos – Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Chris Thile on mandolin — reunite live for the first time in nearly a decade. Joined by featured vocalist Aoife O’Donovan, the lively talents of these exceptional artists come together on stage to create a singular sound that’s part composed, part improvised, and uniquely American — music so complex to pull off that the group likens it to a goat rodeo, airplane pilots' nickname for a situation in which many different things need to go right to avoid disaster. In the words of the Los Angeles Times, this concert presents “unlikely musicians on unlikely instruments in concerts ... that [are] part blues, part bluegrass and a smidgen of Bach.”
2011’s Grammy-winning Goat Rodeo Sessions was the first step in this pathbreaking collaboration, producing music that NPR’s World Cafe called “organic yet composed in a way that only four deeply talented, in-tune musicians could make it,” hinting "at Appalachia, Chinese, classical, Celtic, and jazz influences.” Now, the group reunites this summer to perform a collection of all-new music, accompanied by the new album that was released in 2020 by Sony Masterworks. These five musicians’ diverse traditions and experiences intersect to create a compelling sound that is at once global and American, a shared voice that speaks powerfully to the American experience.
Generously supported by Marcia and John Goldman.