R. E. M. bassist goes touring with classical soloist

Some way beyond crossover, the former R. E. M. rock group bassist Mike Mills is going on tour with violinist Robert McDuffie and the chamber orchestra Fifth House Ensemble.

The musicians are boyhood friends whose tastes are converging. Mills is reaching back to his symphony-going childhood while McDuffie says he’s bored of playing the circuit of Beethoven and Tchaikovsky concertos.

There’s a very nice feature on them in Rolling Stone.

Meantime, here’s a taster.

For those in the biz, it’s a CAMI tour.

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