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Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas
December 22, 2015
7:30 p.m. | $10 – $65 | All Ages
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
The Grammy Winner’s “Dazzling” and “Elegant” Holiday Reinvention
All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 22nd as part of the acclaimed An Appalachian Christmas tour. The performance features “elegant” (New York Times) interpretations of Christmas classics found on O’Connor’s celebrated album of the same name, which reached the top 20 on three Billboard charts (Bluegrass Albums, Crossover Albums, and Classical Albums) and which American Songwriter called “an absolute delight.”
This will be the third consecutive year that All Classical Portland has partnered with Mark O’Connor to bring his incredibly popular holiday tour to Portland, and the second time presenting it in Portland’s beloved Broadway theater, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. This “infectious mix of roots music” (The Oregonian) packed the house last year and is becoming a favorite holiday tradition for Portland families, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to secure seats!
Several renowned instrumentalists and singers enhance O’Connor “dazzling skill” (Spartanburg Herald-Journal) as both a musician and composer to create this totally unique holiday spectacular: banjoist and vocalist Cia Cherryholmes from the bluegrass band “Cherryholmes;” fiddler and vocalist Carrie Rodriguez; guitarist Joe Smart; bassist Michael Rinne; O’Connor’s son Forrest on mandolin and vocals; and O’Connor’s wife Maggie on fiddle. The ensemble infuses Americana in all that they play, and brings a “warm blend of country, folk and classical to Christmas songs” (Willamette Week) including “Winter Wonderland,” “O Christmas Tree,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”
This special concert is sponsored in part by Bob’s Red Mill, and kicks off All Classical Portland’s annual Festival of Carols, four days of beautiful, uplifting and heartwarming classical music, carefully selected to be the perfect accompaniment to your holiday activities.
All Classical Portland is Portland, Oregon’s classical radio station. Established in 1983, our mission is to advance knowledge of and appreciation for classical music; to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form; to reflect the spirit of the Pacific Northwest; and to foster integrity, quality, and innovation in all that we do