Win Tickets ($20+): Portland 2015 Holiday Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Winning Violinist

We are giving away a pair of tickets to An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on December 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 18.



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From our sponsors:
 Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas
December 22, 2015
7:30 p.m. | $10 – $65 | All Ages
Tickets: portland5.com

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205
(503) 248-4335

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

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48 Responses to Win Tickets ($20+): Portland 2015 Holiday Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Winning Violinist

  1. sally Kuhns December 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    What a beautiful way to spend Christmas time!

    • Ron Bourke December 18, 2015 at 7:58 pm #

      Mark plays with heart and incredible skill. Imlookmforward to this years concert!

  2. Dave G. December 10, 2015 at 6:40 pm #

    Love fiddle music!

  3. Sydney December 10, 2015 at 6:42 pm #

    I’m new to Portland and looking for bluegrass here! I used to live in Austin Texas and Denver Colorado and both have amazing scenes!!! Would love to experience this for Christmas .

  4. Lynn S December 10, 2015 at 10:48 pm #

    I love the violin and would like to take my good friend I used to work with who also enjoys the violin!

  5. Erica Rosser December 11, 2015 at 10:04 am #

    Beautiful. Yes, please.

  6. Nasheena December 11, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    This would make for a fabulous grand daughter & grandma date. Please pick me for these tickets. What a fantastic Xmas gift this would be. Thanks PDX Pipeline!

  7. Ninavolk December 12, 2015 at 9:20 am #

    A wonderful new tradition

  8. Jane Bacchieri December 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    Love the not so traditional approach to holiday music!

  9. Katrina S December 12, 2015 at 11:22 pm #

    Fiddle me a tune
    Pick me a song
    What feeling comes over you?
    With it, strum along

    Sing with the birdies
    Hum with the bees
    Dance as the wind
    Blows through the trees

    I am visiting Vancouver for a bit during the holidays. I would love to go to this show! Celtic fiddle music, bluegrass, and classical guitar are my genres of choice; I LOVE strings! I just got an old banjo and am learning how to play it. Very fun. i would love to spend my visit at this concert!

  10. Katrina S December 12, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

    Fiddle me a tune
    Pick me a song
    What feeling comes over you?
    With it, strum along

    Sing with the birdies
    Hum with the bees
    Dance as the wind
    Blows through the trees

    I am visiting Vancouver for a bit during the holidays. I would love to go to this show! Celtic fiddle music, bluegrass, and classical guitar are my genres of choice; I LOVE strings! I just got an old banjo and am learning how to play it. Very fun. i would love to spend my visit at this concert! I would bring smiles, hugs, a friend (we might even all pitch in for a couple more tickets!), and dancing FEET!

  11. Katrina S December 12, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    Pick me a tune
    Fiddle me a song
    Tell me what you feel
    As you strum along

    Sing with the birdies
    Hum with the bees
    Dance as the wind
    Blows through the trees

    I am visiting Vancouver for a bit during the holidays. I would love to go to this show! Celtic fiddle music, bluegrass, and classical guitar are my genres of choice; I LOVE strings! I just got an old banjo and am learning how to play it. Very fun. I would bring smiles, hugs, a friend (we might even all pitch in for a couple more tickets!), and dancing FEET!

  12. Katrina S December 12, 2015 at 11:41 pm #

    Well I’m very sorry for the compulsive posting… My computer didn’t seem to work for the first two. It tends to freeze and glitch. Anyhow, thanks and Happy Holidays/Winter Season!!!

  13. Jane December 13, 2015 at 4:56 pm #

    I love this kind of stuff!… What a talent!… I want to do things like this more, but lack the funds;)… Share the wealth with me please!:)

    With Gratitude,
    Jane

  14. Jennifer December 13, 2015 at 11:03 pm #

    PICK ME PICK ME!! This sounds so FUN!!

  15. Fawnda December 14, 2015 at 3:54 pm #

    I would love to take my family to this!
    Thanks,
    Fawnda

  16. Justin Zellinger December 14, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    This show sounds great. I’d love to take my daughter and expose her to this type of music. We have an antique banjo and she would possibly be inspired to pick it up and play it after this show. What a fun evening it sounds like.

  17. Rae December 15, 2015 at 12:37 am #

    “Oh My!!! My Mom would Absolutely luv this Beautiful Music!! I know it would Remind Her of her Hometown & going to hear the Music Festivals when she was a Little Girl!~♥

  18. linda ryan December 15, 2015 at 11:52 am #

    I would absolutely LOVE to see the oh so talented Mark O’Connor!

  19. Chris December 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm #

    Sometimes my grass is Blue too…just sometimes. This looks like a lot of fun~!

  20. Jerry Hatch December 15, 2015 at 9:15 pm #

    This will be an amazing show. I would love to be there.

  21. Bill Rice December 15, 2015 at 10:51 pm #

    I love hillbilly music and I love classical music. Mark O’Connor and Bob’s Red Mill know how to celebrate Christmas. I’d like to celebrate with them. Please pick me.

  22. Paul December 16, 2015 at 1:51 am #

    *I would be Ecstatic to Win Tickets to Mark O’Connor & Friends – An Appalachian Christmas!* This would Definitely Make My Wife’s Heart Sing! :) Thank you for the Fabulous Music & Contest!

  23. wallace December 16, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

    Gimme Xmas fiddle! Sounds fantastic and different and I would be appreciative.

  24. Mimi Fonseca December 16, 2015 at 10:28 pm #

    Love Mark O’Connor’s music!

  25. Sarah December 17, 2015 at 9:45 am #

    I play fiddle! Would be nice to see some inspiration!

  26. Linda S December 17, 2015 at 10:40 am #

    This would be fun

  27. Alex December 17, 2015 at 12:09 pm #

    What an amazing show and a great way to celebrate the season. Would love to go.

  28. Anne December 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    They say the violin is the instrument closest to the human voice. Strings rock.

  29. Fia Rose December 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm #

    What a wonderful way to get into the Spirit of the Season! :) I’d love to win! Thank you for this fabulous giveaway!

  30. Michele Coppola December 17, 2015 at 3:20 pm #

    My 76-year-old North Carolina mom is coming to town for Christmas week and this would be the best gift for her…would remind her of the mountains of home… thanks & merry merry!

  31. Melanie December 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

    Please pick me!

  32. Melanie December 17, 2015 at 3:24 pm #

    I’d love to go!

  33. Georgia Hoover December 17, 2015 at 3:39 pm #

    A new way to celebrate all that is Christmas. This would be such a fun evening enjoying incredible music.

  34. sallee December 17, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    sounds like a good time!

  35. Shasha Andrews December 17, 2015 at 4:05 pm #

    I would love to have an excuse to dress up & go to the Schnitz! Mark O’Connor and his Tribe ROCK!!! What an unconventional way to honor the season. Thankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

  36. Regan December 17, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

    Bluegrass is my favorite, this would be so much fun!

  37. johanna December 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm #

    Fiddle Dee Dee!

  38. Nicole December 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    Been feeling a little blue this Christmas season, and seeing one of my favorite musicians play holiday tunes would cheer me right up.

  39. Nola December 17, 2015 at 8:08 pm #

    I’m a fiddler and would LOVE the chance to see Mark in person. What a great show this looks to be. But would I take my daughter who plays banjo? or granddaughter who is just starting to learn to fiddle?

  40. Richard December 17, 2015 at 9:45 pm #

    My friends would love to go.

  41. Jennifer December 17, 2015 at 10:05 pm #

    Christmas fiddle for me too please!

  42. Toby December 18, 2015 at 9:08 am #

    Wow, what a great experience! I would really appreciate going and celebrating the Holidays.

  43. Lisa December 18, 2015 at 9:41 am #

    I’ve never been to the “schnitz” and would love to hear an Appalachian Christmas!

  44. lindy December 18, 2015 at 1:06 pm #

    Sounds awesome! Please pick me! My husband loves listening to the violin, and this can help get him in the Christmas sprit!

  45. Evy Savage December 18, 2015 at 1:59 pm #

    Love fiddle, fiddle music and Mark OConnor is one of the best! It would be great to see him!!

  46. Holly December 19, 2015 at 2:13 pm #

    Consarn it! Ain’t nothin’ better ‘n fiddles an’ Portlan’!

  47. Rachel December 20, 2015 at 8:20 am #

    This sounds amazing! Especially at the schnitzer!!!

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