Win Tickets ($36): All Classical Portland presents Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Award Winning Violinist, Portland Holiday Music

We are giving away a pair of tickets to All Classical Portland presents Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on December 14. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, December 12.


From our sponsors:
Mark O Connor & FriendsAll Classical Portland presents
Mark O’Connor’s
An Appalachian Christmas

December 14, 2016
7:30 p.m.
$18-$105 | All Ages
More info:

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

featuring the O’Connor Band with special guest Nancy Ives

“With all the hustle and bustle associated with this time of year, it’s a real joy to find something so simple and pure as this holiday offering from Mark O’Connor.”- The Daily Local News, PA

All Christmas music should be played so elegantly on violin” – Boston Globe

All Classical Portland presents Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Wednesday, December 14th as part of the acclaimed An Appalachian Christmas tour. Mark and the O’Connor Band bring together elements from folk, bluegrass and classical traditions to create “heavenly” (Associated Press) interpretations of Christmas classics that feel both modern and nostalgic. Special guest Nancy Ives, principal cellist with the Oregon Symphony, will perform cello parts originally crafted by Yo-Yo Ma. This “infections mix of roots music” (The Oregonian) is now an established holiday tradition for Portland families. Don’t miss your opportunity to secure seats!

Tickets cost $18-$105 and are available through the Portland’5 website, at Donors to All Classical Portland receive a $5 discount on all ticket purchases.

Sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill, this special concert kicks off a month of seasonal holiday music including All Classical Portland’s annual Festival of Carols, December 22nd to 24th: 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. For more information, visit

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36 Responses to Win Tickets ($36): All Classical Portland presents Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Grammy Award Winning Violinist, Portland Holiday Music

  1. Cherie December 6, 2016 at 6:11 am #

    Would LOVE to see this!

  2. Chris Webb December 6, 2016 at 7:58 am #

    Another great way to spend the holidays!

  3. Aleks December 6, 2016 at 10:16 am #

    Love classical!

  4. AJ December 6, 2016 at 10:41 am #

    This sounds like a lot of fun.

  5. molli taylor December 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm #

    i love violin music and would love to take my violinist friend who is visiting

  6. Luke Dumyahn December 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm #

    Would love to go to this with my wife! Love this kind of music!

  7. Afton December 6, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    Sounds like so much fun!

  8. Edie December 6, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Definitely a fun time — would love to go!

  9. An December 6, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    A true bi-coastal holiday – love it! Plus the (progressive!) N.C.-born and bred bro-in-law will gift me points for good taste

  10. Mauraborealice December 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm #

    Ahhhh, this will be beautiful! Hope to be there….

  11. Jennifer December 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Yaaaas yaaaas yaaaaaaaas please!

  12. mark fields December 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm #

    I will Love to win this AWESOME show!!!

  13. Brad December 6, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    My wife LOVES Christmas music!

  14. Lisa December 6, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    I would love to go to a Christmas show this year and this looks awesome.

  15. Alicia December 6, 2016 at 9:21 pm #

    I can feel myself dancin’ already!

  16. Dave G. December 6, 2016 at 10:15 pm #

    Aww Fiddle sticks!

  17. Robert Trombley December 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm #

    Sounds like a swell time!

  18. M. L. December 7, 2016 at 12:08 pm #

    This sounds lovely!!!

  19. J.B. December 7, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Mark O’Connor!

  20. Brittanie McGurk December 7, 2016 at 11:14 pm #

    This sounds like fun!

  21. Rachel Storo December 8, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    Music to brighten and lift up one’s spirit when it is so cold and bleak! This music makes me happy. Great Americana.

  22. Sarah G December 8, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    This sounds beautiful. I loved the arrangement played at President Obama’s inauguration.

  23. Robin December 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    I attended this show several years ago, would love to take my 93 year old mother to this year’s event.

  24. Dee December 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm #

    I would love to go!

  25. Bob December 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm #

    Such a talented musician! Sounds like a delightful show!

  26. Jessica F December 8, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    I miss the sweet soul of Appalachia this time of year.

  27. Heidi December 8, 2016 at 6:59 pm #

    These would be enjoyed with my nephew, a young aspiring violinist.

  28. Valerie December 8, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    What a unique concert for the season.

  29. Rachel December 8, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    I’ll be in town for business and would absolutely love to see this show!

  30. Georgia Hoover December 9, 2016 at 8:38 am #

    A new way to enjoy Christmas, with the music and stories of Appalachian. Simplified Christmas.

  31. Karen C December 9, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    Beautiful celebration of Christmas!

  32. Andrea December 9, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    I’ve never been to a Christmas/holiday music event and would love to go as I’m a big fan of the orchestra. This sounds like an awesome event to take my mom to that we’d both enjoy!! :)

  33. Kathy December 9, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    I would like to win so that I can take my 79 year old friend.

  34. Bianka December 9, 2016 at 10:36 am #

    I would love to go to this!

  35. Bogdan December 9, 2016 at 11:45 am #

    I would love to go!

  36. Lyubov December 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm #

    Love music and Christmas time around here. It is always fun.

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