Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas
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For a fifth and final year, All Classical Portland presents multi Grammy and CMA Award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor with the Grammy Award-winning O’Connor Band in An Appalachian Christmas at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Friday, December 22nd at 7:30pm.
O’Connor’s prolific career as a classical music composer and legendary bluegrass fiddler is “one of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music,” (The New York Times) having brought about collaborations with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, and James Taylor.
Mark and the O’Connor Band seamlessly combine elements from folk, bluegrass and classical traditions to create “heavenly” (Associated Press) interpretations of Christmas classics that transcend genre and have universal appeal. Family friendly and conjuring all the magic of this special time of year, you won’t want to miss your last chance to experience the magic LIVE! (more…)