Mark O’Connor’s “An Appalachian Christmas” Featuring the O’Connor Band – 7pm
About Mark O’Connor’s “An Appalachian Christmas” Featuring the O’Connor Band – 7pm
A product of America’s rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor’s creative journey began at the feet of two musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist Stephanie Grappelli, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O’Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied, including folk and Americana music, alongside classical, swing jazz, progressive bluegrass and acoustic pop.
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