Mark O’Connor’s An Appalachian Christmas
December 8, 2022
Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU
“All Christmas music should be played so elegantly on violin,” said the Boston Globe. Mark O’Connor’s eclectic combination of jazz, bluegrass and classical influences carries his vision of an American school of string playing. This much-loved holiday performance, accompanied by his wife, Maggie, and son, Forrest – both award-winning instrumentalists in their own rites – fashions a wondrous mix of instrumental and vocal music in bluegrass and other American music genres. The performance is playful and joyous at points, but come prepared – the December winds won’t be the only chills you’ll feel.