An Appalachian Christmas: Mark O'Connnor & Friends

Monday December 09, 2013

Mark O'Connor
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O'Connor says, "Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my "Appalachia" recordings now; 'Appalachia Waltz,' 'Appalachian Journey' and 'An Appalachian Christmas.' My new album features 11 Christmas tracks, as well as several Appalachian-themed songs about a beloved hunting dog, passing a fiddle down through the generations, and offering a new version of "Appalachia Waltz" itself with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, one of my most well-known pieces. A few of my favorite Christmas centerpieces for the album include Renee Fleming’s soprano embraced by a mountain orchestra and fiddle solo, as well as the jazzy style of Jane Monheit with an all acoustic string band. Growing up in the O'Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. And that is the spirit of "An Appalachian Christmas."

Category:

Arts & Culture, Arts & Culture, Live Music, Music, Performing Arts

Hours:

Starts at 7:00pm

Admission Fee/Ticket Price:

$47 - $52

Location:

  • Jabez. S. Hardin Performing Arts Center
  • 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd.
  • Evans, GA

Phone:

(706) 726-0366

Website:

Augusta Amusements Website

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