Mark O'Connor


Franklin Theatre Mon, Feb 13 7:00 PM
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show
Music Genre:Bluegrass
Event Type
Live Performance:Music


Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 59, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.


After recording a series of albums for Rounder and Warner Bros including his multiple Grammy-winning New Nashville Cats, his recordings for Sony Classical with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey sold a million CDs and gained O'Connor worldwide recognition as a leading proponent of a new American musical idiom.


The program for the evening is as follows:


1st set: Music from Mark and Maggie O’Connor.

2nd set: O’Connor will talk about the book, his childhood in music and take questions from the audience.

Post-Concert: book and CD signing

FT Live sponsored by Jackson.