November 22, 2017

All Classical Portland is pleased to bring Mark O’Connor to Portland this Holiday Season for two amazing events!

  • An Appalachian Christmas Concert, perfect for the whole family
  • A three day intensive seminar for music teachers on The O’Connor Method for Strings

See below for more details!

Three Day Teacher Training Seminar Dec 20-22: O’Connor Method for Strings

Mark O’Connor has authored a method for Violin, Viola, Cello and String Orchestra consisting of sequenced tunes, and exercises, theory, history and ear training. The Seminar will cover Books I and II as well as Orchestra Book I, taught by veteran string teacher Melissa Tong. Thanks to Portland State University School of Music for their partnership in hosting this seminar at Lincoln Hall.


Registration fee of $295 will include:

  • 3-Day Intensive Seminar Dec 20, 21, 22, 2013
  • 1.5 hour Lecture & Demo with Mark O’Connor
  • Ticket to see An Appalachian Christmas on Friday, December 20th
  • O’Connor Method Books I and II
  • O’Connor Method Certification and listing on www.oconnormethod.com

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Questions? Prefer to pay by check? Get in touch with Andrea Rennie: andrearennie@allclassical.org, or 503.802.9406

Event Flyer – print and share with your colleagues!

O'Connor Seminar Flyer PDX Dec 2013

Holiday Concert: An Appalachian Christmas with Mark O’Connor & Friends

Join us Friday, December 20th at The Scottish Rite in Portland for a fantastic holiday experience! With all the hustle and bustle associated with this time of year, it’s a real joy to find something as simple and pure as this holiday offering from Mark O’Connor.

Joined on this tour by Carrie Rodriguez, Cia Cherryholmes, Forrest O’Connor, Joe Smart, and Kyle Kegerreis, Mark O’Connor brings a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass, and other traditional American music to the stage with An Appalachian Christmas.

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This concert is selling out around the U.S. – reserve your seats today!


Tickets via phone: 1-800-838-3006

All Classical members save $5 – call the station at 503.943.5828 or email andrearennie@allclassical.org to get your special event password!


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Photo: Andrea Rennie

Andrea Rennie

Chief Operating Officer