FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson FEATURED ARTIST: Rick Simpson

November 22, 2017

Posted on October 31, 2017

For a fifth and final year, All Classical Portland presents multi Grammy and CMA Award-winning violinist Mark O’Connor with the Grammy Award-winning O’Connor Band in An Appalachian Christmas at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Friday, December 22nd at 7:30pm.  

O’Connor’s prolific career as a classical music composer and legendary bluegrass fiddler is “one of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music,” (The New York Times) having brought about collaborations with the likes of Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Earl Scruggs, and James Taylor.

Fresh off their Grammy win for the 2017 Best Bluegrass Album, the O’Connor Band combines elements from classical, folk, and bluegrass to create an “Americana” sound that has won over fans of every musical style. Returning to share the stage with Mark and the band this year, Nancy Ives (principal cellist with the Oregon Symphony) will make a special guest appearance performing the cello parts originally crafted by Yo-Yo Ma. Also, to kick off the festivities, virtuosic, Seattle-based trumpeter Allen Vizzutti will offer a festive opening set accompanied by his wife, pianist Laura Vizzutti.

A joyous celebration from start to finish… don’t miss out on your last chance to experience the magic LIVE! 

Tickets cost $18-$105 and are available at portland5.com.

Donors to All Classical Portland receive $5 off all tickets purchased. Check your email for the code, or call (503) 943-5828.

All proceeds benefit All Classical Portland.

Tune in to All Classical Portland on Friday, November 24th at 7pm for a very special broadcast: an hour-long, fully produced program featuring “best-of” selections from last year’s Portland performance of An Appalachian Christmas. This teaser is sure to whet your appetite for the fifth and final show in Portland, this season!