Artspree Presents Mark O'Connor March 28


Mark O’Connor, an acclaimed violinist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 28 in the Center for Performing Arts on the UALR campus as part of the Artspree concert series.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for UALR faculty and staff, free for UALR students, and $10 for non-UALR students.

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O’Connor will also present a lecture and demonstration at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. He will also hold a master class at 3:30 p.m.  in the concert hall.

As a solo recording artist, O’Connor has sold over two-million CDs. His first recording for the Sony Classical record label, “Appalachia Waltz,” was in collaboration with Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer.  The follow-up release, “Appalachian Journey,” won a Grammy Award in February 2001.

His most recent album, “Jam Session,” from April 2010, consists of live acoustic recordings which combine bluegrass and gypsy jazz and features musicians Chris Thile, Frank Vignola, Bryan Sutton, Jon Burr, and Byron House.

He currently serves as an artist in residence at the University of Miami. O’Connor regularly conducts three-day residences at a variety of music programs around the country, giving lectures, demonstrations and workshops. He is also the founder and president of the internationally recognized Mark O’Connor String Camp, which is held each summer at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee and at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.

For more information, contact Artspree at 501.569.3288.

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