Legendary violinist/fiddler, composer, educator and multi-Grammy winning recording artist will be visiting Easton for 2 Events on Saturday, October 20th.
At 7pm, Mr. O'Connor will be performing a special benefit concert with accompanist, Melissa Tong at Jesse Lee Church, 25 Flat Rock Road, Easton, CT.
The acclaimed fiddler and composer has had a career The New York Times calls "one of the most spectacular journeys in recent American music." In addition to his Grammy award winning collaboration with cellist Yo Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer on "Appalachian Journey" , Mark O’Connor is considered one of the greatest collaborating musicians alive today, having performed and recorded
with a wide range of musicians including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Fleming, Wynton Marsalis, Ricky Skaggs and Alison Krauss.
Tickets are $25, please contact Sue Truax at 203-215-9277 or email@example.com to reserve tickets. Proceeds from the event benefit the Jesse Lee Building fund.
Free Seminar for String Educators: Earlier, from 3:00 until 4:30pm, Mr. O'Connor will give a free seminar on his stringteaching method "O'Connor Method" for educators.
With an emphasis on improvisation and collaborative engagement, unique among teaching methods, the O’Connor Method aims to put creativity at the center of teaching music. Using familiar American tunes, with their roots in African, Latino, as well as European music, the goal is to equip the 21st Century Musician with the skills and motivation required to succeed and, more importantly, to contribute to America’s rich and broad musical heritage. “Creative training is
essential . . . and getting kids to fall in love with playing music” is the mantra behind the method, says Mr. O’Connor.
To reserve seats for the free seminar, contact
Sue Truax at (203)215-9277 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.