Clayton Center presents Mark O'Connor & Friends, "An Appalachian Christmas"

December 16, 2014
Event By: Clayton Center for the Arts Address: 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway Maryville, TN 37804 Email: info@claytonartscenter.com Phone: (865) 981-8590
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"All Christmas music should be played so elegantly on violin" - Boston Globe "Heavenly" - Associated Press Mark O’Connor says, “Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere.” A product of America's rich aural folk tradition as well as classical music, Mark O'Connor's creative journey began at the feet of a pair of musical giants. The first was the folk fiddler and innovator who created the modern era of American fiddling, Benny Thomasson; the second, French jazz violinist, considered one of the greatest improvisers in the history of the violin, Stephane Grappelli. Along the way, between these marvelous musical extremes, Mark O'Connor absorbed knowledge and influence from the multitude of musical styles and genres he studied. Now, at age 49, he has melded and shaped these influences into a new American Classical music, and a vision of an entirely American school of string playing. As The Los Angeles Times recently noted, he has "crossed over so many boundaries, that his style is purely personal." Tickets on sale August 12, 2014




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City: Maryville, TN
Region: East Tennessee
Subregion: Knoxville & Middle East

Admission Rates:
$23-$43

Discounts:
Senior Citizen Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount, Student Discount

Payment Types Accepted:
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Hours Open:
Box Office is open Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm