The Shedd welcomes master fiddler and composer Mark O'Connor who returns to Jaqua Concert Hall with wife and musical partner Maggie O'Connor.
American Classics identifies the cornerstones of repertoire, style and wonderful diversity of A New American School of String Playing. Mining a huge body of repertoire that has made its impact on American music, the selected tunes and arrangements by Mr. O'Connor represent stylistic importance, pedagogical value and have timeless appeal. The program offers a broad and interconnecting collection of American music through violin/fiddle solos and duos, with additional music by Mr. O'Connor on guitar. Audiences will find themselves inspired by the songbook of America as they have never heard it before.