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Mark O'Connor

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Concerts

Mark O'Connor

January 3, 2011 The violinist and composer never stays in one place long. Here, he plays with his jazz band.

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Studio Sessions

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July 5, 2013 The violinist joins host Michael Feinstein to play Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" and more.

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November 21, 2007 Composer and fiddler Mark O'Connor joins forces with talented young musicians in San Antonio, Texas.

Interviews & Profiles

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April 26, 2010 American Mark O'Connor is trying to change the way young people learn how to play the violin.

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March 20, 2009 Hear the folk fiddler's symphonic take on America's great move west and the music it engendered.

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July 3, 2009 Violinist Mark O'Connor says the song's energy and drive replaces any need for drums or percussion.

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December 9, 2008 A look at 10 classical performers who are reviving the art of improv in both new and old music.

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Mark O'Connor: Americana Symphony

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  • Album: Mark O'Connor: Americana Symphony
  • Artist: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
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  • Released: 2009