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Meeting in Mark O'Connor's Elusive Meadow

Violinist Mark O'Connor (far left) performs with violinists Julia Li and Caeli Smith, and flutist Amber Packard. From the Top hide caption

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Among the many high-profile artists with whom Mark O'Connor has collaborated is American soprano Renee Fleming. For her he wrote the song "The Meadow," about a transformative place where there's hope to meet one's beloved once again. O'Connor and pianist Chris O'Riley perform with From the Top students, including baritone Thomas Shivone. This segment originally aired on Apr. 4, 2007.