Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas Tour | Visit Stockton
201915Dec

Mark O'Connor's An Appalachian Christmas Tour

Admission: $12.75 to $62.75

Location: Warren Atherton Auditorium

CA 5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207

Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Contact: Stockton Symphony Association
Email: pwest@stocktonsymphony.org
Phone: (209) 951-0196

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O’Connor says, “Appalachia is the original melting pot of our country featuring more diverse styles of American music than just about anywhere. 

This theme makes for what is a trilogy of my “Appalachia” recordings now, ‘Appalachia Waltz, ‘Appalachian Journey’ and ‘An Appalachian Christmas.’ My album features 11 Christmas tracks, as well as several Appalachian-themed songs about a beloved hunting dog, passing a fiddle down through the generations, and offering a new version of ‘Appalachia Waltz’ itself with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, one of my most well-known pieces.

A few of my favorite Christmas centerpieces for the album include Renee Fleming’s soprano embraced by a mountain orchestra and fiddle solo, as well as the jazzy style of Jane Monheit with an all acoustic string band. Growing up in the O’Connor musical household, Christmas time was a wondrous mixture of Christmas carols, fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music.

And that is the spirit of ‘An Appalachian Christmas.