Violinist Mark O'Connor is one of today's most remarkable and versatile musicians. He plays jazz, county, bluegrass, folk and classical. He's also an accomplished guitarist and mandolin player. He's composed a number of orchestral works, including his "Fiddle Concerto" which has become the most-performed modern violin concerto of the last forty years. As an educator, he's developed the O'Connor Violin Method. The thread holding all of O'Connor's musical endeavors together is a distinctly American approach.
Mark O'Connor is in Sioux Falls for a three-day residency with college, high school and beginning music students. He's performing with the Augustana College Orchestra Friday, April 5 at the Orpheum Theater for the final Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues Society concert of the season.