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'String' it out


Active in bluegrass, jazz and country, Mark O’Connor plays the fiddle, violin, mandolin, mandola and guitar.

Ryan Querbach June 29th, 2011

Two-time Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor stops in the metro Sunday to stage his “American String Celebration.”

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The 7:30 p.m. show is being held in conjunction with the holiday weekend at the relatively new Armstrong Auditorium, 14400 S. Bryant in Edmond.

Although O’Connor delves into a number of styles with his compositions, Shane Granger, Armstrong Auditorium house manager, said that the fiddle remains the focus of the performance.

“They’re going to basically go through an American journey of the fiddle,” Granger said. “It’s a very American music type of celebration, which is why we thought it was great for the Fourth of July weekend.”

O’Connor will be joined onstage by a collective of talented artists, whom he selected.

Granger said that the show should be a lot of fun for the whole family, citing the fact that the collective performs some well-known songs, like Charlie Daniels’ classic “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

“They’re also, in addition to just being entertaining, they’re just really great,” Granger said. “Mark O’Connor is a virtuoso on the fiddle.”

Tickets are $20 to $45. For more information, call 285-1010 or visit armstrongauditorium.org. —Ryan Querbach

 
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