Mark and the O’Connor Band seamlessly combine elements from folk, bluegrass and classical traditions to create “heavenly” (Associated Press) interpretations of Christmas classics that transcend genre and have universal appeal. Family friendly and conjuring all the magic of this special time of year, you won’t want to miss this annual Portland tradition! This will be the fifth consecutive year that All Classical Portland has partnered with Mark O’Connor to bring his incredibly popular holiday tour to Portland. Family friendly and conjuring all the magic of this special time of year!
Winners of the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, The O'Connor Band consists of Mark on violin, his wife Maggie on violin and vocals, his son Forrest on mandolin and vocals, Forrest’s fiancée Kate on violin and vocals, and family friends Geoff Smart on bass and National Flatpick Guitar Champ Joe Smart. The band delivers stunning vocal harmonies, classic covers, and sophisticated instrumentals with a fresh sound that has won over fans of every musical style. This year's show also features a number of Portland premieres from the O'Connor Band's new and highly acclaimed album, "Coming Home."