Oct 8, 2024 • 7:30 PM

Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Oct 8, 2024
7:30 PM
Restoration Church
411 S Walsh Dr, Casper, WY 82609
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This concert and outreach with string students are made possible by a gift from Ed and Barbara Mueller.

Mark O’Connor is a seven-time CMA Musician of the Year. From national fiddle, guitar and mandolin championships; to composing a dozen full-scale concertos and symphonies; playing on 450 albums in Nashville during the 1980s; and an impressive million sales of his “Appalachia Waltz” played with Yo-Yo Ma, he has never shrunk from any musical idea he set out to accomplish. Mark returns here as songwriter, guitar-picker, singer and musical producer, not just the fiddler that changed how Nashville thought of the instrument for the better. The evolution was made possible by the compelling performances, musical talents and encouragement of his wife, Maggie.

Mark and Maggie have been existing in an uninterrupted musical collaboration since the day they met ten years ago in 2014. As they were perfecting the finer points of Mark’s American Classical violin duos, it got so good that they decided to get married. The next stage of their musical journey turned into a larger family collaboration for which they each took home a Grammy for playing bluegrass in the O’Connor Band.

Co-Sponsored by the Casper Chamber Music Society and KCWY-13

Partial funding is from Natrona County School District No. 1, the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area, the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming State Legislature, as well as Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Arts Council.