Friday, March 05, 2021

mark o connor

After the concert with Mark O'Connor

Cape Girardeau, Missouri October 2011

Back story....I finished my Master's Degree at Southeast Missouri State University in 2007.  My daughter was considering attending and wanted to see the campus. As a fate would have it, violinist and composer Mark O’Connor, was going to be the Gala Season Opener.  In addition, my daughter’s former high school concert band mate, Cody Jinkerson, had trumpet solos in Billy the Kid by Aaron Copeland and Americana by Mark O' Connor. On our way to the campus the sky provided three rainbows for our traveling pleasure.How often does that happen? It was a wonderful performance by Mr. O’Connor and he was joined by the gifted cellist Patrice Jackson.  At the end of the concert I was fortunate enough to meet Mr. O'Connor. For more on Mr. O'Connor's music:


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