Composer and violinist Mark O’Connor will spend the next month teaching and performing at a pair of major music schools on opposite sides of the country. O’Connor takes educating the next generation of musicians seriously – these efforts are in addition to his annual String Camps, where hundreds of students get intensive training and instruction in playing styles from O’Connor and some of the world's finest performers and teachers, each in their specialty area.
On October 21st at 8 p.m, O’Connor will perform a revamped solo violin recital at UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall. It’s the kick off of a year of lectures and concerts O’Connor will conduct in his role as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. He will be giving a series of lectures in the days following the Oct. 21st performance.
From November 17 – 20, O’Connor will be conducting a residency at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. He will be performing his solo violin recital, conducting classes, and lecturing for the string and composition students of professors Ida Kavafian, Jennifer Higdon, and Edgar Meyer (O’Connor will be performing with Meyer at New York’s Carnegie Hall 10/29).
About Mark O’Connor
Mark O’Connor is a composer and violinist whose fluency with both classical and American traditions has made him one of the most acclaimed figures in contemporary music. A true natural talent, Mark O’Connor began recording and touring at only 12 years old. O’Connor is celebrating his 35th anniversary as a recording artist this season with a series of new releases on OMAC Records. OMAC is O’Connor’s own label, distributed through Allegro and IODA.
About The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
With its three outstanding departments of Ethnomusicology, Music and Musicology, The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, aspires to educate the whole student through productive collaborations between performance and scholarship, a cross-cultural, global understanding of the art of music, and preparatory training for a broad range of careers in music after graduation.
Public concerts, lectures, symposia, master classes, and musical theater and opera productions, are a hallmark of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Each department hosts a calendar of events open to the entire community, enriching the lives of both those on stage and those in the audience, and contributing to the quality of life in the city and beyond. For more information, visit: http://www.schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/index.php.