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O'Connor, Mark - Olympic Reel for Violin and Folk Instrument - Violin - Digital Download

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O'Connor, Mark - Olympic Reel for Violin and Folk Instrument - Violin - Digital Download | MO139BDD

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Olympic Reel (for violin) composed by Mark O'Connor was written in early 1996 for the Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta, GA. It was premiered at the closing ceremonies before 100,000 people in the Olympic Stadium, with 10,000 world-class athletes from around the world in attendance, as well as 3.5 billion people from the television viewing audience.

Mr. O'Connor wanted to write a fiddle tune that brought celtic sounds from Europe mixed in with the American folk music to give an international flavor to the style. One of Mr. O'Connor's friends and colleagues, Natalie MacMaster, was the artist to first record this music on CD, and whe subsequently asked the composer to join her in a version that accommodated both of them on fiddles. The result was fiddle fireworks, Olympic style!

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Title: Olympic Reel for Violin and Folk Instrument
Composer: Mark O'Connor
Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Instrumentation: Violin, Folk Instrument
Parts Included: Violin Part
Pages: 4 Pages
Format: Digital Download
Additional Notes: Folk instrument could be guitar, mandolin, etc.

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Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.

After recording a series of albums for Rounder and Warner Bros including his multiple Grammy-winning New Nashville Cats, his recordings for Sony Classical with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey sold a million CDs and gained O'Connor worldwide recognition as a leading proponent of a new American musical idiom.

Mr. O’Connor’s Fiddle Concerto released on Warner Bros. has become the most-performed violin concerto composed in the last 50 years. On his own OMAC Records label, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recorded his sweeping Americana Symphony while his groundbreaking 9th concerto, The Improvised Violin Concerto was recorded in Boston Symphony Hall. His new touring group, the Mark O’Connor Band consisting of family members (wife, son and daughter-in-law) debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s bluegrass album chart and their first album Coming Home won a Grammy in 2017.

Mr. O’Connor has authored a series of educational books called the O’Connor Method and is now the fastest growing violin method in the country and tens of thousands can credit the O’Connor books for learning how to play stringed instruments. The O’Connor Method features American music styles, creativity, cultural diversity and western classical technical training. Mr. O’Connor currently is artist-in-residence with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, touring nationally with the Mark O’Connor Band and resides in North Carolina with his wife, fellow bandmate and duo partner Maggie O’Connor.

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