December 18, 2011 5:59 PM

Review | Mark O’Connor and string ensemble spread holiday cheer at Folly

Mark O’Connor, a virtuosic musician, prolific composer and dedicated educator, has redefined the American fiddle by taking the violin beyond its strict genre delineations and blending its associated music styles. The ensemble showcased this variety, performing selections off O’Connor’s latest album, “An Appalachian Christmas,” on Saturday night at the Folly Theater.

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