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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | May 2, 1998
Some people see Mark O'Connor standing in front of a symphony orchestra, bow in hand and his instrument tucked under his chin, and consider him a violinist. Others know him for the solos he has added to dozens upon dozens of country singles and call him a fiddler.There are even those who pay less attention to the type of music he plays than to his extraordinary proficiency on his instrument and dub him a genius, pure and simple.But for the 35-year-old musician, it's all pretty much one and the same.
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April 19, 2009
DEBORAH M. POWELL on April 15, 2009 beloved wife of the late C. Michael Powell; loving mother of Michael F. Powell; daughter of the late Madlin and Earle O'Connor; sister of Audrey and Mark O'Connor and his wife Mary; grandmother of Ashley and Alicia. Also survived by many other relatives and friends and her precious cats. Memorial contributions may be sent to the animal rescue of your choice in her name or if you prefer to her son for much needed support. Online memories may be sent to aoc68 msn.com.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 29, 2000
The latest example of the ever-marketable phenomenon known as "crossover music" hit Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Wednesday evening in the form of Mark O'Connor's Double Concerto for Two Violins. It's a busy, sometimes raucous, piece that attempts to fuse jazz, blues and O'Connor's specialty, country fiddling, into something like a grand, classical concerto. It almost succeeds. The three-movement, roughly half-hour work had a lot going for it in terms of performance. The soloists were the composer himself, who can play rings around many a traditional violinist, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, no slouch herself when it comes to musical showmanship.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | October 14, 2004
Violin fans can double their pleasure Sunday night, thanks to a worthy charity and the mutual respect held by Joshua Bell and Mark O'Connor. The nonprofit organization is Chimes, which serves people of all ages with disabilities throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. For its annual fund-raiser, Chimes is presenting these two popular Grammy Award-winning violinists in a single concert, the first time they've shared a stage like this. "We've certainly crossed paths before," Bell says.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | October 14, 2004
Violin fans can double their pleasure Sunday night, thanks to a worthy charity and the mutual respect held by Joshua Bell and Mark O'Connor. The nonprofit organization is Chimes, which serves people of all ages with disabilities throughout the mid-Atlantic region and beyond. For its annual fund-raiser, Chimes is presenting these two popular Grammy Award-winning violinists in a single concert, the first time they've shared a stage like this. "We've certainly crossed paths before," Bell says.
NEWS
April 19, 2009
DEBORAH M. POWELL on April 15, 2009 beloved wife of the late C. Michael Powell; loving mother of Michael F. Powell; daughter of the late Madlin and Earle O'Connor; sister of Audrey and Mark O'Connor and his wife Mary; grandmother of Ashley and Alicia. Also survived by many other relatives and friends and her precious cats. Memorial contributions may be sent to the animal rescue of your choice in her name or if you prefer to her son for much needed support. Online memories may be sent to aoc68 msn.com.
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December 13, 2003
On December 11, 2003 DOLORES A. (nee Demma) O'Connor, loving wife of Thomas W. O'Connor; beloved mother of Kathleen Kostkowski and her husband Joe, Mary Ridgley and her husband Randy and Mark O'Connor. Also survived by fourgrandchildren. Visitation will be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue on Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with interment in Loudon Park Cemetery. By family request memorial donations may be made to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, 401 N. Broadway, Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21231.
NEWS
June 22, 1993
Joppa woman, 22, hurt when car hits two trees on Green Mountain CircleA 22-year-old Joppa woman was seriously injured after her car struck two trees in Wilde Lake Saturday night, Howard County police said.Dora Jeannette Hiller, of the 100 block of Philadelphia Road, was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was listed in fair and stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.Ms. Hiller was northbound at 6:30 p.m. on Green Mountain Circle, just south of Twin Rivers Road, when her 1982 Toyota Corolla crossed the southbound lane and struck a tree, police said.
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By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | October 1, 1993
BELIEVE IN MEDuff McKagan (Geffen 46052)Want to know how to tell when a rock act has gotten too big for its britches? Just wait for the guys in the back of the band to release solo albums. So if the news that Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan had an album on the way left you thinking "ego trip," that's all right -- provided you don't let that keep you from actually listening to "Believe in Me." Because instead of sounding like the work of a guy who couldn't get his other band to take his songs seriously, "Believe in Me" is as hard-rocking and credible as any recent GNR project.
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By Karin Remesch | April 30, 1998
This week at the MeyerhoffListen to master fiddler Mark O'Connor (pictured) when he performs his blend of jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and classical sounds at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. And today, help kick off the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's three-week festival celebrating "100 Years of George Gershwin" when the Morgan State University Choir, soprano Janice Chandler and other soloists join the orchestra in concerts...
NEWS
December 13, 2003
On December 11, 2003 DOLORES A. (nee Demma) O'Connor, loving wife of Thomas W. O'Connor; beloved mother of Kathleen Kostkowski and her husband Joe, Mary Ridgley and her husband Randy and Mark O'Connor. Also survived by fourgrandchildren. Visitation will be held at the HUBBARD FUNERAL HOME, INC., 4107 Wilkens Avenue on Sunday from 3-5 & 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Philip Neri Catholic Church with interment in Loudon Park Cemetery. By family request memorial donations may be made to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, 401 N. Broadway, Suite 1100, Baltimore, MD 21231.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,SUN MUSIC CRITIC | September 29, 2000
The latest example of the ever-marketable phenomenon known as "crossover music" hit Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Wednesday evening in the form of Mark O'Connor's Double Concerto for Two Violins. It's a busy, sometimes raucous, piece that attempts to fuse jazz, blues and O'Connor's specialty, country fiddling, into something like a grand, classical concerto. It almost succeeds. The three-movement, roughly half-hour work had a lot going for it in terms of performance. The soloists were the composer himself, who can play rings around many a traditional violinist, and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, no slouch herself when it comes to musical showmanship.
FEATURES
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | May 2, 1998
Some people see Mark O'Connor standing in front of a symphony orchestra, bow in hand and his instrument tucked under his chin, and consider him a violinist. Others know him for the solos he has added to dozens upon dozens of country singles and call him a fiddler.There are even those who pay less attention to the type of music he plays than to his extraordinary proficiency on his instrument and dub him a genius, pure and simple.But for the 35-year-old musician, it's all pretty much one and the same.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | April 30, 1998
This week at the MeyerhoffListen to master fiddler Mark O'Connor (pictured) when he performs his blend of jazz, bluegrass, Celtic and classical sounds at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. And today, help kick off the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's three-week festival celebrating "100 Years of George Gershwin" when the Morgan State University Choir, soprano Janice Chandler and other soloists join the orchestra in concerts...
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. D. Considine and J. D. Considine,Pop Music Critic | October 1, 1993
BELIEVE IN MEDuff McKagan (Geffen 46052)Want to know how to tell when a rock act has gotten too big for its britches? Just wait for the guys in the back of the band to release solo albums. So if the news that Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan had an album on the way left you thinking "ego trip," that's all right -- provided you don't let that keep you from actually listening to "Believe in Me." Because instead of sounding like the work of a guy who couldn't get his other band to take his songs seriously, "Believe in Me" is as hard-rocking and credible as any recent GNR project.
NEWS
June 22, 1993
Joppa woman, 22, hurt when car hits two trees on Green Mountain CircleA 22-year-old Joppa woman was seriously injured after her car struck two trees in Wilde Lake Saturday night, Howard County police said.Dora Jeannette Hiller, of the 100 block of Philadelphia Road, was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she was listed in fair and stable condition, a hospital spokeswoman said.Ms. Hiller was northbound at 6:30 p.m. on Green Mountain Circle, just south of Twin Rivers Road, when her 1982 Toyota Corolla crossed the southbound lane and struck a tree, police said.
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By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic | February 2, 2008
It's probably easier to define almost any country's music more easily than ours - so many idioms, so many influences, homegrown and imported. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's latest program on its Explorer Series sensibly focuses on just three elements in American music, creating an entertaining mix. Marin Alsop, one of the best musical tour guides in the business, covers our rich folk and hymn tune traditions with the help of Aaron Copland's timeless...
NEWS
March 5, 2005
On Wednesday, March 2, 2005, HARRY M. TUCKER; beloved husband of Barbara Tucker (nee Conklin); devoted father of Marcy Jones and husband Jeffery, Susan Stack and husband Thomas, Kathy Wheatley and husband Mark, Donna O'Connor; dear pop-pop of Kristina, Michael, Taylor, Samantha, Olivia, and Chase. Relatives and friends are invited to call the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road, (Perry Hall), on Saturday and Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services will be held on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment at Baltimore National Cemetery.
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