LIVE: Sharon Isbin & Mark O’Connor @ The Egg, 3/14/10

March 18th, 2010, 4:01 pm by Greg

Sharon Isbin

Classical guitarist Sharon Isbin was immediately embraced by the audience’s loud, enthusiastic applause as she walked out onto The Egg’s Swyer Theatre stage.

But within seconds after she sat down and put her instrument across her lap, it was so quiet you could hear a pin drop – and if one had, it would have echoed in that anticipatory silence like a steel girder falling at a construction site. With a smile, she launched into a passionate interpretation of a Spanish composition associated with the great classical guitar legend, Segovia.

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Mark O’Connor, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

March 12th, 2010, 3:20 pm by Greg

“Well, my mom really started buying me albums before I really knew to buy albums, so that’s kind of a gray area for me.

I remember that my first albums were classical. But when I was eight or nine years old, I discovered Doug Kershaw and Johnny Cash, and my mom started buying their albums for me.

We both liked those two artists quite a lot.”

Genre-smashing violinist Mark O’Connor teams up with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin in concert at The Egg in Albany at 3pm Sunday.

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