Saturday, June 11, 2016 – 2 p.m.
@ Local 47 Serena Kay & Earl Williams Auditorium
Please join friends and colleagues on Saturday, June 11 at 2 p.m. for a musical, video and personal tribute to Brian O’Connor at the AFM Local 47 Auditorium.
All musicians and friends are welcome to attend our tribute to a great friend, wonderful artist and fearless labor activist. There will be food, drink and surprises.
We are funding this event via donations to the O’Connor Celebration Fund. You may make a donation to the Fund and the event online at www.oconnorfund.com or by writing a check to the O’Connor Celebration Fund (direct deposits online can also be made to: Wells Fargo Routing No. 122000247, Acct 5274345718). No donation is necessary to attend. Any unused funds will be donated to the UCLA Neurosurgery research center.
Marie Matson and the O’Connor Celebration Fund Committee
In Loving Remembrance:
(12/6/1951 – 3/4/2016)
By Marie Matson
Brian O’Connor sincerely loved to play his horn. It was his career, his passion and his life. His pure tone and floating high-range were part of his signature sound, and his majestic horn solos in “Star Trek: First Contact” are known and loved across several generations. (In fact, playing recordings of Brian’s “Star Trek” and other solos in the hospital room got him a lot of extra attention!) Brian made a peaceful transition on March 4, 2016, but his feisty spirit and his vast legacy of recorded and live work will be with us forever. Continue reading
Horn player Brian O’Connor received the Tenacious Bravery Award at UCLA’s Golden Portal Awards July 12, where the two-time brain tumor survivor performed two of the horn solos he originally played on the TV series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Generations.” Photo: Vince Bucci
Renowned horn player, two-time brain tumor survivor Brian O’Connor receives Tenacious Bravery Award from UCLA Medical Center
by Marie Matson and Linda A. Rapka
Internationally recognized French horn player and teacher Brian O’Connor boasts an impressive career. He has recorded more than 2,400 films, numerous television shows and records during his career as a first-call L.A. studio player. He served for seven years as president of the Recording Musicians Association of Los Angeles, and taught French horn at UCLA for 11 years.
But most impressive of all is the strength and bravery O’Connor has shown in overcoming a brain tumor and surgery — twice. Continue reading