The Listening Room – Gregory Harrington
This concert will offer a distinctive crossover performance of classical and popular music, from the likes of Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, U2, Jimmy Hendrix, and The Cranberries – deftly presented by one of Ireland’s most recognized violinists. Gregory and ASO’s chamber ensemble will synthesize traditional ballads, classical masterpieces, and modern rock into a unique and intimate jam session on the strings.
Born in Dublin and based in New York City, violinist Gregory Harrington is redefining the classical virtuoso for the 21st century. As a classical artist, he is admired for the expressive lyricism of his playing, beauty of tone, and impeccable musicianship. His unique ability to transform movie and film scores, popular jazz, rock and pop music into brand new violin concert pieces has enthralled audiences around the world.
As noted by critics, Gregory juxtaposes Bach and Bob Dylan, Beethoven and Leonard Cohen, Radiohead and Johnny Cash to staggering effect. As a performer/arranger with orchestras and his performing groups, Gregory’s cross-cultural and wide-reaching appeal has brought him to perform for Presidents and Vice Presidents, celebrities, heads of state, the United Nations and millions of music fans around the globe.
In 2006 he founded a record label, Estile Records, and has released 4 critically acclaimed albums to date. In November 2020, he releases a recording of Philip Glass’ music with the Janacek Philharmonic and conductor Mark Shapiro. This CD include’s his own arrangement of the Hours Suite (based on the Oscar nominated score) and the Violin Concerto No. 2 American Four Seasons.
A regular on TV and radio, ha was invited by NBC LIVE to open the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on 5th Avenue in New York, and has performed anthems for iconic sports teams, including the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, and the Irish Rugby team at Soldier Field. Today, Gregory is one of Ireland’s most recognized artists, having performed all over the world as soloist.
- $55 – General Admission