Violinist Gregory Harrington @ The Irish Center
June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
About this event
On June 10th, 2022, Gregory Harrington performs an intimate evening of music at the Irish Center SF. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale on Monday, March 28 at 10 AM, with a $5 early-bird discount through April 8, 2022.
The evening will journey from the culture of Ireland’s rich traditional music and ballads to the incredibly love songs from opera, jazz standards, film scores and rock songs ranging from “Shenandoah” and “The Parting Glass” to Puccini’s “O mio babbino Caro”, Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye”, U2’s “All I want is You” and many in between.
“Harrington is a throwback to the rich lyrical strings sounds that evoke the melodic swing of Stephane Grappelli on an alluring session.” ~ Jazz Weekly
“Spellbinding, world class..” (JazzCorner) and “his musicianship is truly one of a kind” (INK 19) & “meticulous musicianship” (Take Effect) are just some of the accolades that Gregory Harrington received upon the recent debut of his new album, “Without You.”
Gregory Harrington Bio:
Born in Dublin and based in New York City, violinist Gregory Harrington is redefining the classical virtuoso for the 21st century. His unique ability to transform popular jazz, rock and pop music into brand new violin concert pieces has enthralled audiences around the world. As noted by critics, Mr. Harrington juxtaposes Bach and Bob Dylan, Beethoven and Leonard Cohen, Radiohead and Johnny Cash to staggering effect. As a performer/arranger with orchestra or his performing groups, Harrington’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, having released 4 critically acclaimed albums to date. On stage, his transcriptions of iconic songwriters, classical masterworks and film score greats have all received acclaim in performance and on recordings. His fourth album Without You, was released in June 2019 and comprises 11 emotionally charged tracks of reimagined pop and jazz love songs for jazz quartet. In November 2020, he released a recording of Philip Glass’ music with the Janacek Philharmonic and conductor Mark Shapiro which debuted at #3 in the Billboard Charts. This CD includes his own arrangement of the “Hours Suite” (based on the Oscar-nominated score) and the Violin Concerto No. 2 “American Four Seasons”.
Today, Harrington is one of Ireland’s most recognized artists, having performed all over the world as soloist with many orchestras such as the San Diego Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Mexico City Philharmonic, RTE Concert Orchestra and the Janacek Philharmonic under Thomas Wilkins, Robert Houlihan, Mariusz Smolij and Mark Shapiro amongst others. He was invited by NBC LIVE to open the St Patricks Day Parade on 5th Avenue in New York and has performed anthems for iconic sports teams including the Green Bay Packers to at Lambeau Field and the Irish Rugby team at Soldier Field.
He performs on a 2007 Stefan-Peter Greiner violin.
For more about Gregory Harrington, visit his website: gregoryharrington.com