World-renowned, award-winning and Billboard-charting Irish crossover violinist Gregory Harrington brings his music to ARTCORE! The evening will journey through personal stories with his arrangements of jazz great Django Reinhardt’s “Minor Swing” to Irish and Irish American ballads “Shenandoah” and “The Parting Glass;” from Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” and Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” to the glorious operatic sounds of Puccini’s “O mio babbino Caro;” and from Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye” to iconic hits by U2 and the Cranberries and many more in between. 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. His wide-reaching appeal has brought him to perform for presidents, celebrities, heads of state, the United Nations, major concert halls and millions of music fans around the globe. A regular on TV and radio, he was invited by NBC to open the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Fifth Avenue in New York and has performed anthems for iconic sports teams.
Partial funding is from Natrona County School District No. 1, the Wyoming Community Foundation – Casper Area, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wyoming Legislature.