Hingham Public Library: first guitar concert of season coming up

Photo: Golden Classical Music Awards Ceremony; Winners Recital; Winners' Concert and Awards Ceremony; recital photographed: Saturday, November 3, 2018; 1:00 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall; Photograph: © 2018 RICHARD TERRINE. PHOTO CREDIT - RICHARD TERRINE

September 13, 2022 Submitted by the Hingham Public Library

As part of the ongoing concert series presented by Hingham Public Library in partnership with the Boston Classical Guitar Society, talented guitarist and composer Thatcher Harrison will perform live Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Whiton Room as the first concert of the season.

As a guitarist, Harrison plays everything from classical and jazz guitar to fingerstyle and popular/rock guitar. As a composer, he deftly combines influences from many genres of music to create pieces that satisfy both the heart and the mind. Harrison has won 20 prizes in regional, national, and international competitions and was also a winner in the 2019 National YoungArts Foundation Competition.

As a composer, Harrison specializes in what he calls “classical fusion” composition: pieces based in classical composition and performance techniques but with influences from jazz music, rock music, fingerstyle guitar music, film score music, and world music. As a performer, he chooses unconventional and daring programs, oftentimes consisting primarily of his own compositions. Fresh off his concert at the 2021 Boston Guitarfest, Harrison's upcoming concert season will see him expand into the international scene, performing concerts at guitar and music festivals in Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and in Canada.

Harrison has also performed at such notable concert halls as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, and RiverCenter for the Performing Arts as well as in Episode #376 of NPR’s "From The Top" in 2019.

Harrison is currently studying for his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance at New England Conservatory with Eliot Fisk and Jérôme Mouffe, and he also studies privately with flamenco virtuoso Grisha Goryachev and classical guitar virtuoso Scott Borg. Prior to attending the conservatory, he studied with William Riley. No registration is required for this live event, which is free of charge.

The library and the BCGS gratefully acknowledge the support of Coastal Heritage Bank for this season's concert series.

For further information about this event and other library activities for adults and children, visit http://www.hinghamlibrary.org/

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