Dan Flanagan’s “The Bow and the Brush” in NYC

On Monday, March 25, 2024, at 8 pm, violinist-composer Dan Flanagan (danflanaganviolin.com) makes his Carnegie Hall debut at Weill Hall with The Bow and the Brush (thebowandthebrush.com): an evening of solo violin and Carnegie Hall Premiere compositions. With music directly inspired by paintings, pastels, mixed media, and sculptures from Flanagan’s personal collection, the program highlights pieces by the likes of Raffaëlli, Guillaumin, Pinchon, Pissarro, as well as living artists including Paul Gibson, Nikki Vismara, and Elaine Pratt.

Celebrated for his exquisite violin tone and stellar musicianship, Flanagan brings his enthusiasm for music and art to Weill Hall. Created and conceptualized by Flanagan, the program includes two of his own compositions alongside several commissioned works written by 18 celebrated living New Music composers (with intermission). This concert is the centerpiece of Flanagan’s tour, taking The Bow and the Brush to audiences in the United States and across Europe. Select compositions are included on a critically acclaimed album released on MSR Records, with visual video accompaniment of the art on thebowandthebrush.com. “The intrepid violinist puts on a master class of exemplary technique, insightful interpretations and an immediately felt devotion to canvases of both sound and art.” (James Wegg Review)

Tickets are $35-45 and are available at carnegiehall.org, the Carnegie Hall Box Office at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Carnegie Hall is located at 881 Seventh Avenue in New York City.

WORKS INCLUDE (all Carnegie Hall premieres, some are New York premieres mentioned below):
The Collection / Shinji Eshima / mixed media by Paul Gibson
Raven’s Dance / Linda Marcel / painting by Nina Fabunmi
Pastel Lake (NY Premiere) / Michael Panther / pastel drawing by George Manzana Pissarro
Émergence / Jacques Desjardins / painting by Susan Bostrom-Wong
Blue Swan / Evan Price / sculpture by Sean O’Donnell
Notre Dame au milieu de l’eau et du ciel / Trevor Weston / painting by Albert-Marie Lebourg (NY Premiere)
Into the Light / Cindy Cox / painting by Victoria Veedell
Island / Maija Hynninen / painting by Elaine Pratt
Shadow Breaking / Nathaniel Stookey / painting by Rachel Dwan
An Animated Street in Autumn / Dan Flanagan / painting by Jean-François Raffaëlli
Guillaumin / James Stephenson / pastel drawing by Armand Guillaumin
Same Old Sadness / Peter Josheff / painting by Peter Canty
Splits (Le Grand Ècart) / Edmund Campion / pastel drawing by Ludovic-Rodo Pissarro
And miles to go… (NY Premiere) / Jessica Mays / painting by Albert Malet
Danses (NY Premiere) / Catherine Neville / lithograph by Henri Fantin-Latour
Couple au Lit / David Mecionis / painting by Jean-Louis Forain
LeGato au Chocolat (World Premiere) / Dan Flanagan / painting by Cynthia Alvarez
The Only Way Through is Slow / Libby Larsen / painting by Nikki Vismara
Cadenza II / José González Granero / painting by Robert Antoine Pinchon