David Mecionis - Couple au lit - Carnegie Hall premiere, March 25

Mon - March 25, 2024, 8:00 pm


David Mecionis - Couple au lit - Carnegie Hall premiere, March 25

David Mecionis announces the Carnegie Hall premiere of his new piece for solo violin, to take place Monday, March 25, 2024. The piece was specially selected for a series called The Bow and The Brush, conceived by violinist Dan Flanagan. The concert features 20 pieces, each inspired by paintings and drawings in Dan's personal collection. Each artwork will be presented. This event has been rescheduled from 2022.

Mecionis's work is based on one of the lesser-known paintings of French Impressionist Jean-Louis Forain, Couple au lit. Two figures emerging from a wan, nearly monochromatic palette, one as if in troubled sleep and the other inexplicably upright. The impression is uncanny, weird, enigmatic, charged with a tension vacillating between tranquility and danger, normality and nightmare. The composer aimed to express this element of ambiguity and eldritch atmosphere, to borrow a signature Lovecraftian term.  (See the painting here).  

Flanagan is concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, West Edge Opera, and Instructor of Violin at University of California, Berkeley. Flanagan performs on an ex-Spalding Vuillaume instrument.

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Monday, March 25, 2024

Tickets start at $44 ($35 + $9 fee)
Student and Senior Discount Tickets Available at the Box Office, or contact the composer.

Program listings include works by Works by Libby Larsen, Nathaniel Stookey, James Stephenson, Trevor Weston (NY Premiere), Shinji Eshima, Jose Gonzalez Granero, Cindy Cox, Edmund Campion, Linda Marcel, David Mecionis, Catherine Neville (NY Premiere), Peter Josheff, Maija Hynninen, Evan Price, Jacques Desjardins, Jessica Mays (NY Premiere), Michael Panther (NY Premiere), and Dan Flanagan (World Premiere).

On March 11, the work will be performed in San Francisco as well.