On Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at 7:00 pm, at UC Berkeley’s Hertz Hall, violinist-composer Dan Flanagan presents The Bow and the Brush: an evening of 20 solo violin compositions, accompanied by projections of visual art from Flanagan’s personal collection.
Featuring works by composers Libby Larsen, Nathaniel Stookey, Jim Stephenson, Trevor Weston, José González Granero, Peter Josheff, Linda Marcel, David Mecionis, Jessica Mays, Catherine Neville, Evan Price, Cindy Cox, Edmund Campion, Shinji Eshima, Maija Hynninen, Jacques Desjardins, Emily Onderdonk, Michael Panther, and Dan Flanagan.
With music directly inspired by paintings, pastels, mixed media, and sculptures, the program highlights pieces by Raffaëlli, Guillaumin, Pinchon, and living artists including Paul Gibson, Nikki Vismara, and Elaine Pratt.
The concert serves as a CD release party for Flanagan’s upcoming solo album, The Bow and the Brush, slated for release on MSR Classics, with visual video accompaniment of the art to be uploaded to YouTube. All of the musical works are Berkeley premieres; works by Stephenson and Mecionis will be West Coast Premieres; and works by Neville, Weston and Flanagan (“Timeless”) will be World Premieres.
Tickets are $5-16 and are available at events.berkeley.edu. Hertz Hall is located at 101 Cross-Sproul Path on the campus of UC Berkeley.
Celebrated for his exquisite violin tone and stellar musicianship, Flanagan brings his enthusiasm for music and art to Hertz Hall. The program includes three of Flanagan's own compositions alongside several commissioned works written by 18 celebrated living New Music composers. This concert is part of Flanagan’s current tour, taking The Bow and the Brush to audiences in the United States and across Europe.