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(In Person Only) Music and Mingle: The Bow and the Brush with Dan Flanagan

Tue April 16 @ 19 h 30 - 20 h 30


Join us at a Library Members-only event to make new connections over a concert with orchestral musician, Dan Flanagan.

Finding one’s place in Paris can be challenging. As an expatriate institution, we champion the forging of connections at the Library. This is why we’re delighted to announce Music and Mingle, a Members-only event series.

Members seeking to foster new friendships, build their network, and celebrate the arrival of spring in good company are invited to an evening of solo violin compositions, accompanied by projections of visual art, with violinist Dan Flanagan. With music directly inspired by artwork, the program highlights historic pieces by Pissarro, Rafaëlli, Guillaumin, Pinchon, and living artists including Paul Gibson, Nikki Vismara, and Elaine Prat. Created and conceptualized by Flanagan, the program includes his own compositions alongside several commissioned works written by 18 celebrated living New Music composers, including Libby Larsen, James Stephenson, Trevor Weston, and Nathaniel Stookey, and the concert will feature compositions by contemporary American composers inspired by historical French paintings.

Whether seeking to discover our community for the first time, or to reunite with old friends, join us in celebrating everyone who makes the American Library in Paris a cultural home.

Please note, this event will be in-person only and reserved for Library members.

About the performer:

Dan Flanagan has built a multifaceted career as a soloist and orchestral musician, performing concertos with orchestras in California and recitals throughout the United States and Europe. Flanagan currently serves as Concertmaster of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera, Concertmaster of West Edge Opera, and Instructor of Violin at University of California, Berkeley. The 2023-24 season includes solo recitals at The Center for New Music (San Francisco), Boston University, Carnegie Hall, University of Rome, and The American Library in Paris. His program, The Bow and the Brush, includes 23 newly composed solo violin pieces inspired by paintings and sculptures. 

Important information: This event will be in person at the Library only and reserved for Library Members. Please bring your Library card to the event for verification.

Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used by the American Library in Paris for marketing, promotional, pedagogical, or other purposes.

Evenings with an Author are free and open to the public (with a 10€ suggested donation)
thanks to the generous support of Gregory Annenberg Weingarten of GRoW @ Annenberg.


Tue April 16
19 h 30 min - 20 h 30 min
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(In Person Only) Music and Mingle: The Bow and the Brush with Dan Flanagan
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