In this video, violinist Dan Flangan plays Shadow Breaking, a new piece by Nathaniel Stookey.

It’s part of a lockdown project for Flanagan, who has commissioned 16 composers to write solo violin pieces for him, each inspired by a painting in the violinist’s collection.  The composers include Libby Larsen, Nathaniel Stookey, Jim Stevenson, Trevor Weston, Evan Price, Cindy Cox, Edmund Campion, Maija Hynninen, and Flanagan himself. 

Flanagan is making Youtube videos for each piece and is planning a CD and a tour, which will include SF, NYC, Chicago, and Paris.


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