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Modesto Symphony Orchestra Schedules August 26 Recital
Preparing for a live performance is Modesto Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Dan Flanagan, with the event scheduled on the symphony’s YouTube Channel for Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Photo Contributed

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will present a virtual recital featuring MSO Concertmaster Dan Flanagan and hosted by Associate Conductor Ryan Murray on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. The live performance will feature a variety of works for violin by Bach and Strauss and will also feature some of Flanagan’s own compositions.

This will be the second free virtual event that the MSO has presented since being offstage due to the current pandemic. This recital, along with future virtual events, will be shown live on the MSO’s YouTube channel, and a recording will be available to watch at The MSO’s virtual events are free of charge to help bring music to everyone in the community.

“We are excited to feature our Concertmaster Dan Flanagan in this month’s recital,” said Caroline Nickel, President and CEO of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. “Last month’s recital was a great reminder of how music can connect us all, even if it’s through a virtual setting. We can’t wait to hear Dan again after all these months and he’s really looking forward to playing for an audience and reconnecting with the community.”

The program, Modesto Symphony Orchestra, MSO at Home: Dan Flanagan in Recital, will be hosted by Ryan Murray.

Featured music will include Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Minor, BWV 1003, Andante; Neville: Danses; Flanagan: An Animated Street in Autumn (World Premiere); Traditional: Various Fiddle Selections; Strauss: Daphne-Etude in G Major, AV 141; Flanagan: Rooftop Fiddler (World Premiere).

This virtual performance is free to all and supported in part by John and Nhan DeQuine.

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra is a resident company of the Gallo Center for the Arts.