Imagine Spring Residency: Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship

Safadi Fine Arts Building, Room 204, Beirut campus

The Imagine Workshop and Concert Series (IWCS) is organizing a lecture by Pianist Kimball Gallagher on Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurship, as part of its Spring 2020 Residency: From Far Away. 

The talk is free and open to the public.


The talk explores entrepreneurial thinking that artists can apply to their own projects and fundraising efforts: seeing the world as a place of possibility, shifting negative beliefs to positive beliefs, creative partnerships, risk taking, personal growth and social impact through the arts.


Pianist Kimball Gallagher has risen to prominence as one of the most dynamic and multifaceted artists on the musical stage today. His sensitive insights at the keyboard, coupled with his singular entrepreneurial sensibilities, have enabled him to explore a broad scope of creative endeavors. Gallagher’s sold-out 2008 debut at Carnegie Hall launched his international 88-Concert Tour, which seeks to revive salon culture through a series of 200+ performances in a variety of non-traditional venues. Through these performances, Gallagher has appeared in 30 countries.

Highlights of recent tour seasons have included Gallagher’s debuts at the Cairo Opera House, the National Recital Hall in Taipei, the United Nations in New York, and the World Bank, as well as in private homes and more exotic venues throughout Paris, Alexandria, Burma, Dubai, Thailand, Fiji, India, and Antarctica. In Afghanistan, he performed at the German Embassy and taught master classes at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music.

Widely regarded as a thought leader of his generation and an entrepreneur fiercely dedicated to humanitarian causes, Gallagher founded a non-profit organization, aptly entitled 88 International, in 2009, which serves as an umbrella for the various creative partnerships and collaborations Gallagher’s concerts have inspired.

A native of Boston, Kimball Gallagher earned his undergraduate degree at Rice University in the studio of Jeanne Kierman-Fischer, and his Master of Music degree as a pupil of Robert McDonald at The Juilliard School.

About Imagine Workshop and Concert Series:

IWCS is a series of concerts, workshops, lectures, panel discussions, exhibitions, outreach and education programs. IWCS strives to contribute to the cultural richness of our community by promoting top quality performances to a diverse local audience; welcoming internationally acclaimed guest artists to collaborate with LAU’s faculty, students and a diverse community; cultivating young artists and new audiences through traditional and innovative educational outreach initiatives, and introducing underprivileged communities to the power of arts.

Full program here

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