Thursday, February 20, 2014

Art of Élan Presents 'Within Her Arms' of Anna Clyne & 'The Little Match Girl Passion' of David Lang 7 PM Feb. 25, 2014, Hibben Gallery, San Diego Museum of Art

Carlos Mérida
Dead Bird
Oil on canvas, 1944
The San Diego Museum of Art
Museum purchase

Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker

Art of Élan

Please join us next Tuesday, February 25th, at 7pm in the Hibben Gallery of The San Diego Museum of Art for the third installment of our "Reflections" series, in which we present four concerts that create a musical lens through which to explore what it means to be human.  

Read on to learn how you can be a part of the Art of Élan experience and mark your calendars for the remainder of this season's concerts:

At The San Diego Museum of Art:

February 25th, 2014 "Reflections: on loss"
April 29th, 2014 "Reflections: on humanity"

March 27th, 2014: "CROSSFIRE @ The Glashaus" (Art of Élan's highly anticipated return to The Glashaus in Barrio Logan will feature a mixture of classical music and electronica, as well as the world premiere of a work written by San Diego Symphony violist AJ Nilles)

April 17th-19th, 2014: "LIFEBLOOD HARMONY" (3 exciting evenings of music and dance, presented in collaboration with Malashock Dance at the Mandell Weiss Theatre in La Jolla; more information at

We look forward to seeing you soon!
~Kate & Demarre

7PM on February 25th, 2014
Hibben Gallery, The San Diego Museum of Art

Loss has touched all of us in some way, and some of history's most powerful works of art have their roots in the pain of death and mourning. This concert features two of our time's most eloquent composers contemplating different aspects of death: Anna Clyne's elegiac Within Her Arms is a beautifully heartfelt reflection on the life and death of her mother, while David Lang explores the many facets of suffering in The Little Match Girl Passion, setting the Hans Christian Andersen story to the format of Bach's St. Matthew Passion. A 15-piece string section, Art of Élan's largest ever, highlight this evening's performance.

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