Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Art of Élan: Join us at 7pm Tuesday, Jan. 12 at The San Diego Museum of Art when our CROSSING THE DIVIDE season continues with "Concentric Circles."

Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker
are Art of Élan

Happy New Year! We hope you've had an enjoyable holiday season and that 2016 is off to a good start. We invite you to join us at 7pm on Tuesday, January 12th at The San Diego Museum of Art when our CROSSING THE DIVIDE season continues with "Concentric Circles." 

The idea of concentric circles serves as a reminder that there is always common ground to be found, even among the most disparate elements. This program features San Diego's inventive choral ensemble SACRA/PROFANA with "Effortlessly Love Flows" (from Aaron Jay Kernis' "Ecstatic Meditations") and "Observing" (from Dominick Argento's "Walden Pond"), as well as "Honest Music" for solo violin by Nico Muhly, a haunting contemplation on the world's "makeshift nature...the sad beauty of things coming together and things falling apart." The concert ends with Arvo Pärt's "Tabula Rasa," a minimalist exploration of man's inherent need for peace and introspection.

Tickets ARE still available for this and the remaining concerts this season at The San Diego Museum of Art:
We are also thrilled to report that our 2015 fundraising challenge was met last week with our fans and supporters raising over $6000 to help match our Stensrud Foundation challenge grant, funding our "Young Artists in Harmony" outreach program at A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City! We are filled with so much gratitude and are already busy making plans for next year's residency.
2015 Young Artists in Harmony  
On behalf of the talented students we had the privilege of working with each week for 10 weeks, we THANK YOU for lending your voice and your resources to this worthy initiative. If you are still interested in supporting the cause, we ARE still looking to raise more funds in order to make next year's residency a year-round program. Click HERE for more info about this past year's residency, which included the commissioning of 8 new works by student composers (many of whom had never before written for classical musicians) and visit Instant Encore to stream the entire performance for FREE. 

Art of Élan is a 501(c)3 organization, and, as such, all contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Art of Élan 
3401 32nd Street 
San Diego, CA 92104 
As always, we thank you for your ongoing interest and support and we look forward to seeing you at a concert soon!
~Kate & Demarre  

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