Art of Élan's ensemble-in-residence, the Formosa Quartet
Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker
About Art of Élan
For the past 8 years, Art of Élan has been pioneering unique events and bringing the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. Created by violinist Kate Hatmaker and flutist Demarre McGill, Art of Élan continually expands the scope of classical music in San Diego through its innovative, one-hour programming in unique performance venues. By drawing inspiration from the word élan, which represents momentum, vigor and spirit, and providing an opportunity to connect directly with concertgoers, Art of Élan continues to engage and energize audiences in new ways.
On March 29th at The San Diego Museum of Art the Formosa Quartet premieres Lei Liang's "Song Recollections," the much-anticipated string quartet that Art of Élan commissioned with national support from Chamber Music America and the Koussevitzky Foundation. This is the second year of the Formosa Quartet's residency with Art of Élan, which has included performance and commissioning opportunities, as well as recording support. In addition to "Song Recollections," the March 29th program features "Hungarian Folk Songs," also written for the Formosa Quartet by American composer Dana Wilson, as well as "Threnodies I and II" for flute, violin, viola and cello by Aaron Copland.
Although this concert has been sold out for several weeks already, a limited number of additional tickets were just released for sale and can be purchased by clicking on the link below. You may also purchase tickets for our May 17th concert at The San Diego Museum of Art through this link:
As always, we thank you for your ongoing interest and support and we look forward to seeing you at a concert soon!
~Kate & Demarre