Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Art of Élan: Tuesday, May 15th! "Dreaming Without Walls" at the San Diego Museum of Art features Special Guests & World Premiere

Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker
are Art of Élan

Art of Élan's commitment to collaboration and supporting new work continues this season with the commissioning of Tijuana-based composer and double-bassist Andrés Martín to write a work for NOW Ensemble (Art of Élan's ensemble-in-residence). The piece, called "Bruja," will be premiered in both San Diego and Tijuana in a week of spectacular cross-border collaborations.

The May 15th  San Diego Museum of Art concert is bursting with variety and new work. "Bruja" will premiere in the Museum rotunda alongside works by Sarah Kirkland Snider, Ted Hearne, Missy Mazzoli and others.

The program will also feature SACRA/PROFANA singing "Psalm of the Soil" by NYC-based composer Sarah Kirkland Snider. Snider, a co-founder of New Amsterdam Records, which supports the projects and careers of ground-breaking post-genre composers and performers, will be on hand to attend the West Coast premiere of her work. The piece is described as "rooted in folk music but full of complex harmonies, effectively evoking the emotional complexity of the immigrant experience."  

The concert is also the San Diego premiere of "The Answer to the Question that Wings Ask" by LA-based composer Ted Hearne.

To add more excitement to the evening, the program also features a work by NYC-based Missy Mazzoli for solo viola and pre-recorded audio, called "Tooth and Nail." San Diego Symphony principal violist Chi-Yuan Chen will be performing this San Diego premiere. Mazzoli has been hailed as one of the top female composers in the country by The Washington Post. Her work was recently presented by the San Diego Symphony and featured on the popular series, Mozart in the Jungle.  

Missy Mazzoli

On May 16th, Art of Élan brings NOW Ensemble to Tijuana to work with students at the Centro de Artes Musicales, giving a short performance there for the students and families before performing "Bruja" once again (Tijuana premiere), in a special performance with Cuatro para Tango at the Playas Cultural Center on May 17th. The concert is at 7 pm and tickets are sold at the door.

"Dreaming Without Walls"
at the San Diego Museum of Art

May 15, 2018, 7 pm

$40 museum member
$45 student, senior, military
$50 general admission

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