Friday, December 28, 2018

Art of Élan: Happy Holidays and THANK YOU for helping make 2018 so impactful!

Art of Élan at San Diego Art Institute for its "Young Artists in Harmony" showcase concert 
(January 2018)

Demarre McGill and Kate Hatmaker are Art of Élan

2018 was an incredibly impactful year for Art of Élan, complete with expanded Community Engagement programs, FREE community concerts, collaborations with world-class artists Branford Marsalis, NOW Ensemble and the Kontras Quartet, and bi-national initiatives that involved residencies, commissioned new works, and concerts at the Centro de Artes Musicales (CAM) and the Casa de Cultura Playas in Tijuana.

Over the past 11 years, we've:
  • Performed 96 public concerts
  • Showcased 312 musicians
  • Presented 18 world premieres of commissioned works
  • Implemented a highly coveted ensemble-in-residence program
  • Participated in 21 unique, cross-disciplinary and collaborative productions
  • Completed 5 "Young Artists in Harmony" residency programs at A Reason to Survive (ARTS), resulting in 32 world premieres of musical works by student composers
  • Collaborated with a variety of community engagement partners to expand rehabilitation and support services for the homeless population of downtown San Diego, as well as at-risk youth in National City
  • Produced 77 live concert recordings on Instant Encore, which have been streamed over 54,000 times in 28 different countries around the world, thanks to Art of Élan's free music app
  • Established countless new relationships with adventurous music and art lovers in Southern California

Help Us Finish Strong!

Art of Élan invites you to join our family of supporters to help us continue to bring innovative and transformative concert experiences to audiences all over San Diego.

For as little as $1.50/day you can become a sustaining partner with reserved seating benefits, invitations to special, behind-the-scenes events and much more.

Please check out the many Community Engagement initiatives we have planned for 2019 and mark your calendars for our upcoming events at San Diego Art Institute and the San Diego Museum of Art.

THANKS TO YOU, we at Art of Élan can continue to be arts innovators, music educators, and community builders.

Donate Now

mark your calendar for our January events:

Showcase Concert

 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
San Diego Art Institute
1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
$10 General Admission
$5 Students
Art of Élan's "Young Artists in Harmony" program is offered in partnership with the nationally recognized A Reason To Survive (ARTS), an organization that believes in the power of the arts and creativity to literally transform lives – especially those of kids facing adversity. This fall's program consisted of weekly workshops where 14 students from Sweetwater Unified School District had the opportunity to be mentored on a weekly basis by Art of Élan musicians Yumi Cho, Batya MacAdam-Somer, Jason Karlyn, Alex Greenbaum, Susan Wulff, and Rose Lombardo.

The January 23rd collaborative concert at San Diego Art Institute is also offered as part of the San Diego Symphony's "Hearing the Future" festival, curated by 2018 MacArthur "Genius Grant" recipient Matt Aucoin, whose “Dual” for cello and double bass will also be performed on the program, featuring San Diego Symphony cellist Andrew Hayhurst and principal bassist Jeremy Kurtz-Harris.

No comments: