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Art of Élan

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Ralph Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, Arturo Márquez, Javier Alvarez, Jonathan Holland

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Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Alberto Ginastera, Arthur Farwell, John Wakefield Cadman, Maurice Ravel

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Art of Élan is a chamber music organization presenting and producing chamber music concerts in what they call "artistically stimulating and invigorating environment."

Created by Demarre McGill (principal flutist for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra) and Kate Hatmaker (a violinist with the San Diego Symphony), Art of Élan says it "Aims to expose new audiences to classical music, explore (and expand) the horizons of the classical music scene, energize audiences and musicians alike, and ultimately educate and cultivate a future generation of classical music lovers."

The concert “experience,” as Art of Élan envisions it, is to be approximately one hour in length, without intermission, in order to keep audience members both engaged and focused on the music. Programs vary, and musicians change, but the group insists "the excitement of classical music will be evident in every Art of Élan concert."

Other ensemble members include cellist Yao Zhao, violinists Jessica Guideri and Pei-Chun Tsai, and violist Chi-Yuan Chen.

In 2012, they began collaborating with local folk group the Tree Ring for a performance piece called Americana, composed by Jonathan Holland.

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