Art of Elan: Fateful Encounters
Art of Elan: Season 12, called "Ways of Listening," explores the various ways we both listen to and process the world around us. The title is a play on the seminal 1970s book and BBC series Ways of Seeing, which looked at new ways to view visual art. This colorful concert thematically explores the various circumstances life presents, both fairly and unfairly, with music by Baroque composer Georg Philipp Telemann and famed film composer Nino Rota. It also includes evocative works by today's most innovative young composers Shawn Conley and Sarah Kirkland Snider, whose vocal piece "Psalm of the Soil" was featured on the Season 11 finale concert this past May.