Art of Elan: In Spite of All This
Art of Elan's Season 13, Hear & Now, includes a three-year musical BaCH Initiative, increased community engagement, new strategic partnerships, and a continued commitment to commissioning new work. Hear & Now focuses on contemporary culture and the importance of cultural context in uniting an increasingly diverse, complex, and changing world through music. The timeless music of J. S. Bach weaves in and out of a season that highlights music from a wide variety of composers and time periods, including several local premieres. The San Diego Museum of Art concert series includes two free pop-up performances in addition to three gallery concerts that showcase the music of Missy Mazzoli, Darius Milhaud, Claude Debussy, and J. S. Bach, among others. The BaCH Initiative kicks off in the rotunda of The San Diego Museum of Art on November 19 and will include performances and collaborations with La Jolla Music Society, Mira Mesa High School, and the Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana.
Art of Elan's 13th season of concerts at SDMA kicks off with a kaleidoscopic journey back to the music of the beloved Baroque composer, J. S. Bach. As part of the newly-launched BaCH Initiative, which moves the timeless Baroque music "Beyond a Concert Hall" and out into the world of the 21st century, Art of Elan will open this concert with Bach's second sonata for unaccompanied violin, followed by innovative works by contemporary composers Andy Akiho, David Lang, and Missy Mazzoli.