Art of Elan and the Kontras Quartet
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 will include performances and collaborations with La Jolla Music Society, Mira Mesa High School, and the Centro de Artes Musicales in Tijuana.
This concert features Art of Elan and the Kontras Quartet, for a beguiling one-hour musical program drawing inspiration from the work of resident artists, Leo Chiachio & Daniel Giannone, who “paint with needles” in innovative fabric and textile works. Art of Elan’s program includes performances by the Kontras Quartet in addition to percussion and solo double bass works. The pre-concert reception includes the opportunity to meet resident artists and learn about the artworks in process at Lux. $50 General Admission, $40 Lux members, $20 students.
6pm: Pre-concert "Meet the Artists" reception with wine, beer and light hors d'oeuvres
7pm: One-hour concert in the gallery