Art of Elan: Abstract Revolution
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.
The 20-minute performance Abstract Revolution is followed by the screening of Pollock (movie tickets sold separately). This performance features composers Sarah Kirkland Snider and Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw in works for solo cello and marimba.