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Saturday, February 12, 2022, 7 p.m.

Art of Elan: This is America

1439 El Prado, San Diego, 92101

In response to the pandemic and societal turbulence of the last two years, Grammy-award winning violinist and producer Johnny Gandelsman has created “This Is America,” a new commissioning and recording project featuring over twenty new works for solo violin, written by American and U.S.-based artists. Commissioned by twenty different arts organizations spread throughout the U.S., including Art of Elan, “This is America” celebrates America's rich cultural tapestry and its myriad perspectives, thoughts and ideas, offering a vivid counterpoint to the idea that this land can be understood through a singular, dominant point of view. In partnership with the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music, Art of Elan commissioned Adele Faizullina to compose one of the works for this program. Each composition in the anthology reflects on the current state of American society in a personal and intimate way, looking through an unflinching lens at universal topics like separation, loneliness, hope and love.

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