“Have you been to an Art of Élan concert?”
Whenever I get this question it is asked at a hundred miles an hour with the enthusiasm of true belief.
What is Art of Élan? On the one hand we can say it’s a chamber music organization. On the other hand we can say it’s much more than a chamber music organization.
It is about chamber music but Art of Élan has returned the “chamber” to chamber music by taking it out of traditional concert venues. Art of Élan concerts are held primarily in art galleries and museums along with the Malcolm X Library near Market and Euclid in Southeast San Diego.
Big deal? Yes, big deal. The programming of these concerts is as fresh and energetic as anyone could ever want.