Art of Élan has arrived at its 10th Anniversary Season primarily because of the generous support of people like you. Over the last decade we have managed to commission 10 new works, give numerous West Coast premieres, enjoy countless sold-out concerts, initiate meaningful community outreach, and energize audiences and musicians alike. In order for us to continue to engage diverse audiences and broaden our impact on the classical music world, we need your help! We believe that with our energy, innovative programming ideas, and genuine desire to share classical music with a wider audience, we can both change the cultural climate of San Diego and be a worldwide example of innovation in the arts.

Please consider joining our family of supporters and help us broaden our creative impact both in Southern California and beyond…

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For the past 9 years Art of Élan has been pioneering unique chamber music events and bringing the excitement of classical music to diverse audiences. Created by violinist Kate Hatmaker and flutist Demarre McGill, Art of Élan is continually expanding the scope of classical music in San Diego through innovative, one-hour programming in unique performance venues. Its partnerships with The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park, Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, The Glashaus in Barrio Logan, the Malcolm X Library and A Reason To Survive (ARTS) in National City have led to multiple commissions, world premieres, exciting cross-disciplinary productions and enthusiastic, sold-out audiences.

By drawing inspiration from the word élan, which represents momentum, vigor and spirit, Art of Élan continues to engage and energize audiences in new ways.